CENTRE PHILOU

2450 chemin de la Côte Sainte-Catherine
Montreal (Quebec) H3T 1B1

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Summer Camp

DAY CAMP, SUMMER CAMP

Types of Disabilities: Auditory deficiency, Mental disability, Physical disability, Sensory impairment, Visual impairment, Plurihandicap, Polyhandicap, Global development delay, Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Other

Age: 5-15 years

Availabilities: Places available

Details

Children take part in many daily activities of arts and crafts, music and sensory stimulation among other thing combine with a weekly special activity outside of the Centre Philou (Zoo, pool, farm). The summer camp operates for 8 weeks, Monday to Friday (from 8:30 to 16:30) during the months of July and August. Each child is being looked after by a trained instructor (ratio 1-1) to meet their specific needs for care and stimulation. The child can attend the camp for up to three weeks during the summer. A babysitting service is also available on request from 7:30 in the morning until 18:00 in the evening.

Respite

SHORT TERM RESPITE CARE (LESS THAN 48 H), WEEKEND RESPITE CARE, LONG TERM RESPITE CARE (MORE THAN 48 H)

Types of Disabilities: Auditory deficiency, Mental disability, Physical disability, Sensory impairment, Visual impairment, Plurihandicap, Polyhandicap, Global development delay, Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Other

Age: 0-21 years

Availabilities: Places available

Details

Any polyhandicap child between the ages of 0 and 21, a resident of Quebec and whose care can be delegated. The Philou Center accepts children with gastrostomies, tracheotomies, epilepsy, children with sleep disorders and those who require special care.

During the summer, the Centre Philou offers up to three weeks of respite to parents and during the school year, parents are entitled to two weekend breaks each season.

Paprika stimulation program

OTHER

Types of Disabilities: Auditory deficiency, Mental disability, Physical disability, Sensory impairment, Visual impairment, Plurihandicap, Polyhandicap, Global development delay, Other

Age: 1-5 / 0-5 years

Availabilities: Places available

Details

The Paprika stimulation program (for 0-5 years old) is held in three 12-week sessions per year. Each child is cared for by a team working in an interdisciplinary manner (physiotherapist, occupational therapist, psychoeducator, specialized educator, ...). Professionals are trained to meet the specific needs of children, both in terms of care and stimulation.

Schedule: A group of four children from Monday 8 am to Tuesday 4 pm (including one night) and another group from Wednesday 8 am to Thursday 4 pm (including one night)

Transportation: Transportation must be provided by the parents.

By attending stimulation workshops, your child:

-Will receive daily treatment from a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, a psychoeducator, and specialized counselors.
 

-Will work on its objectives through various personalized stimulation activities for communication, motor development, arts, music and multisensory rooms (dark room, Snoezelen room).
 

-Will receive the necessary care for his state of health (gavage, medication, hygiene ...).
 

-Participate in individual and group activities tailored to their abilities and needs

The team:

-Develop a personalized intervention plan, following a multidisciplinary evaluation, to coordinate the interventions to be favored by your child. Will also work with stakeholders already in contact with the child.
 

-Will offer teaching sessions to allow you to adapt your interventions and acquire new knowledge related to your child (diet, play, communication, positioning ...).
 

-Will lend adapted material that you can use at home.
 

-Will work together to provide the child with consistent and quality interventions.

SESSIONS

-Winter session from January 8 to March 29, 2018

-Spring session from April 2nd to June 21st 2018

FEES

The fees per session include consultations with each professional (psychoeducator, physiotherapist ...), food, outings and materials. The parent has to pay $ 1500 per session ( $ 125 per week). Some foundations may pay for some or all of the fees. We can help you with this approach.

Contact us by phone at 514-739-4861 ext. 231 or by email at nraby@centrephilou.com for more information.

GENERAL DETAILS OF OUR SERVICES


Eligibility Criteria:

Any polyhandicapped child aged 0 to 21, resident of Quebec and whose care may be delegated. The Philou Center accepts children with gastrostomies, tracheotomies, epilepsy, children with sleep disorders and those who require special care.

Description of Services Offered:

The Centre Philou focuses on prevention with families to reduce the tensions related to living with a disabled child. The Center does not just keep the children for a few days, it welcomes them in a home designed for them where they are pampered, loved and understood. For parents, Center Philou is a place of trust so they can relax. Made up of educators and trained volunteers, the first quality of the respite service staff is respect for children, to which are added patience, dedication, understanding, energy, thoroughness, good mood and the pleasure of playing.

Although respite is mainly considered as a "parent-friendly" service so that they can catch their breath, the child benefits from activities during their stay combining development and gross motor assistance, stretching , adapted games, animations and exits. For each child who attends respite care, we create personalized cards for lifestyle habits, computer games, arts and music, and sensory preferences.

About the organization


Founded in 2005 by Diane Chênevert and Sylvain Brosseau, parents of Philippe - born in 2000 and suffering from severe cerebral palsy - Centre Philou is located in Montreal's Outremont / Côte-des-Neiges district, near the University of Montreal campus and minutes from Sainte-Justine Hospital and Montreal Children's Hospital.

Open every day of the week, 24 hours a day and all year round, the Center can receive, in a safe and welcoming environment, up to 7 children at a time for stays ranging from 2 days to 3 weeks. Instructors and staff take care of young people, while ensuring their well-being and encouraging their motor, cognitive and sensory development. Five specialized rooms allow children to have fun while developing their skills. For example, during Paprika stimulation periods, a personalized program is designed for each child based on their abilities. Children can benefit from the multisensory room, the motor development room, the communications laboratory, and the arts and music room.

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