Program Overview

Program Description

The TranXition Program is an eXtreme rehab intervention program. We support youth aged 15 to 25 years old with physical disabilities as well as their families in their transition into adult life, with a focus on optimizing their social participation. Though rooted in group intervention, the TranXition Program can also support participants through individual or community intervention.

Our approach is to help youth identify their individual goals with the transition to adulthood. We push the boundaries of their comfort zone through a range of personal, social, cultural, school and professional “real life” experiences.

Types of interventions

The TranXition Program staff’s primary objective is to ensure the wellbeing and safety of participants and help them surpass themselves. The staff is also committed to working in an interdisciplinary manner in partnership with the youth and their family to promote a stimulating and creative environment conducive to achieving the participants’ objectives.

  • The TranXition Program primarily focuses on group intervention.
  • These activities are carried out collaboratively at the center and in the community.
  • By empowering participants and holding them accountable, the TranXition Program strives to create agents of change.
  • The group intervention culminates in a final experience organized by participants. This experience can take the form of a trip or an outdoor stay.
  • Alongside group intervention, the TranXition Program can also support participants individually.
  • The TranXition Program also offers parent groups and individual parent support

Inclusion criteria

  • Be between 15 and 25 years of age;
  • Be available for the duration of the group and able to attend all meetings (whether in-person or online);
  • Be able to communicate in English or French (with or without technical aids or an ASL/LSQ interpreter);
  • Live with a:
    • motor disability and/or;
    • visual disability and/or;
    • hearing disability and/or;
    • language disability.

Note: A person living with a diagnosis of mild intellectual delay or mild autism spectrum disorder is admissible to the program if they have a physical disability in at least one of the categories mentioned above.

  • Be able to get around independently, with or without technical aids, for a distance of around 250 meters;
  • Be able to feed themselves or direct their feeding;
  • Be autonomous or require help for personal care up to the following levels:
    • Capacity to transfer independently, or requiring assistance to complete a pivot transfer, without equipment;
    • Have the potential to perform personal hygiene after toileting;
    • Have the potential to direct their own care;
    • Being able to participate in a group session without toileting help for a minimum three-hour period (i.e. may need support before or after, but no support is available during the group session).

Where services are offered

At Mackay site, in the community and online!

 Mackay Site – 3500 Décarie, Montréal, Québec, H4A 3J5

TranXition Program Objectives

We work to help youth identify goals in at least one of the fours “Spheres of Opportunity”

For parents we aim to address common areas related to transition and also to support parents through their own journey.

Interdisciplinary team

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Special Care Counselors
  • Career Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Administrative Agent
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Program Manager

Participant pathway

To access services

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