The mission of the Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society (OSNS) Child Development Centre is to promote the physical, psychological, and emotional well-being of children in the South Okanagan and Similkameen regions by providing:
Services are child-oriented, family-focused, and community-based.
The OSNS Child Development Centre accepts referrals from any source, including parents, caregivers, and professionals in the community.
Autism Treatment Services
The Autism Treatment Services (ATS) Department offers a variety of services to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. These services are available to a child under the age of six as well as children over the age of six up to 19 years of age, through funding provided by MCFD and the Autism Funding Unit.
We provide services to aid in skill development in the following areas:
Communication – How your child lets you know what they want, how they say “no”, how they follow directions, how they ask and answer questions
Socialization – How your child plays with others and makes friends, how they interact with others
Cognition – How your child uses toys and materials, how they understand concepts
Daily Living Skills – Toileting, dressing, safety skills, eating/feeding skills
Fine and Gross Motor Skills – Coordination, strength, movement
Challenging Behaviour Management – Aggression, destructive behaviours, screaming, etc.
Parent Training and Support