The Focus of Each STEP Program is Personal Development...

Communication

  

Functional skills for work, community, social & personal

Self-Regulation & Social Skills

  

Express feelings; Manage anxiety; Manage negative thoughts and emotions; Create a positive self-image; Interact positively with others; Perspective-taking; Understanding the expected & unexpected 

Self-help & Advocacy

Assess self & my needs; Awareness of necessary accommodations; Communicate clearly & advocate needs; Know rights to accommodations

Choice & Control

Communicate preferences; Understands own abilities; Follows Person Directed Plan

Safety

Personal; Community; Workplace

Adaptive Skills

Real-life problem solving; Dealing with the unexpected or unplanned; Use strategies to keep safe; Know where to go for help

Our Programs are up to 50% less costly than alternatives... while still being highly effective!

What Sets Us Apart

  • 100% community based programming
  • Teaches learners the skills necessary to reduces support needs, and to move from 1:1 towards 3:1 or from 3:1 towards 6:1 staffing support needs
  • Flexible Full and Part Time Options
  • Weekend and Holiday Program options

Home STEP

Home STEP

Adult Support Services

Not everything can be done in a group. Our Adult Support Services matches adults who have a developmental disability, and who require support in the community, with support workers that match their profile needs.


With the individuals consent and direction, the support worker will help them take care of things they need, such as; everyday living and achieving goals. Our Adult Support Workers can also help connect individuals with community resources and social groups. 


Individual Home STEP Program Features 

A focus is placed on learning how to: 

  • Express feelings
  • Manage anxiety
  • Change negative thoughts and emotions
  • Create a positive self-image
  • Interact positively with others
  • Understanding Perspective-taking
  • Understanding the expected & unexpected 
  • Use of ongoing progress assessment and tracking


WHAT DO INDEPENDENT FACILITATORS DO?

The worker 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 

Community STEP

Communtiy STEP

Who is this program for?

This part time program is best for young adults who are ready to transition into an adult lifestyles of their choice. Individuals learn to participate in the community with 3:1-6:1 support. Members can participate in one or more options at the same time. Individual costs may vary. 


Monthly Fees & Requirements  

  • Toronto Library Card (Required)
  • TTC Support Card (Required)
  • Presto Card (Required)
  • Access2 Entertainment Card (Required)
  • Assessments & Reports (Included)
  • STEP Planning (Included)
  • Smartphone or Tablet with, Talk / Text /Data (Required)


Program Specific Requirements

Gym Membership $34.00

Training Equipment $20.00


Total Fees: 

Part-time 3:1 - 6:1, $1,014.00

Full-time 3:1 - 6:1, $1,434.00

Part-time 2:1 - 3:1,  $1,494.00

Full-time 2:1 - 3:1, $2,454.00


Additional Social Day Per Week $360.00 + activity fees

Who is this program for?

Develop an Adult Lifestyle of one’s choice

  

Be a good citizen and community member 

• Participate in activities of interest       

• Keep personal information private     

• Develop qualities of good citizenship   

• Keep personal belongings safe     

• Share community resources with others

• Manage challenging situations 

     

Hang out with friends on a budget   

• Use a device to budget

• Plan and organize an outing with friends  

• Use a device to navigate    

• Chat with others about your interests     

• Use a device or debit card for purchases   

• Be able to go with the adapt to change


Work STEP

Work STEP

Who is this program for?

This part time program is best 

for young adults who are ready to transition into an adult lifestyles of their choice. Participants learn to navigate and engage in workplace settings with 2:1-3:1 support. Members can participate in one or more programs options at the same time. Individual costs may vary. 


Monthly Fees & Requirements  

  • TTC Support Card (Required)
  • Presto Card (Required)
  • Assessments & Reports (Included)
  • STEP Planning (Included)
  • Smartphone or Tablet with Talk / Text / 5G Data  (Required)


Program Specific Requirements

Work Training HOTDESK $125.00

Gym Membership $34.00


Total Fees:

$1,599.00 

 

Additional  Social Day Per Week $360.00

Get Job Ready for NextStep Employment

Contribute to your community through work 

• Join a team and volunteer to help others

• Learn valuable work skills   

• Work for a cause at a food bank   

• Take classes for languages and technology

• Connect with others who share your interests   

• Work to complete Microsoft Office Certificate   


Job Training or Employment 

with NextStep  

• Volunteer and Join a team  

• Connect with others who share your interests    

• Discover your strengths and talents    

• Support your community      

• Explore your interests    

• Develop skills in an area of interest     

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ...

Words from our Participants and Parents

"You’re teaching has helped me with my daily life routine which includes work life. I’ve learned how to be more confident and also stand up for myself and have a certain  behaviour at work..... also helped me have stronger friendships. 

I would strongly recommend NextSteps because you have made sure whoever you teach reaches their best and shines in their future.”  Hassan – Former Student


“I like Amberley because he is amazing, and he taught me how to take the TTC by myself. I really enjoy the trips we go on. I love them.” Rory - Current Student 


“Through this program, Jonathan’s language, comprehension, anxiety and how he interacts and socializes in public has improved tremendously. I highly recommend other parents who are looking for social outlets for their children to contact NextSteps.” Janet - Parent 


“Amberley has been in our lives for 8 years. He understands my son at times better then me. He can see through the lens of my son and gets the intricate workings of his mind. His Input is exceptional and I so appreciate his upbeat positive attitude & patience. Amberley creates the most detailed, thought out plans for our kids, which cater to their Interests, learning & needs. This past year, Amberley taught my son how to take the TTC independently. He taught him more then one way to get home in case a route was shut down. Taught him what to do if there was no ticket collector in the booth, what to do if someone sits to close to you etc. I feel very fortunate to have had Amberley’s guidance & expertise over these years. He is our angel.” Sarah – Parent