The Ottawa Recreation for Children on the Autism Spectrum (ORCAS) is just one of the many programs offered by the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre (OCTC). The program is offered to OCTC clients, aged 11-15, and follows a life skills model. Eligibility for the O.R.C.A.S. program depends on the individual child's ability to participate in the program. Expectations of participants in the O.R.C.A.S. program include, but are not limited too: 1) Participants are expected to develop individual program goals; 2) Participants are expected to participate in group recreation activities within a 2 client: 1 staff ratio; 3) Participants are expected to independently communicate their wants/needs.
Ages served: 11 - 15 years
Languages served: English