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Intellectual Disability

Intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Rebuilding of the Tournesol unit of the Maison Louise-Vachon

The Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Physical Disability Programs Directorate of the CISSS de Laval offers adaptation, rehabilitation and social integration services to more than 1,900 Laval residents with an intellectual disability or an autism spectrum disorder. It also offers accompaniment, specialized intervention and support services to the families and friends of these individuals.

The residential continuum for clients with an intellectual disability or an autism spectrum disorder provides for a wide range of accommodation arrangements, from independent apartments to boarding schools. The Résidence Louise-Vachon, the only residential boarding school type accommodation resource in Laval, is made up of six living units that accommodate clients, four of which accommodate clients with severe behavioural disorders (SBDs) and multi-handicapped clients requiring health care.

This specialized resource is one of the only ones in Quebec for people with a severe behavioural disorder.

Facilities in need of redevelopment

Since the environment does not meet the needs of users and all the professionals working there, renovation work must be quickly undertaken so that the “Le Tournesol” living unit can be refurbished. This work will help users to enjoy a pleasant, safe environment and allow the staff to have access to modern and adapted facilities and to the clientele. A well-adapted environment allows for learning in order to eventually integrate a living environment in the community.

The project involves renovation and repair work, the purchase of materials and specialized equipment for the clientele served, as well as the repair of broken equipment.

Why donate?

We want to make the environment more like a home than an institution. The new facilities will make it easier to provide rehabilitation care and services, as well as support for the people who live there.

The upgrade will make it possible to refurbish washrooms that are currently in complete disrepair, repair doors and windows, add sensory equipment in certain rooms and install adapted furniture. It will also make it possible to offer a more user-friendly environment for users and the workers working with them.

Goal: $300,000