URSA runs several day programs for individuals with disabilities.
URSA believes that services intended for people with disabilities should be developed using a “Wholistic” approach. An approach that encompasses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of a person. We also believe in a team approach, one in which includes the client, their parents/guardians, family, and staff members when making decisions.
URSA offers a variety of community based day programs where participants experience a variety of social situations on a daily basis, both within their community and the outlying areas. There is flexibility in programming times allowing participants to attend activities throughout the day and evening. The program is recreation oriented, allowing for learning and development of new skills, through play and fun. URSA offers day programs for individuals in our residential services and for those not currently living with URSA.
Our Discovering Possibilities Day Program is primarily a facility based program, for those who are more medically fragile or are not able to be out in the community on a daily basis. This program is designed to increase participants’ skills and interests. This program encourages participants to develop their social interactions and peer group support systems in a safe and fun environment. It runs from Monday to Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm.
These programs are funded mainly by Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) through Alberta Human Services.
Eligible individuals for URSA’s Day Program services include individuals who:
- Have a developmental disability.
- Are 18 years or older.
- Require partial to total assistance with activities of daily living (including meals, positioning, elimination, etc.)
- Medical needs must be managed by care giving staff (there are no medical staff such as LPN’s or RN’s).
Most referrals are through Human Services – Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD).