Adult and Youth Community Services

An Adult and Youth Community Counsellor (also known as an Adult Protection Service Worker) provide a range of services to youth and adults. The primary objective is to support adults with a developmental disability to live as independently, safely, and securely as possible in their community. DSLG’s Adult and Youth Community Counsellor services include:

  • Development of an individualized plan
  • Service co-ordination.
  • Advocacy
  • Counselling in the areas of problem solving, decision-making, housing, employment, finances, life skills, family issues, legal issues, and other individual issues.
  • Long-term planning and assisting with independence building.
  • Assistance with individualized funding applications
  • Linking services for individuals
  • Clinical, recreational and life skills programs offered on an individual and/or group basis.
  • Transportation, medical appointments, advocacy, and making referrals to other programs.
  • Crisis management/ counselling

Our Services

Specialized/Clinical Services

A variety of specialized services are available for both children and adults. These include; Psychological Services, Behavioural Services, Social Work Services, Psychiatric Clinic, Child Psychotherapy and Play Therapy as well as Occupational Therapy (OT)

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Residential Services

Short-term treatment is provided to individuals with a developmental/intellectual disability and/or dual diagnosis who are experiencing personal difficulty, or require a behavioral, adaptive, or medication review/assessment.

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Community Participation Supports

Supports are designed to provide adults living with a developmental/intellectual disability with meaningful leisure, recreational and community outings.

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Passports is an individualized funded program that helps adults 18 years or older to participate in their communities.

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Housing and Program Initiative

Enhanced Supported Independent Living is designed for adults with developmental disabilities who require high levels of supports and have a high Hi level of individualized funding

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Host Family / Family Home

Family Home expands the range of residential options available in the community and allows individual needs to be met in a more flexible and personal manner.

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The Distress Centre

The Distress Centre provides a confidential crisis telephone service to anyone in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville needing support and assistance.

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Snoezelen is a concept in which an indoor environment is created mainly to produce gentle relaxation, security and comfort by using controllable stimuli.

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Student Awards

Three student awards are available to a first year student pursueing a career related to the field of developmental disabilities.

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