SENSORY ROOM: The sensory room is located at the Centre for Community Living, 100 McRae Avenue and is available for use on an individual basis. It is a therapeutic room that can calm or stimulate an individual through each of the senses, usually through special lighting, sound, music and objects.

CAP SITE: The computer lab located at the Centre for Community Living, 100 McRae Avenue, is available for use by anyone in the community and is open during regular business hours.

PERSON CENTRED THINKING AND PLANNING: is a process of continual listening and learning, focusing on what is important to the person now and in the future and acting upon this in alliance with the persons’ family, friends and supports.

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE ACHIEVE: PHPA is a support group of leaders that was founded in 2000 by self-advocates in Port Colborne. They focus on learning and informing themselves about their rights as Canadian citizens. The group meets monthly September to June.

S.T.A.R. (Stop, Think, Act, Report) TRAINING: is an interactive training workshop designed and delivered by self-advocates to educate individuals on the issue of abuse and people’s rights and responsibilities.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM: A program for young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 diagnosed with a developmental disability. This short term program is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services through the Developmental Services Employment and Modernization Fund from April 2015 to March 2017. Employment skills training is provided in class and in work placements. The goal of the program is to prepare participants for competitively paid jobs and to find jobs in their areas of interest.

JOBS NIAGARA: Job Developers work with job ready applicants with disabilities approved by ODSP for Employment Services. Staff provide introductions to employers, one on one job searches, interview preps, resumes, on the job support, subsidies and other supports required to help applicants maintain success in their chosen work/career. Service is available throughout the Niagara Region with offices located in Port Colborne and St. Catharines.