Providing Quality Applied Behaviour Analysis Services to Durham Region since 1986
Lake Ridge Community Support Services (LRCSS) is an incorporated agency established in 1986. It is a not‐for‐profit agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Services and programs offered are funded through the Ministry of Community and Social Services as well as the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. All services are free of charge for individuals diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability or an Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as families/caregivers and agencies who support them.
LRCSS provides services which include: behaviour consultation, mediator training, family/caregiver education, social skills groups, adult education groups, Intensive Behaviour Intervention, Applied Behaviour Analysis, and video conferencing. All services are based on best practices (evidence-based) and individualized to the individual’s needs.
Mission and Vision Statement
The intent of Lake Ridge Community Support Services is to provide high quality treatment, education and evaluation research services which will facilitate the participation and growth of individuals with a diagnosis of an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder within their community. Agency professionals will provide support through the provision of assessment, treatment and training services.
Values and Guiding Principles
The philosophy of Lake Ridge Community Support Services is that each person receiving service should be encouraged and helped to maximize his/her potential in their community. Guiding principles and values include:
- Decision-making is in the best interest of the individual.
- Respect of individual, cultural, faith-based and regional difference.
- Maintenance and support of the integrity of the family unit.
- Shared responsibility for meeting the needs of individual and families.
- Consistency, transparency and equity.
- Inclusion of the individual and family voice.
These guiding principles and values ensure services and supports for persons with an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder are equitable, accessible, and fair.
Lake Ridge Community Support Services (LRCSS) respects, values and celebrates the diversity of the people who make up our community. In our commitment to excellence and fairness, LRCSS seeks to recognize and remove barriers to full participation.