Monarch House Launches New State-of-the-Art Centre in Waterloo
WATERLOO, ON June 5, 2019 – Monarch House, an organization that provides a full range of services for individuals with academic, behaviour, communication, learning, motor, physical, speech, social and vocational needs will officially open it’s new Waterloo location today.
The new state-of-the-art facility is the only one of its kind in the Waterloo Region providing private developmental disability services. It features a 6,000 square foot interdisciplinary paediatric centre and an attached 1,700 square foot youth & adult centre. The size and number of treatment rooms available will allow staff to match children with developmentally and age-appropriate peers, which can be challenging in smaller facilities.
In addition, the new Monarch House in Waterloo will offer Ontario's first and only comprehensive intensive treatment programs for people with aphasia and communication challenges post-stroke and/or brain injury.
Tracie Lindblad, Monarch House Clinical Director, says the new centre will be focused on achieving meaningful results throughout their lives for individuals with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, and other disabilities. It will also provide much needed support for families.
“The Waterloo centre is going to offer a complete range of services and more importantly, a collaborative team of Registered Behavior Technicians, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, regulated health professionals such as speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists, and consultants who will be designing and delivering programs and best practice treatments all geared to the best possible outcomes for clients.”
She adds the new centre will also offer seminars for community members and families who may need help identifying and assembling the array of clinical specialists their child might require, navigating confusing funding and logistical challenges, and importantly, finding a connection with other families.
The new facility will offer effective treatment for people from infancy through to adulthood without the need for waitlists, outside referrals, or re-assessment throughout their lifespan.
“It’s really important that families who are dealing with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other behaviour, communication, or learning needs realize that there is help out there and that is why we are so pleased to be holding the grand opening of our new Monarch House in Waterloo.
The new centre is located in Waterloo at 630 Weber Street North, suite 204.
The grand opening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. today and will offer tours of the facility and an opportunity for staff to share information about all of the programs and services.
About Monarch House
Established in 2009 in British Columbia as an interdisciplinary treatment centre for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families, Monarch House has now expanded its geographic network and services to include the full range of services for individuals with academic, behaviour, communication, learning, motor, physical, speech, social, and vocational needs.
Monarch House improves access to required services, coordinates treatment, and focuses on results for individuals of all abilities and understands and responds to changing needs throughout their lifespan. Our board certified behavior analysts, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists work collaboratively and individually as required to deliver evidence-based treatment in our centres, clients’ homes and schools, and in specialized housing settings. We are committed to continuous learning and conduct research to advance understanding and provide the most effective treatments possible.
Tracie L. Linblad, Clinical Director - Eastern Canada
T: 905.849.7993 ext. 10708