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NextStep Support provides day, evening, weekend, and holiday programs & services for young adults with support needs. We have full-time and part-time fee per service options. Our day programs provide opportunities for engagement at local libraries, community and recreation centres, fitness centres, and a variety of city attractions and places of interest.
Our services are designed for youth and young Adults 18 years+, with a complexity of needs and circumstances and who may be diagnosed with: ASD/autism, developmental exceptionalities, ADD, FASD, ABI and/or face emotional, behavioural or social challenges. We deliver our services at a location specific to each individual, whether that be at their home, school, day program, or residential program.
We create individualized, client centered STEPs (Structured Transition Engagement Plans), to facilitate the delivery of coordinated services. Our support services include: accommodation supports • behaviour supports • community participation supports • educational supports • employment supports.
We know it's easier to learn and try new things, when you have an excellent coach, mentor or support. So, we match you with our Excellent Staffing Supports, based on your interests and goals.
We use your own Person Directed Plan to determine the goals and scope of your support. We want to support your personal development and learning during your life transitions.
Our Clubhouse Day Programs offer more than a place to go. Our Programs support you to experience activities and events throughout the GTA, and help you find your place in the community.
Our 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.
We help you to figure out what you need in your environment to prepare for your future. We help you determine, through our CLIK Partners, what in your environment is currently working for you and what is not. We then design and create a space that facilitates your growth and development.
Moreover, it doesn't matter if your space is an attic, basement, bedroom, den, room or garage, we support you with an efficient design that focuses on the way you want to live. So, transform your under-used spaces into beautiful, functional spaces that support your Next STEPs.
NextStep Support is a service provider that is 10 years in the making. Established in 2008, we provide contract services to develop Day Programs in Toronto for private schools and learning institutions. As a result, we are responsible for the design and development of some of the most popular private education, social programs and educational services in the Greater Toronto Area.
Understanding that the high cost of private education is a barrier to inclusion, we have recently ventured to develop a series of comprehensive Transition Programs and Services that are effective and affordable, and that work within the budget of individuals receiving funding through Developmental Services Ontario and the Ontario Disability Support Program. Our goal is to deliver high quality programs and services that are reasonably priced, to support our members in getting more out of their communities. Members learn the skills necessary to reduces their support needs, moving from 1:1 towards 3:1 or from 3:1 towards 6:1 staffing support needs, thus enabling our members to get more for their money over time.
We offer Flexible Part-time and Full-time fee for service options, including: Daytime, Evening, Weekend, Holiday and Overnight programs and services; with short - long term accommodation options arriving soon! With a dire need for young adult services across Ontario, we are developing new locations to better serve our community; with goals to grow and expand across Southern Ontario, with you as our trusted partners.
Our services empower individuals of differing abilities to lead active and rewarding lives in their communities. We look at a person's entire day and incorporate all of his or her needs, including Social, Recreation, Leisure, Work & Community Living supports for individuals transitioning from High School through to Adulthood.
We’re very excited to introduce the location of our new office 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
We want to give you the opportunity to help fund a full day of learning or activity. This will provide support to one of our members on the Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) wait list waiting to received government (passport) funding.
A donation will cover the cost of an individual for a full day; depending on their support needs.
The recipient will send you a thank you card to show their gratitude. They might send a photo or two, if he or she isn't too camera shy!
Lets support individuals with their transition into adult lifestyles, by giving them options to expand their worlds.