Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program

Our ASCD Consultant works with families and children aged 0 to 12 years old with unique needs. Our goal is to have a respectful and confidential working relationship with families and professionals to develop care plans appropriate for children. This could include speech therapy, gross motor development, etc. We are able to do in centre assessments when requested. Our ASCD Consultant will work one on one with children, group activities with children, speech support, home visits, toy lending, resource library, and incorporate Splatsin language and culture wherever possible. Our goal is to have parents involved and informed in the work we do on behalf of your child.

We have an in centre ASCD worker who provides speech and classroom support to children who require assistance with developmental, behavior, social, speech issues. In cooperation with parents and teachers, we develop ‘Care Plans' for each child who requires support in conjunction with the Speech Therapist, Child Behavior Specialists as needed.


We also have an ASCD/AIDP Program Consultant who oversees the ASCD program and works with families to support them.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's development, or if you would like to hear more about the program, please contact: 250-838-6404 ext. 227 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • The heart of the ASCD is the philosophy of inclusion. Our motto is "Children come first in all that we do". We believe that children and youth of diverse abilities have a right to participate in a full range of childcare opportunities with their peers. The ASCD Program honours the family as a whole and works collaboratively with families to meet their unique needs. Participation is voluntary and the ASCD services and supports are free of charge.

Speech and Language Support

  • If you are concerned about your child’s speech you can request a speech assessment and in centre speech therapy with our ASCD Consultant. We can also do referrals to Interior Health Speech Pathologist. Speech therapy includes Splatsin language and cultural themes in speech activities.
  • Speech and Language Support: (250) 838-6404 ext. 227