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Independent Living & Home Stay Training

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Home STEP Programs

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Our Home STEP Training program supports adults who have a developmental disability, and who will require supported living, to learn life skills and how to share space to live with increased confidence and independence.


Single Room Fees 

Home STEP Training Month $8,600

Home STEP Trial Week          $2,600


Please note: Totals spots are limited, with 6 participants per week. Respite weeks are available weekly and year-round, but may be limited during summer season.


We prepare individuals to live in a home with non-family caregivers who can provide them with care, support and supervision. 


This program is informed by the strong belief that people who have a developmental disability are members of the community and that their independence, dignity and right to self-determination must be respected and fostered.


The overriding goals of the Program are to:

• provide a safe and secure place where adults with developmental disabilities can learn to live in a family-home setting

• promote a high quality of life

• support community involvement, social inclusion, individual choice, independence and rights and responsibilities

SUMMER TIMELINE

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PLAN AHEAD! 

Book an appointment with our program coordinator as soon as possible.


MID-JANUARY 2019 

Program, course and cost details available online.


EARLY FEBRUARUY

Applications open. 


1ST OF MARCH

Program information sessions begin.


1ST OF APRIL

$1,000 deposit due. Early bird discount deadline.


MID-MAY 

Remaining fees due 


MID-JUNE

Pre-Summer Orientation (PSO).


JUNE–AUGUST 

Summer of Discovery ! 

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Home STEP: Transition to Supported Living Assessment Week

Home STEP Trial week (Single room)

This program is a 7 days program, that simulates independent living in a Supported Living environment. Participants take part in recreation, leisure, work and social activities. Participants are assessed on their abilities to make informed choices, share space and share resources.  Participant share space and resources with one other person in a 2:1 participant to staff ratio. Food, travel and activity fees included.



SUMMER ONE WEEK SESSIONS

Sunday, June 16 -  Saturday, June 22

Sunday, June 23 -  Saturday, June 29

Sunday, June 30 -  Saturday, July 6

Sunday, July 7 -  Saturday, July 13

Sunday, July 14 -  Saturday, July 20

Sunday, July 21 -  Saturday, July 27

Sunday, July 28 -  Saturday, August 3

Sunday, August 4 -  Saturday, August 10

Sunday, August 11 -  Saturday, August 17

Sunday, August 18 -  Saturday, August 24

Sunday, August 25 -  Saturday, August 31


FALL ONE WEEK SESSIONS

Sunday, Sept 1 -  Saturday, Sept 7

Sunday, Sept 8 -  Saturday, Sept 14

Sunday, Sept 15 -  Saturday, Sept 21

Sunday, Sept 22 -  Saturday, Sept 28

Learn About Your Abilities

LIFE SKILLS

  • Completing the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) with increasing 
  • independence
  • community living skills
  • Share common areas and living space with family members or roommates
  • Transit Training


ADAPTIVE SKILLS

  • Real-life problem solving 
  • Dealing with the unexpected and unplanned
  • Develop strategies to keep safe 
  • Where to go for help


SAFETY AWARENESS

  • Personal safety 
  • Community safety

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Home STEP: Transition to Supported Living One Month Training

Home STEP Training month (Single room)

This program is a 28 days program, that simulates independent living in a Supported Living environment. Participants typically take part in recreation, leisure, work and social activities. There is an emphasis placed on choice making, life skills training and sharing resources.  Participant share space and resources with one other person in a 2:1 participant to staff ratio. Food, travel and activity fees included.

 

Home STEP Program Features:

A focus is placed on learning how to: 

  • Complete the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) with increasing independence
  • Share common areas and living space with family members or roommates
  • Express feelings; Manage anxiety; Change negative thoughts and emotion; Create a positive self-image; Interact positively with others; Understand perspective-taking
  • Understand the expected & unexpected and manage emergency situations


FALL 4 WEEK SESSIONS

Sunday, Sept 29 - Saturday, Oct 26

Sunday, Oct 27 -  Saturday, Nov 23

Sunday, Nov 24 -  Saturday, Dec 21

WHAT DO OUR INDEPENDENT FACILITATORS DO?

The facilitators meets regularly with an adult who has a developmental disability to:

  • Help them get access to community supports and government-funded services 
  • Help manage their community resources and service plans  
  • Inform them about supports and direct them to the ones they need 
  • Help manage their community resources and service plans 

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