Specialized Supports

CLA offers Specialized Services to people with a developmental disability and co-existing mental health concerns and/or challenging behaviours that may affect their quality of life. We use video conferencing to consult with specialized clinical services. When pandemic restrictions are lifted, this service may also be available face-to-face. These consultations help us to provide training, education and options for treatment.

Specialized Accommodations provides time-limited support and short-term treatment for people who may be experiencing difficulty in the current home.

Referrals to use either of these programs can be made by people supported; and /or family members, community agencies and CLA staff.

Other Specialized Services can include: relaxation exercises, referrals to community resources; mediator training, community education, individual assessments, communication supports or behavior support plan development. Specialized Services are available to children or adults.

Contact: Nicole Clark, Services Manager, at 705-255-2100 or email at Nicole_Clark@cla-algoma.org. 


THRIVE provides programs and services to children and young people needing therapy services and/or respite care. The PEERS program provides coaching opportunities where youth can learn social skills and build relationships. The Early Learning Resources has a childhood education consultant to support children with special needs. H.S. McLellan preschool provides developmentally appropriate programs for children with special needs and provides a childcare program.


LINK to www.kidsthrive.ca

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