Special Needs Programs

Special Needs Programs

Each of our Clubs are committed to supporting children and youth with special needs so that all children have a safe, secure place to be where they can learn and grow at their own pace.

For more information on programs and services available contact your local Club. 

Click here to find the location nearest you.

We also offer specialized programs in the following areas:

ACHIEVERS PROGRAM - Summerland

The Achievers Program is a unique recreation and social program that provides community integration to school-aged children with disabilities. Children participate in social and recreational activities. Each child has an individual goal plan that is developed with our professional staff and parents work toward independence and a lifetime of activity and community involvement.

All participants are referred by MCFD.

For more information contact: Summerland Club at summerland@boysandgirlsclubs.ca 

ACHIEVERS PROGRAM - Vernon and Armstrong locations

The Achievers Program is a unique recreation and social program that provides community integration to school-aged children with disabilities. Children participate in social and recreational activities. Each child has an individual goal plan that is developed with our professional staff and parents work toward independence and a lifetime of activity and community involvement.

All participants are referred by MCFD.

For more information contact: Chere Lane, Program Coordinator 250.542.3121 Ext. 127

D.I.Y (Drop-In for Youth) - Vernon

Designed for youth with special needs this drop-in program provides youth between the ages of 13 and 18 a safe place to “hang out”, connect with friends, meet new people, and sign up for activities led by staff.

For more information contact Chere Lane, Program Coordinator at 250.542.3121 Ext. 127

LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM - THE POWER OF ME! - Vernon

Focusing on the age group 13-18 years, youth with special needs have the opportunity to learn vital skills associated with living alone or semi independently, preparing them for the future as an adult. This program blends daily living, personal/social and work related skills into integrated fun lessons designed to increase self-confidence.
Program occurs weekly on Thursdays during the school year.

Participants must be referred by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

For more information contact: Chere Lane, Program Coordinator 250.542.3121 Ext. 127

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