Youth & Young Adult program

Program Description

The Youth & Young Adult Program offers rehabilitation services to youth aged 8 to 24 with physical impairments who report persistent and significant difficulties in carrying out their life habits. Our mission is to support our users living with motor, language, auditory and/or visual impairments in order to improve their autonomy in their daily activities and optimize their social participation.

Program objectives

  • Help youths/young adults develop optimal autonomy in their daily activities and domestic life
  • Help them develop the social skills required to function in their various living environments (home, school, community, work)
  • Help them participate and perform optimally at school, within their capabilities
  • Help them participate in leisure activities they enjoy
  • Help them understand their condition (strengths and limitations) and the functional impact it has on their lives
  • Help them develop a capacity for self-determination in order to assert themselves in their various living environments
  • Help them transition fluidly through the stages of their life, from childhood to adolescence to adult life


Inclusion criteria

  • Be between 8 and 24 years of age;
  • Be living with a:
    • Motor Impairment and/or
    • Language Impairment and/or
    • Auditory Impairment and/or
    • Visual Impairment

Services offered:

The Youth & Young Adult team adopts a dynamic interdisciplinary approach to support our user’s and their families in achieving their functional goals through:

  • Assessment of the user’s level of functioning
  • Interventions supporting autonomy in activities of daily living
  • Psychosocial support for the user and his/her family
  • Support during times of transition (transition to high school, post-secondary education, transition into the workplace)
  • Assessment, recommendation and training for the use of technical aids and adaptive equipment, based on the user’s need.
  • Links with relevant community partners
  • Referrals to specialized clinics, or other services

Multidisciplinary Team:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Specialized Education
  • Speech Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Vision Rehabilitation
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Hearing Impairment Training Officer

Types of interventions:

  • Individual interventions
  • Group interventions

Services are offered

  • At the Layton (7000 Sherbrooke Street West) and Mackay (3500 Décarie Boulevard) sites
  • In the community (based on needs)

User journey

  • File accepted at AEO (on program waitlist)
  • Initial interview
  • Assessment and/or screening of needs
  • Intervention plan (identification of functional goals)
  • Therapeutic interventions based on the identified needs/goals
  • Revision of the intervention plan
  • Closure/transfer to other services

To access services

  • To be eligible for services, the person must have received a diagnosis related to physical impairment and report persistent and significant difficulties in carrying out their life habits.
  • The referral source must include a copy of the medical report documenting the diagnosis along with all other relevant medical or professional reports (occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, speech therapy) and the Request for Services Form.
  • All documents must be sent to Admissions
    Service de l’accueil, évaluation, orientation (AEO)

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