The Building will Include:
An early intervention unit for 50 underage children (0 to 6 years old) with physical and/or mental disability, or with Pervasive Developmental Disorders/autism. This unit will have classrooms with adapted sanitary accommodations, a space for common activities (celebrations, animations), and other rooms for meals, naps, workshops, playgrounds and for rehabilitation (occupational therapy, physical therapy, specialized education...). The rooms will be spacious enough to welcome every child, with or without a wheelchair.
A specialised school/education center for 40 children and youth with autism with or without any physical disorder associated with autism. This unit will have rooms specifically designed for various types of therapies (e.g. psychomotor therapy, speech therapy, TED therapy, specialized education and other therapies), classrooms, a playground, a dining area, and different workshops (handicrafts, painting, photography, computer, music, body language).
A pioneer living space to welcome 15 youth with autism over the age of 14, with or without any physical disorder associated with autism, in the afternoons and/or during the night. This space would reflect a real home environment where the youth with autism will share living spaces; such as dining room, TV room, and other common areas, while each one will have his/her own bedroom with bathroom: This way, we will create a family like structure, with emphasis on human interactions, that will be different from the schools and the center of support and socialization (dedicated to learning and maintenance of skills). By providing a distinction in their activities, youth with autism will develop a better understanding of their spatial environment.
A daytime center for support and socialization welcoming 30 young adults, over the age of 20 and who have severe autism. This centre will include several workshops (handicrafts, painting, computer, music, body language), classrooms (to maintain and develop acquired skills), as well as a dining area.
A hydrotherapy unit for children with autism which will also be used by around 200 children and youth with disabilities at SESOBEL. this hydrotherapy unit opened its door and is operating since September 2017.
The construction of this pool was done under the direct oversight of its sole donator.
A reception area to welcome the children and their families.
Two underground parkings will also be included for the families who visit the center and the staff members.
The center will also be a great place for families where they can meet with the social workers and team of therapists and receive family guidance on the future of their child.
- 100 outpatient children and youth will benefit from around 1665 therapy sessions.
- Furthermore, by transferring the children with autism to this new center, we can provide extra space in the existing buildings for the 3 actual workshops (Chocolate, Biscuits, Decoration) needed for our children and youth with mental disabilities and autism.
The building will also include rest areas and meeting rooms for the educational teams, as well as offices for the director of pedagogic programs and for the social workers.