Residential Services

The ID-ASD-PD Directorate promotes an environment in which the individual is kept in their natural living environment while providing all the support they need to function autonomously. Where this is not possible, there are many resources available that can provide a living environment suited to the person’s needs. 

The residential environment is chosen in collaboration with the family, following an assessment and based on the person’s specific needs. Great care is taken to place the person in a setting that best complies with their values and lifestyle.

In addition, if their situation requires it, residents can benefit from the support of various professionals—e.g., psychoeducator, psychologist, occupational therapist, sexologist, and nurse.

There are two main types of residential resources:

  • Family-type resources (FTR)
  • Intermediate resources (IR)

People that operate these residential resources are selected following a rigorous evaluation process that complies with ministerial standards. A number of checks need to be carried out to make sure the person is transferred to a safe environment that is best suited to their needs. 


Family-type resources (FTR) and Intermediate resources (IR)

These alternate residential services are provided in top quality settings integrated into the community that are tailored to the person’s needs. This environment is as similar as possible to the person’s natural living conditions. 

In a family-type resource, the person is received and integrated into the host person or family’s main residence. There are two types of family-type resources: foster families, which are intended for children, and foster homes, intended for adults. 

In an intermediate resource, the person is received and integrated into a residence in which the person in charge does not reside. The residence is staffed with personnel that is qualified to care for the residents. 
To access our services, refer to the following page.