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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.
Book an appointment with our program coordinator as soon as possible.
Program, course and cost details available online.
1ST OF MARCH
Program information sessions begin.
1ST OF APRIL
$1,000 deposit due. Early bird discount deadline.
Remaining fees due
Pre-Summer Orientation (PSO).
Summer of Discovery !
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
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
Water games, sports and skills
Expert instruction & skills building
Creative and artistic activities
Special Clubhouse Activities
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
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:
FALL 4 WEEK SESSIONS
Sunday, Sept 29 - Saturday, Oct 26
Sunday, Oct 27 - Saturday, Nov 23
Sunday, Nov 24 - Saturday, Dec 21
The facilitators meets regularly with an adult who has a developmental disability to:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.