What is a Developmental Disability?
A developmental disability often presents itself before the age of 18 years, commonly at birth, and permanently affects one’s ability to learn. It can range from mild to severe and can include diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and others.
People with a developmental or intellectual disability sometimes require help to learn, understand, or use information, which can affect their language, social, or daily life skills.
How Does Alice Saddy Association Provide Support?
Alice Saddy Association does not subscribe to a “one-size fits all” approach when it comes to support service. We understand that all people learn and grow differently and therefore we focus on a support plan that is customized to the individual and their life goals and dreams.
Because of Alice Saddy Association’s vision of independent living, those we support do not live in group homes but many live in their own apartments, or with a roommate. We advocate for affordable, comfortable, and safe housing in nice London neighbourhoods close to many amenities.
We try to find ways to engage those we support through learning opportunities, volunteerism, leisure activities and employment in order to build an inclusive community.