Our day program offers a unique opportunity for Adults with special needs. Our day runs from 8:30 to 3:30. Participants are to bring their own lunch. Baking happens during the week, and sometimes we do a BBQ or a Pizza day with our pizza oven. Participants will engage in life and social skills activities. They will also participate in some fantastic crafts, music time, and sports to keep their mind and body moving. All classrooms are equipped with computers and tablets to keep them connected and learning. Two fully accessible washrooms makes it easier for those who need it. Participants get to make our heritage building their own, by taking part in everything that goes on at White Birch. Did we mention we also have a big one acre property to call our own that is perfect for sports, cruising around in their chairs, or just enjoying the beauty our small town has to offer. There is also a walking trails that we take full advantage of, an equestrian center for some horse competitions, and an upcomming fully accessible park.
one to one worker
If parents and participants are looking for extra support to attend the day program we are here to help. White Birch will provide a fully trained worker to work directly with your individual with special needs. This can be needed due to behavior issues, self care, or just parental preference. We encourage parents to work towards the participant not needing a 1-1 worker. The worker we provide you will work towards getting the participant away from needing the extra support, which will help lower the costs for parents.
Need a ride to the program? We provide transportation with door to door service. With our own van named "the queen mary" we will help get your participant to the program for a small fee. We will also help parents set up trans help for those who are eligible so participants can get out of the city, and come up to the country for an experience they will love.
Movie respite nights
Once a month we offer parents a respite night on the weekend. Participants can be dropped off at White Birch by 5:30 pm and picked up at 9:00pm. White Birch staff will be on hand to make dinner for the participants, and organize some activities. After dinner participants settle in for a movie with their friends. All support we give during the week, will remain the same during movie nights.