SOCIAL:

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CONTACT US:

email:      director@checkered-door.com

phone:     705-722-5627       fax:    705-722-5628

address:  80 Bradford St., Suite 501, Barrie, ON L4N 6S7

Copyright © 2017 Checkered Door Inc. All Rights Reserved
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PWHR Solutions

HOW TO APPLY 

WHAT IS

CHECKERED DOOR?

Checkered Door is a Community-Based Centre delivering a Social Development Program for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ages 18-29.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

THE GOALS

OF THE PROGRAM

To prepare youth with intellectual disabilities to transition to adulthood by:

• Supporting the development of social skills

• Learning the techniques of emotional regulation

• Developing skills for life

• Practicing the key elements of character development

Partnered with participation in the arts, recreation and community inclusion.

SOCIAL SKILLS

DEVELOPMENT

Supporting the development of Social Skills will take place in a social model, day training program with age-similar peers at the Checkered Door Centre. The program offers structured, scheduled group activities both in the Centre and in the Community offering a variety of learning environments and opportunities for inclusion. An example of these activities could include group volunteering in the Community to develop teamwork and communication skills. These skills are first developed and practiced in the Centre and may include: treating others respectfully, managing emotions, following direction, choosing appropriate words, and learning social and acceptable behavior. Participating in a variety of activities in the Centre as well as the Community provides learners with endless opportunities for social growth.

SKILLS

FOR LIFE

The development of Skills for Life will focus on communication skills, language development, technology and tools, personal boundaries, building healthy relationships, cultural sensitivity, and transition/change. Other topics will be introduced as needs are identified.

EMOTIONAL

REGULATION

Participants and Staff will benefit from continuous training on the Zones of Regulation, A Curriculum Designed to Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional Control, Leah M. Kuypers, MA Ed. OTR/L. Assisting individuals to identify emotions and develop the appropriate skills to self-regulate is key to maturing into an emotionally healthy adult. The curriculum provides selected lessons, using a cognitive behavior approach, to teach skills in Consciously Regulating Actions which results in increased control and problem solving abilities. Individuals will participate in the learning activities in a small group format and practice/transfer the learning to various environments within the Centre and Community.

CHARACTER

BUILDING

The key elements or virtues of Good Character are many and at Checkered Door we have chosen to align these qualities with our Values. We encourage and support the development of these characteristics. They are: love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

ARTS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY INCLUSION

Integrating new skills to community environments continues the learning and fosters inclusion.

FOSTERING INCLUSION UNLOCKS

THE POTENTIAL IN US ALL.

HOW TO APPLY

APPLYING IS EASY

JUST 4 STEPS

*Please mail or drop off documents to Checkered Door at 501-80 Bradford St, Barrie, L4N 6S7. If dropping off documents, you will not be able to tour the center without an appointment. Please use the mail slot provided.

A diagram of the 4 steps to applying. Available on How to Apply page.

You are welcome to book a tour of the facility.

Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. The facility is not available for drop-in tours.

BOOK A TOUR NOW!

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CONTACT US:

email:      director@checkered-door.com

phone:    705-722-5627       fax:   705-722-5628

address:  80 Bradford St., Suite 501,

              Barrie, ON L4N 6S7

Copyright © 2017 Checkered Door Inc. All Rights Reserved
Design by Keylines Media  |  Hosted by
PWHR Solutions

HOW TO APPLY 

 

SKILLS

FOR LIFE

The development of Skills for Life will focus on communication skills, language development, technology and tools, personal boundaries, building healthy relationships, cultural sensitivity, and transition/change. Other topics will be introduced as needs are identified.

FOSTERING INCLUSION UNLOCKS

THE POTENTIAL IN US ALL.

You are welcome to book a tour of the facility.

Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. The facility is not available for drop-in tours.

BOOK A TOUR NOW!

email:  director@checkered-door.com

phone:  705-722-5627 | fax:  705-722-5628

address: 80 Bradford St., Suite 501, Barrie, ON L4N 6S7

  /CheckeredDoor

HOW TO APPLY  |  HOME   |  ABOUT US  |  SERVICES  |  HELPFUL LINKS CONTACT US

Funding Resources  |  Zones of Regulation  |  Forms  |  Privacy Statement

Copyright © 2017 Checkered Door Inc. All Rights Reserved
Design by Keylines Media  |  Hosted by PWHR Solutions

THE GOALS

OF THE PROGRAM

To prepare youth with intellectual disabilities to transition to adulthood by:

• Supporting the development of social skills

• Learning the techniques of emotional regulation

• Developing skills for life

• Practicing the key elements of character development

Partnered with participation in the arts, recreation and community inclusion.

SKILLS

FOR LIFE

The development of Skills for Life will focus on communication skills, language development, technology and tools, personal boundaries, building healthy relationships, cultural sensitivity, and transition/change. Other topics will be introduced as needs are identified.

CHARACTER

BUILDING

The key elements or virtues of Good Character are many and at Checkered Door we have chosen to align these qualities with our Values. We encourage and support the development of these characteristics. They are: love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

FOSTERING INCLUSION UNLOCKS THE POTENTIAL IN US ALL.

A diagram of the 4 steps to applying. Available on How to Apply page.

You are welcome to

book a tour

of the facility.

Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.

The facility is not available for drop-in tours.

BOOK A TOUR NOW!

email:  director@checkered-door.com

phone:  705-722-5627 | fax: 705-722-5628

address:  80 Bradford St., Suite 501, Barrie, ON L4N 6S7

  /CheckeredDoor

HOW TO APPLY  |  HOME   |  ABOUT US  |  SERVICES

HELPFUL LINKS CONTACT US

Funding Resources  |  Zones of Regulation

Forms  |  Privacy Statement

Copyright © 2017 Checkered Door Inc. All Rights Reserved
Design by Keylines Media  |  Hosted by PWHR Solutions

 

email:  director@checkered-door.com

phone:  705-722-5627  |  fax: 705-722-5628

address:  80 Bradford St., Suite 501,

Barrie, ON L4N 6S7

  /CheckeredDoor

HOW TO APPLY  |  HOME   |  ABOUT US  |  SERVICES  |  HELPFUL LINKS CONTACT US

Funding Resources  |  Zones of Regulation

Forms  |  Privacy Statement

Copyright © 2017 Checkered Door Inc. All Rights Reserved
Design by Keylines Media  |  Hosted by PWHR Solutions

 

SKILLS

FOR LIFE

The development of Skills for Life will focus on communication skills, language development, technology and tools, personal boundaries, building healthy relationships, cultural sensitivity, and transition/change. Other topics will be introduced as needs are identified.

FOSTERING INCLUSION UNLOCKS THE POTENTIAL IN US ALL.

You are welcome to

book a tour

of the facility.

Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. The facility is not available for drop-in tours.

BOOK A TOUR NOW!