The Work With Joe (WWJ) program is a day vocational/recreational program set up to specifically meet the needs of individuals living with developmental disabilities who have graduated from high school but not accepted into mainstream day programs due to the presentation of challenging and/or disruptive behaviors.
‘Work With Joe’ provides an opportunity for these individuals to have a place to go to socialize with peers and engage in vocational, recreational and community activities that would help them explore and connect with their communities as well as preserve their dignity and improve their self esteem and general quality of life. The programs/activities that we run with the individuals we serve are driven by the peculiarity of the individuals themselves. We emphasize and differentially reinforce individual strengths and manage challenging behavior presentation. The program seeks to teach /maintain life skills and to enable each individual taking part in the program, have fun in all ways possible with dignity and respect to self and others.
WWJ is open to individuals who are living with the effects of a diagnosis of developmental disability and with a history of challenging behaviors. Admission is based on a formal assessment which builds on strengths as well as identifies areas/skills needing improvement. Groups may be formed for individuals with identical skills and needs. However, individuals requiring specific staffing ratio would have their unique programming based on their needs. We would work with every applicant to develop a plan that would meet their needs and make it work for them.
Hours of Operation:
The program runs 5 days a week (Mondays through Fridays) from 9am to 3pm at our Behaviorprise Consulting Inc. office, 1 High Meadow Place, (Unit 18), Toronto. ON M9L 0A3 We are currently accepting referrals for our developing York and Peel region sites.
Behaviorprise Consulting Inc. is committed to NOT give up on these special individuals because of their challenging behaviors. We emphasize the individuality of every applicant and desire to give everyone an opportunity to be themselves and appropriately support them in their areas of need. Our staff are aware that difficult behaviors may arise and are trained to recognize each individual’s escalation continuum and promptly respond. Making things work for every Joe/Jane that comes our way is our commitment.