Services at a Glance

posAbilities offers a menu of services that grow and change in response to the needs and wishes of our persons served and the families who care for them. We specialize in supporting people with developmental disabilities with life’s transitions – to and through adulthood.

Curious to discover who you are, your strengths, and what skills you need to set and meet your personal goals? If so, then Explore was designed for you! Guided by a Journey Facilitator, Explore is open to adults with developmental disabilities, who are on the path to employment.

This new platform offers a single point of intake to multiple services, including:

Laurel Behaviour Support Services provides Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI), behaviour consultation to school-aged children and youth, and adult services to individuals who have an autism spectrum disorder and/or intellectual disability. Our focus is to help individuals reach their full potential and to empower the families and support teams who care for them.

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We use the framework of Positive Behaviour Support to create meaningful and positive changes for children*, youth and adults with diverse abilities, and the families who care for them. Ask us about behaviour consultation; our workshops for parents, caregivers and professionals; Connect with Peers® – social skills training; Triple P® – Positive Parenting Program; or Link! – Safety, Relationships and Sexuality – sexual health education. Our certified Behaviour Consultants serve families across all of Metro Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast, the North and South Okanagan, and many communities on Vancouver Island.

*Note: Children may not require a diagnosis to be eligible for government funded services.

posAbilities Employment Service assists job seekers with diverse abilities to prepare for, secure and maintain competitive employment.

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In addition, the team offers workplace Diverse Ability training, IMPACT – a youth employment research project, and the Tuesday Triple – an interactive job, social and speaker’s club.

We have three offices to serve you: Vancouver, New Westminster (Burnaby/Tri-Cities) and Maple Ridge.

We offer a variety of home living supports throughout Metro Vancouver. We assist people to continue to live independently in their own homes, in semi-independent or 24-hour care staffed residential homes, or other shared living arrangements in their community.

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Shared Living

Shared Living is a residential option in which an adult with a developmental disability shares a home with someone who is contracted to provide ongoing support. In this arrangement, they live with a family, couple, or roommate in the community. Sharing lives can offer richer opportunities for developing natural relationships and social circles. It also increases the likelihood of having a more genuine and meaningful experience of community life.

Supported Living Network

The Supported Living Network provides a sliding scale of support, assisting the persons we serve to maintain as much independence as possible at home and in the community.

Staffed Residential Homes

Our staffed residential homes are geared towards the needs of individuals who require a high level of personalized care. We have licensed homes in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam and Maple Ridge. A referral from CLBC is required.

Find your community at posAbilities! Explore the arts, learn new skills, become a volunteer, try out a hobby or play a new sport with us. Working with a variety of community partners, we aim to make contributions to our neighbourhoods by hosting special events, clubs, or drop-in classes.

We offer day support and skill development programs in various communities in Metro Vancouver. These programs also draw participants from adjacent communities. Ask us about the programs and services offered in your area!

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