Kerry’s Place collaborates with Ontario’s Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) to develop and host supportive housing options for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) is the access point to all provincially funded resources for adults with developmental disabilities.
For more information about adult funded services, visit the DSO website at: https://www.dsontario.ca/funded-services.
Group Supported Living Programs
Kerry’s Place operates Group Supported Living programs for adults with ASD at over 90 distinct locations across Ontario. Our group living approach focuses on raising a person’s quality of life by offering 24-hour supportive assistance. Individuals supported pursue personal goals such as:
- community participation
- hobbies and interests
Supported Independent Living (SIL) Programs
The SIL program offers varied supports based on individualized goals and needs. In order to live independently, SIL program participants may be supported in daily living skills such as maintaining a home, meal preparation and/or community safety. The type and frequency of support is individualized and can range from daily to a few hours every week. In 2022, our SIL program supported 34 persons across the province.
Clinical Services and Supports
Individuals in Supported Living programs can access the Kerry’s Place team of Clinical Supervisors, Behaviour Therapists, Behaviour Technicians as well as Quality Coordinators. The Clinical Department is a multi-disciplinary team that follows a bio-psycho-social approach to treatment and evidence-based intervention. This method includes positive behaviour approaches based in the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis, specialized assessments, treatment goals and a supportive coaching clinic.
Our team of consulting professionals includes three Psychiatrists serving clinics in the Central, Toronto and East regions as well as a Nurse Practitioner supporting all regions.
Person Directed Planning
Offered to individuals in our Supported Living program, Person Directed Planning is a process of identifying short and/or long term goals. A goal plan outlines the aims and necessary actions to achieve success. Goals are individualized and focus on:
Advance Care Planning
Supported Living programs also offer long-term planning for persons supported. An Advance Care Plan outlines a person’s wishes regarding their end-of-life care. It ensures that a person’s values and beliefs are known and understood. An Advanced Care Plan enables care givers to provide meaningful and respectful end-of-life support. Kerry’s Place has created an Advanced Care Plan interview process designed specifically to maximize the comfort and understanding of the people we support. A plan Facilitator helps the person and their support circle through every step of the process. For anyone in our Supported Living programs seeking an Advanced Care Plan, Kerry’s Place is committed to providing this service to achieve the best outcomes in the long-term.