Surrey Place is a government funded non-profit organization with over 50 years of experience as both a leader and partner in the developmental service field located in Toronto, ON. With a wide array of needs based services supported by clinical evidence gathered by board certified staff, Surrey Place ensures best practices are used to achieve the success of individualized goals for every client served.
Surrey Place has four centres strategically placed in the north, south, east and west ends of the city to maximize reach and accessibility for clients. Surrey Place adheres to their mission to help people of all ages with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder lead healthy and socially inclusive lives using exemplary skills in interdisciplinary clinical services, education and research. The Surrey Place vision is Living your potential – All your Life! Values that we are committed to across all services are collaboration, accountability, innovation, respect and responsiveness. Surrey Place is accredited with Accreditation Canada, has a long history in Developmental Service, has held an Expansion and leadership role, is a government funded non-profit center with strong community partnerships.
There are a variety of programs that Surrey Place offers that come with 50 years of experience and are supervised by certified Board Certified Behaviour Analysts providing opportunity for social interaction, communication, daily living, play and leisure skills to improve the emotional and social well-being of their clients and families. These programs include:
- Autism Services
- School Support Programs and Connections for Students
- Treatment Research and Education for Autism and Developmental Disorders (TREADD)
- Infancy and Early Childhood
- Blind Low Vision Early Intervention
- Infant Development Program
- Preschool Speech and Language Services (Early Abilities)
- Prenatal Parent Counseling
- Adult Programs
- The Parent Enhancement Program
- MMW – Clinical Videoconferencing Program (Mashkikiiwininiwag Mazinaatesijigan Wichiiwewen)
- Toronto Network of Specialized Care
- Self-Advocacy Council
- Augmentative Communication & Writings Aids Program (ASWA) – All Ages
Surrey Place offers a variety of educational groups and workshops for clients, families, caregivers and community members, as well as extensive education and consultation services to community agencies.
Our comprehensive programs and services can include assessment, one-on-one treatment, group program, consultation, caregiver coaching, counseling, and service coordination delivered by a broad network of clinicians and professionals.
Section 1: Mediator Model
- A clinician will work with a family to assess and observe a child and recommend a specific strategy. The clinician will then coach and support the caregiver, teaching them how to implement the strategies (mediator role) which research has shown is best approach for creating and maintaining change.
Section 2: Service Contract
A valuable tool for setting the boundaries and focus of service, the service contract will include:
- an explanation of the service being provided
- identification of the timeline for service or service block
- identification of goals to be achieved
- identification of service delivery model
- expectations regarding cancellation of appointments
Section 3: Wellness Services
Encourages development of leadership and advocacy skills and continue to be a voice for your child/family member/friend. It also aims to provide a range of useful learning opportunities, program specific information, teach relevant behavioural strategies as well as share community program information.
Some of the benefits of Wellness Services participation include:
- learning to implement strategies
- have increased leisure time
- increased optimism
- decreased stress levels
- cost effective skill-buildinf