Programs for persons with developmental disabilities

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Ranch Ehrlo Society supports persons with developmental disabilities by providing residential, educational, and vocational programs to people with multiple, complex developmental needs.

Our programs are designed to provide individualized treatment based on principles of social integration and normalization and provide residents with an opportunity to develop skills to live more independently in their community.

We offer individual counselling; occupational therapy; clinical assessments in psychological, education, trauma, and speech-language; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder and adaptive functioning; medical and dental support; and art, music, and equine therapy.

Participants have access to a multi-disciplinary team of clinical consultants, who hold backgrounds in speech and Language pathology, occupational therapy, social work, psychiatric nursing and psychology. The focus is on person-centered and strength-based services. Target areas include oral motor skills, functional language development, social-emotional abilities, sensory processing ability and daily living skills.

Our clients develop vocational and educational skills through various programs at Ranch Ehrlo Society including the Transition Centre, Learning Centre, Life Skills Education Program (LSEP), Vocational Training Employment Program (VTEP), Supported Employment Program (SEP) , Alternative Vocational Education Program (AVEP), and through partnerships with Saskatchewan Abilities Council, Cosmopolitan Learning Centre, SIAST Adult Education Program, and Partners in Employment.

Our staff is highly-trained to meet the needs of our clients using a therapeutic approach with the use of positive relationships, activities, and atmosphere.


Residential programs

Supportive Living Program
Our Supported Living Program (SLP) provides supportive living services to older adolescents and young adults who are coping with intellectual and developmental differing abilities and other mental health challenges. The focus in these programs is to provide long-term residential support services and to develop individualized treatment plans. This program structure is a combination of six-bed, four-bed group living, two-bed group living, and single-bed supported independent living.

Supportive Independent Living program

program houseThe Supported Independent Living Program (SILP) is a long-term residential program that provides developmental activities and supportive services to clients who have the abilities and/or potential of moving beyond the supports of the program to live independently in their community. People living in this program are generally employable or continuing their educational pursuits. This program structure is a combination of four-bed group living, two-bed group living, and single-bed supported independent living.

Group Home Program
Our Group Home Program is a Regina-based program designed to assist clients with complex developmental needs. The highly structured program is divided into two parts: high intensity group homes and low intensity group homes. The group home programs are based on a 24-hour model of treatment and supervision.