Enrollment Now OPEN for Summer 2019! Have a Great Summer & Get Ready for Independence!

Weekly Respite

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Am I Ready to Move out?

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Independent Living Training

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Our CLIK Initiative

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Home STEP Programs

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Our Home STEP program supports adults who have a developmental disability, and who will require supported living, to learn life skills to live with increased confidence and independence, with the support of coaches, mentors and support workers.


SUMMER PROGRAM FEES


Single Room Fees 

Home STEP Training Month $8,600

Home STEP Trial Week          $2,600


Shared Room Fees 

Home STEP Respite Week     $1,600 


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.

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: Respite Week

WEEK AT A HOME... AWAY FROM HOME (shared room)

Respite weeks are available weekly, year round, and are divided into 7 day blocks, starting every Sunday.  Participants enjoy an away camp experience, with the comforts of home.  Participants take part in recreation, leisure and social activities. Participants are assessed on their abilities to make informed choices, share space and share resources.  They share space and resources with one other person in a 2:1 participant to staff ratio. Food, travel and activity fees included. 


The program operates out of our NextStep Clubhouse, located at 1105 College Street, Toronto, Ontario. 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.


Engaging Community Events & Activities

  • Amusement Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Major League Sporting Events
  • City Attractions
  • Festivals & Community Events 
  • Concerts & Live Performances
  • Sports & Games
  • Theatre & Stage Performances


Note: Sessions are available weekly and year-round, but may be limited during summer season.


SUMMER ONE WEEK SESSIONS

June 16 - Aug 31


FALL ONE WEEK SESSIONS

Sept 1 -  Dec 21

Over 50 Themed Weekends:

Water games, sports and skills

  • Instructional Swim •  Waterfront Games
  • Free Swim • Canoeing • Sailing • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boating • Fishing


Expert instruction & skills building

  • Dance • Horseback Riding • Bicycling
  • Trampoline • Sports • Fitness • Yoga


Creative and artistic activities 

  • Music • Wood Shop • Dance 
  • Drama • Arts & Crafts • Singing • Photography • Gardening


Special Clubhouse Activities

  • Great Group Games • Hikes • Outdoor Cooking • Nature Lore • Skits • Nature Walks • Camp Outs • Movies
  • Team Building Games • Movies • Camp Fire


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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, independence 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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Live Independently... in the Comfort & Safety of your own Home!

Custom Spaces that Support Growth & Development

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

We believe one of the most effective ways of changing your thoughts, is to change what you see, hear or do; and changing your immediate environment, is one of the most effective ways to achieve this. Just think of the changes that can happen to your thoughts, when you turn down the lights and play calming music. By focusing on the environment around you, you naturally think about different things.


At NextSTEP, we are committed to preparing our members for life's transitions.  We realize that many of our members live at home with their parents or loved ones, and have not had the opportunity to prepare for Supported Living or Independence in a structured way. As experts in skills training and development, we understand the benefit of fostering the right environment to stimulate this type of growth and development. So, we have taken the initiative to partner with a variety of businesses to support you in establishing an environment that will support your transition into Supported Living, and Adulthood. 


Our "CLIK" Program (Community Living & Independence Kickstarter), is a joint business initiative that facilitates the design, creation and utilization of functional environments within the home, for the purposes of community living, independence training and personal development.

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Community Living & Independence Kickstarter Program

A Simple Solution to Complex Problem

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Our CLIK Initiative Partners make it easy.  We know you have many things to manage; so we do all of the work for you, so that you don't have to! We coordinate all aspects of the project for a seamless transformation from start to finish. 

Home Consultation for Project and Support Services

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We help you to figure out your needs and to develop a plan for you to maximize the use of your new space. We help you determine, what in your environment is currently working for you, what is not, and why not. 

Customizing a Space for You and Your Interests

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Personalized to your needs, we offer an array of solutions for customized spaces. You choose the scope of your project, with a wide selection of materials, finishes, accessories and lighting to enhance any space, on time and on budget. 

Beautiful Designs and Functional Spaces

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We design and create a space that facilitates your growth and development. 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. 


Increase Your Home's Value, Not Just It's Fuctionality

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Well designed environments can increase performance, creativity and effectiveness, as they expand on your experiences. But whether you’re planning to spend decades in your home or hoping to move in the near future, it’s always wise to consider the best home improvements for resale.

Take advantage of Government Grants and Loans

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Take advantage of grants, loans and other financing tools offered by local government and the Government of Ontario, with our smart designs that also improve your home's energy efficiency. Lower overall costs, reduce energy bills and get help to manage the high upfront costs, which can be a barrier to taking action.

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Our CLIK Initiative Partners

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