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Transitional Age Youth Program (TAY)

Description

The TAY Program provides specialized transitional planning for youth funded by MCYS and MCSS in the regions of Durham, Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough, Northumberland, and Haliburton.

Program Mandate

The TAY Program provides intensive transitional planning coordination for youth 14-18 years old, striving to attain service continuity and best practice. The TAY Program provides case management, residential support, and community participation support to those adults awaiting transfer to adult supports and services.

 The TAY Program believes that:

  • Each person will maximize his/her potential in his/her home and community;
  • Each person should participate in all aspects of community life;
  • We are better when we understand each other;
  • Everyone can learn new things;
  • Everyone is different;
  • Everyone learns differently and that is okay;
  • And everyone deserves a safe place to live, work, and learn.

Program Objectives

The TAY Program will prepare the individual, family, and system for transfer to MCSS-funded supports and services. 

The TAY Program will ensure that services and supports delivered outside of Adult Developmental Service will be appropriate and meet legislative standards. 

The TAY Program will partner with MCSS, community services, and developmental agencies to create service opportunities.

The TAY Program will profile youth issues and gaps in service through committee membership, focus groups, and training events.

Eligibility

Referrals can only be accepted from the following agencies:

  • Durham CAS
  • Highland Shores CAS
  • Kawartha Haliburton CAS
  • Catulpa CSS
  • MCSS

The youth must have a diagnosis of an intellectual disability as assessed by psychometric and adaptive skill assessment.


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