About Aptus Treatment Centre 

For over 35 years, Aptus Treatment Centre has been at the forefront of developmental services, supporting people with complex disabilities in achieving their full potential. “Aptus” is Latin for innate ability and is also the acronym for our mission: Achieving Potential Through Unique Services.

What is a complex disability?

Someone with a complex disability has both a developmental disability and a mental health disorder, also called "dual diagnosis". According to CAMH, 50% of Ontarians with a developmental disability have a dual diagnosis (Read more).

Who we support

Aptus supports children (from the age of 4), teens and adults with developmental disabilities including:

  • 69% autism (including Asperger's)
  • 28% other pervasive forms of developmental delay such as Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy
  • 3% Brain injury
  • 25% have more than one developmental disability

In terms of mental health disorders: 

  • Over a third of people Aptus supports have anxiety disorder
  • Over half have conditions such as schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorder or depression20% have seizures
  • 20% have seizure
  • 25% are non verbal
  • 30% require one-on-one support at all times

A “day in the life” at Aptus

Our Day in the Life video captures many of our programs for people with complex disabilities – from our school programs to adult day programs and residences. Alex, a student featured in the video, attends school at the site of the Aptus Teaching Landscape. To learn more about Aptus, please visit www.aptustc.com or contact us at info@aptustc.com

Day in the Life