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

In supporting participants in the development of Social Skills, Checkered Door Inclusion Associates will use the Social Thinking® Methodology created by Michelle Garcia Winner. The daily program will offer structured social learning activities, derived from Social Thinking® Curriculum, which can be applied to group activities both in the Centre and in the Community. Social Thinking® is a term coined by Michelle Garcia Winner, CCC-SLP and represents a flexible, systems-based teaching methodology consisting of curricula, vocabulary, teaching tools, and strategies for individuals aged preschool through adults. Learn more at www.socialthinking.com. At Checkered Door, a sample Social Thinking® application activity could include going on a community outing together to observe social interactions using Social Behavior Mapping© to increase understanding of expected and unexpected behaviors in community settings.

Note: This program, including its teacher or leader, is not affiliated with, nor has it been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by Michelle Garcia Winner and Think Social Publishing, Inc.

SKILLS

FOR LIFE

While at Checkered Door, participants will gain Skills for Life. This component of daily programming will focus on problem solving, self-advocacy, attention and self-regulation. Developing Skills for Life enable participants to become more self-aware, adaptable and equipped as individuals gradually increase their independence in adulthood. To support learning these cognitive functions, participants will engage in topics such as; asking for help, managing media, personal boundaries, cultural sensitivity, and being flexible with change. Other topics will be introduced as needs are identified. Checkered Door uses a Person-Centered Approach and 1:1 connection time to ensure participants are actively motivated, by attainable goals that result in success for each individual.

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, by 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 of good character are many and at Checkered Door we have chosen to align these qualities into Character Education lessons. We promote character building within our daily exercises by concentrating on character traits that build self-confidence, encourage relationship building and creates a culture of mutual respect. The core character traits that will be central to the 2018-2019 program are; Positivity, Respect, Acceptance, Compassion, Empathy, Co-operation, Honesty, Self-Control, Resiliency, and Responsibility. At Checkered Door, we believe that every individual can contribute to sharing space with others in a positive manner. By facilitating and modeling the values of good character, participants are stimulated to create social networks built upon making positive contributions in their home community.

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!

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 © 2017-2018 Checkered Door Inc. All Rights Reserved
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PWHR Solutions

 

SKILLS

FOR LIFE

While at Checkered Door, participants will gain Skills for Life. This component of daily programming will focus on problem solving, self-advocacy, attention and self-regulation. Developing Skills for Life enable participants to become more self-aware, adaptable and equipped as individuals gradually increase their independence in adulthood. To support learning these cognitive functions, participants will engage in topics such as; asking for help, managing media, personal boundaries, cultural sensitivity, and being flexible with change. Other topics will be introduced as needs are identified. Checkered Door uses a Person-Centered Approach and 1:1 connection time to ensure participants are actively motivated, by attainable goals that result in success for each individual.

SKILLS FOR LIFE While at Checkered Door, participants will gain Skills for Life. This component of daily programming will focus on problem solving, self-advocacy, attention and self-regulation. Developing Skills for Life enable participants to become more self-aware, adaptable and equipped as individuals gradually increase their independence in adulthood. To support learning these cognitive functions, participants will engage in topics such as; asking for help, managing media, personal boundaries, cultural sensitivity, and being flexible with change. Other topics will be introduced as needs are identified. Checkered Door uses a Person-Centered Approach and 1:1 connection time to ensure participants are actively motivated, by attainable goals that result in success for each individual.
CHARACTER BUILDING The key elements of good character are many and at Checkered Door we have chosen to align these qualities into Character Education lessons. We promote character building within our daily exercises by concentrating on character traits that build self-confidence, encourage relationship building and creates a culture of mutual respect. The core character traits that will be central to the 2018-2019 program are; Positivity, Respect, Acceptance, Compassion, Empathy, Co-operation, Honesty, Self-Control, Resiliency, and Responsibility. At Checkered Door, we believe that every individual can contribute to sharing space with others in a positive manner. By facilitating and modeling the values of good character, participants are stimulated to create social networks built upon making positive contributions in their home community.

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!

SOCIAL:

  /CheckeredDoor

SEARCH:

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 © 2017-2018 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

While at Checkered Door, participants will gain Skills for Life. This component of daily programming will focus on problem solving, self-advocacy, attention and self-regulation. Developing Skills for Life enable participants to become more self-aware, adaptable and equipped as individuals gradually increase their independence in adulthood. To support learning these cognitive functions, participants will engage in topics such as; asking for help, managing media, personal boundaries, cultural sensitivity, and being flexible with change. Other topics will be introduced as needs are identified. Checkered Door uses a Person-Centered Approach and 1:1 connection time to ensure participants are actively motivated, by attainable goals that result in success for each individual.

CHARACTER

BUILDING

The key elements of good character are many and at Checkered Door we have chosen to align these qualities into Character Education lessons. We promote character building within our daily exercises by concentrating on character traits that build self-confidence, encourage relationship building and creates a culture of mutual respect. The core character traits that will be central to the 2018-2019 program are; Positivity, Respect, Acceptance, Compassion, Empathy, Co-operation, Honesty, Self-Control, Resiliency, and Responsibility. At Checkered Door, we believe that every individual can contribute to sharing space with others in a positive manner. By facilitating and modeling the values of good character, participants are stimulated to create social networks built upon making positive contributions in their home community.

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 PROGRAM UPDATES  |  CONTACT US

Funding Resources  |  Zones of Regulation  |  Forms  |  Privacy Statement

Copyright © 2017-2018 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 PROGRAM UPDATES  |  CONTACT US

Funding Resources  |  Zones of Regulation

Forms  |  Privacy Statement

Copyright © 2017-2018 Checkered Door Inc. All Rights Reserved
Design by Keylines Media  |  Hosted by PWHR Solutions

 

SKILLS

FOR LIFE

While at Checkered Door, participants will gain Skills for Life. This component of daily programming will focus on problem solving, self-advocacy, attention and self-regulation. Developing Skills for Life enable participants to become more self-aware, adaptable and equipped as individuals gradually increase their independence in adulthood. To support learning these cognitive functions, participants will engage in topics such as; asking for help, managing media, personal boundaries, cultural sensitivity, and being flexible with change. Other topics will be introduced as needs are identified. Checkered Door uses a Person-Centered Approach and 1:1 connection time to ensure participants are actively motivated, by attainable goals that result in success for each individual.

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 PROGRAM UPDATES  |  CONTACT US

Funding Resources  |  Zones of Regulation

Forms  |  Privacy Statement

Copyright © 2017-2018 Checkered Door Inc. All Rights Reserved
Design by Keylines Media  |  Hosted by PWHR Solutions