The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is pleased to announce that in partnership with Thales Canada, we donated 4 desktop computers and 2 laptops to the Aptus Treatment Centre in Toronto. We were happy to assist them in offering computer access to the individuals they support who have a developmental disability with a dual diagnosis of mental health. This donation will be used to teach computer skills, to maintain literacy, to increase independence, and to support research for the individuals they support.
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Each year, Aptus Treatment Centre provides school supports, clinical services, community programs and residential services impacting over 2700 people of all ages and abilities. Aptus specializes in supporting children, teens, and adults who have a developmental disability, including those with a dual diagnosis mental health disorder. They have 13 locations serving the GTA.
Aptus Treatment Centre (formerly known as MukiBaum Treatment Centre) was founded in 1979 borne out of a vision and need for specialized services for the dually diagnosed with an initial focus on children. In 1980, the Ministry of Community and Social Services recognized the innovative children’s program and established funding for Ontario students. Aptus now has 2 school programs for students ages 4 to 21 in partnership with the Toronto and York Region School Boards.
Adult day supports were added in 1987 including vocational, art, music, sensory and clinical supports. Aptus’ clinical team includes Behavioural Services, in partnership with Mackenzie Health Centre for Behaviour Health Sciences. This team conducts functional behaviour and environmental risk assessments, in addition to designing behaviour support plans. Aptus’ Occupational Therapists are sensory trained and can offer sensory assessments to identify a child, youth or adult’s sensory needs to support learning, communication and community integration.
The organization changed its name to Aptus Treatment Centre in 2015 as part of its strategic vision to increase impact, share expertise and expand community-based services. “Aptus” is Latin for innate ability.
The ERA is a non-profit organization committed to reducing unnecessary electronic waste by recycling and repurposing used electronics. We work with local companies to repurpose used electronics and IT equipment in a safe and secure manner. Our team works with community charities to provide repurpose computers and electronics to those in need. Contribute to our mission of reducing e-waste by recycling your unwanted electronic devices with the ERA.
Donating your used electronics is as simple as giving us a call or contacting us online. Schedule a pickup date with our team or visit one of our donation depots Canada-wide. We accept used desktops, notebooks, computer peripherals, software, and more.