Home STEP Respite Programs

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Our Home STEP Respite program supports adults who have a developmental disability, to engage in community involvement and individual choice making with increased confidence and independence, through the support of coaches, mentors and support workers.


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.


The overriding goals of the Respite Program are to:

• provide a safe and secure place where adults

with developmental disabilities can stay in a 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: Respite Weeks

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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