This program provides an outreach model (non-facility based) where individuals are picked up at home and taken to their scheduled community activity. They also gain access to local community resources.
Employment can create a great sense of accomplishment. This program not only helps clients maintain work in a community business, it also ensures positive relationships are built and competitive wages and benefits are adhered to. For individuals looking for employment, we offer career planning sessions as well as pre-employment sessions.
A safe, supportive place to live is something we all deserve. The Residential Division is made up of 10 homes all with a different focus and different levels of support. Apartment living program is available for those who can live fairly independently.
Administering medication is critical to the well-being of all our clients. That’s why we have a comprehensive Medication Administration Policy ensuring that our employees clearly understand their responsibility in managing medication. A qualified medical professional works closely with employees to ensure they have the critical skills and knowledge.
All people have unique needs, which is why we customize our services. Every year a review is done to determine which services will assist the individual reach their goals. Once the review is done, a customized plan is developed with the individual and implemented over the next year.
Our dedicated staff has extensive training when it comes to protecting individuals from abuse. Clear policies and procedures are in place and investigations are conducted should an incident occur. We also protect the property of the individual by implementing extensive security measures and conducting security checks on all new staff and volunteers.
When it comes to intervention strategies, Ability Development Services has very specific policies. If there is a need to protect an individual or those around him or her, behavioral Intervention begins with specific activities from the least restrictive first to more restrictive ones. In order to improve our intervention programs, a Best Practices for Behaviours of Concern and Review Committee has been developed.
Families, guardians, schools, and other agencies or potential individuals are encouraged to contact Bea Fisher at (780) 875-3633 or by email.
Generally, we begin by connecting with the inquiring party/applicant to discuss the types of services that are required and provide an overview of the types of services Bea Fisher provides. If a mutual agreement is reached, we will proceed to the formal application.
The Admission and Discharge Committee will evaluate the application and advise the applicant of its decision. At its discretion, the Committee may request an additional meeting with the applicant be held prior to finalizing a decision.