NextStep provides post high school programs for youth on the autism spectrum or who are facing social and/or emotional challenges, with a goal to cultivate social connections and skills in a community setting that is supporting and understanding of one’s differences and strengths.
Our services empower individuals of differing abilities to lead active and rewarding lives in their communities. We look at a person's entire day for inspiration in providing Social, Recreation, Leisure, Work & Community Living supports.
Our programs are best for youth and young adults 18+ years old, who have support needs.
Funding for programs is changing. Our programs can provide full-time community engagement, with continued learning and job skills training programming, within your Passport funded budget.
Full-time Social STEP member. 200 days on an academic / school calendar. Staffed at 6:1-12:1.
Full-time Volunteer. 1:1 weekly Personal Development session & 1 Continuing Education course per term. Staffed at 6:1-12:1.
Know what to do after High School! Comprehensive transition programs from High School through to Adulthood.
Sign up for our Social STEP 10 Plan and receive a Free Annual Membership, Admission to 9 Standard Events and 1 Dinner & Show Ticket.
Come Join the Team! We want you as one of our Group Facilitators. We are also looking for new Members, Volunteers and Co-op Students.
Our office and training location is located at 720 Bathurst Street, the Centre for Social Innovation in the Annex community. CSI Annex is a five-story, beautifully restored brick and beam building; packed with innovators. Each of the co-working floors has a unique vibe. You can relax in the lounge with a snack from our locally sourced CSI Cafe.
“An amazing atmosphere. Everyone is extremely friendly but at the same time working hard so it keeps you motivated. Its a no-brainer option.” – Itay
Our NextStep Clubhouse, located at 1105 College Street, Toronto, Ontario. The NextSTEP Club House is within 10 minutes walking distance from a subway station, library, gym, mall, park, and is surrounded by local restaurants, shops and stores. The neighbourhood also hosts a great selection of recreation and leisure activities, including: art therapy, music therapy, outdoor skating/basketball, karaoke, billiards and games.