Personal Program Plans
Each individual will be assessed through a home visit and a personal, one-on-one
interview with a Program Coordinator. By completing a thorough functional
analysis of strengths and weaknesses in daily living, careful and beneficial
placement of aides, support workers, services and programs can be completed.
Services are provided to build skills and support the entire family.
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
What is Stepping Stones Triple P?
The Stepping Stones Triple Program has been developed for parents
with a child with a developmental disability. It helps parents manage
misbehaviour and prevent problems from occuring in the first place.
How will Stepping Stones Triple P benefit my family?
Stepping Stones works by giving parents the skills to raise
confident, healthy children and to build stronger family relationships.
Stepping Stones Triple P Courses offered at Next Step:
ourses will be offered in Medicine Hat and Brooks for families who
have a child with a disability. We offer Standard Stepping
, which is completed over a 10 week period in private with
your Program Coordinator. We also offer Group Stepping Stones,
which is completed over 9 weeks with your Program Coordinator and a small
group of parents. Funding options are available.
For more information please contact Meghan Tompkins in Brooks at 403-501-5199
or Marina Lynch in Medicine Hat at 403-527-4999, ext 108
Next Step is offering workshops to provide valuable information about
disabilites, motivation and reinforcement for employees and families in
Medicine Hat and Brooks. For more information contact the Next Step Office.
Kids on Adventure
Kids on Adventure is a fun and exciting social skills groups offered at Next
Step. The goal is to increase functional social skills that your child can
use in everday social settings, as well as an environment where they can
feel safe and accepted. Our group focuses on reinforcing positive
behaviors and introducing your child to new activities and environments.
Each session is about an hour long and is supervised by our trained and
caring Team Leaders. They focus on teaching your child new skills, as
well as helping generalize already learned and mastered skills.
Currently, every child has a 1:1 aide who ensures that your child has
support and guidance through each adventure. Our social skills group
currently has children from age 5 to 9 years old. If you are interested in
joining our adventure, please contact the office. You do not need to be a
Next Step client to join. Please call Marina for details at 403-
527-4999 ext 108.
If needed to achieve program goals, an individual with a developmental
disability may be placed in a supported home shared by a family.
To build on program goals and achievements, community support workers may be
assigned to assist a child in developing community and life skills. Work will be
completed and monitored according to the individualís unique program plan.
Behavioral & Developmental Support
Consideration of sibling issues, family dynamics, sensory issues and health
concerns will be incorporated through ongoing work to improve negative behaviors
and strengthen positive behaviors.
Supports that provide a break for primary caregivers on a temporary basis.
Respite will be provided in addition to other supports already in place.
For more information:
Phone: (403) 527-4999, ext 101
Fax: (403) 529-5970