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  • Specific services for Youth (1st line) ID-ASD-PD

    Photo of a mother with her young girl in a wheelchair.

    Target clients

    • Children aged 0 to 21 in Laval who live at home and who have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder or physical disability.
    • Parents of children aged 0 to 21 living with one of these impairments.


    • The team works with its partners at the CISSS de Laval, pediatric hospital centres, community organizations, daycares, school boards, and child psychiatry clinics.
    • These services provide support to the person and their families but are not a substitute for regular support services. They are provided as part of a service episode.
    • These services are delivered by psychosocial support workers (social workers, special educators) and occupational therapists.
    • They help these youths become part of the community and give them access to the services that they need to develop their full potential.
    • These sessions are generally done at the young person’s home or in other environments. These sessions can be done one-on-one or with the family.

    Psychosocial services:

    • Help the family and loved ones accept and adapt to the situation.
    • Help families identify resources to meet their specific needs and support them in various processes. 
    • Act as a liaison with specialized 2nd-line services as required.
    • Play a role to coordinate different partners who deliver services to the family.

    Occupational therapy services:

    • Support the child and family in activities of daily living.
    • Help the child function as well as possible in their environment.
    • Help the child socially integrate into their different environments.
    • These activities include evaluation, services, education and home adaptations.

    Other professional services: 

    Depending on the specific needs identified at the initial evaluation, other services may be delivered by the following professionals:

    • Support staff  (assistance for activities of daily living)
    • Nurse
    • Nutritionist

    Assistance programs for people with disabilities:

    Depending on the eligibility criteria for each program and based on available financial resources, clients can receive subsidies for the following programs:

    • Home adaptation program
    • Program to organize intensive long-term home services for people with disabilities (POSILTPH)
    • Family support program
    • Residential resources/transportation program
    • Bathroom assistance


    Consult this page: Ouvre un lien interne dans la fenêtre couranteResource directory for clients with ID-PDD-PD (age 0 to 100)

    How do I request services?

    All requests for services for the intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and physical disability programs must go through the Ouvre un lien interne dans la fenêtre couranteAccès aux services ID-ASD and PD.

    Requests for short-term nursing services (under three months) must be sent through the regular first-line intake Ouvre un lien interne dans la fenêtre couranteFirst-line intake

    The goals are to:

    • Improve the flow of access to services.
    • Simplify access.
    • Decrease the number of staff involved in each case.
    • Provide a consistent response no matter what program or service is required.
    • Facilitate communication between users and health care partners.

    For users/families, the access point is through Info-Social 811, option 2.  You must have received a diagnosis report.  Info-Social professionals receive these requests and refer users to the right access point.

    For professionals and partners, e.g., residential centres, rehabilitation centres for intellectual disabilities, Centre de réadaptation en déficience physique (CRDP), private clinics, Commission scolaire de Laval (CSDL), Commission Scolaire Sir Wilfrid Laurier (CSSWL), you must contact the Ouvre un lien interne dans la fenêtre couranteAccès aux services ID-ASD and PD.

    • The person making the referral must ensure that a report confirming the diagnosis is available.
    • The person making the referral must also send the report and the referral form to the ID-ASD and PD access point.
    • The person making the referral must inform the parents and the user about the request and ensure that they agree with the request.
    • Le  référent doit faire parvenir le rapport et le formulaire de référence à Services for ID-ASD and PD.
    • Le  référent doit informer les parents et le jeune de la demande et  s’assurer que ceux-ci  sont en accord avec la demande.