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Creative At Work Advertising Inc is more than a branding agency, we’re a team, a family. Creative@Work started in Europe, moving to Canada and later expanding to United States, Orlando. We want to get away from buzzwords and gimmicks, focusing on innovation and pushing boundaries. Our team is made up of go-getters, creative minded people putting their all into making something special. We work closely with clients, using our 15 YEARS OF INTERNATIONAL BRANDING EXPERIENCE to develop new and exciting strategies. Just wait until you catch a whiff of what we have prepared for you. OUR SERVICES • Branding, Logo Design • Graphic Design (Flyer Design, Poster Design, Layout Design and more) • Website Design, Website Development, E-commerce • Mobile App Development • Packaging Design, Label Design, POP Design • Social Media Strategy • Marketing Consultation OUR BUSINESS IS ABOUT HELPING YOUR BUSINESS.
The Tetra Society is comprised of locally skilled volunteers who design, build and install a custom assistive device for people with disabilities, with no cost for labour. We assist children, teens, adults and older adults with an independence issue in their daily living, school, work, recreation, hobby or sport. It could be as simple as modifying a fork so that a client ay eat on their own, to installing a drinking system onto an electric wheelchair so that a client may stay hydrated. We work with the client to give them greater independence in their life. One may view the thousands of completed projects on our website www.tetrasociety.org
Halton Down Syndrome Association provides programs and activities for all age groups, ranging from newborns to adults with Down syndrome and various supports to their families and caregivers. Our organization is active on school boards, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and posts monthly website newsletters. We provide bursaries, scholarships, host a walk to raise awareness of Down syndrome, coordinate bowling, skating, yoga, swimming lessons, picnics and other community events. We celebrate World Down Syndrome Day each year by engaging schools to create their own awareness events to build bridges of understanding about the Down syndrome community. Parenting workshops, 1:1 reading workshops for students with Down syndrome, Tots groups, Newborn resource packages, New Parent, High School and Graduate groups are just some of the many opportunities for people with Down syndrome, their families and the broader community to connect, learn and grow. Board of Directors Chair, Leanne Tovey (firstname.lastname@example.org) Office Manager, Meghan Caruso (email@example.com) HDSA / 330 Bronte St S, Milton, ON L9T 7X1 / (289) 878-2165
We help create measurable improvement and happier days. A day program that comes to you, Jackson Therapeutic Recreation helps individuals and families across Southern Ontario. We deliver 1:1 therapeutic activity programs that help manage health challenges and protect physical, cognitive and social abilities. We go beyond personal care and improve a quality of living for people of all ages with: A day program that comes to you, Jackson Therapeutic Recreation helps individuals and families across Southern Ontario. We deliver 1:1 therapeutic activity programs that help manage health challenges and protect physical, cognitive and social abilities. We go beyond personal care and improve a quality of living for people of all ages with: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, or challenging behaviours Responsive behaviours Results of a stroke Physical disability Social isolation Need for caregiver respite Developmental disorders Brain injury Autism Spectrum Disorder Loss of motivation or sense of purpose Sedentary lifestyle Recreation is a necessary contributor to a healthy and happy life, for every one of us. Health challenges are not a barrier to enjoying life when our skilled, experienced and caring Recreation Therapists are on the job. Suite 3 – 44 Boston Ave, Toronto, ON, […]
Social XChange – Values with Every Purchase Social XChange is a platform that brings products made by people who are moving on up into the hands of those who value hand-crafted products made by people fulfilling their goals. There is socially responsible (do no… or minimal… harm), and then there is socially valuable*. Through Creative@Work, we have helped many non-profits maximize their communications strategies. While so doing, we kept encountering job-readiness social enterprise** departments of these non-profits where the fruits of training programs were yielding superiorly made items, but the selling of these items did not go beyond word of mouth. Two things came to this realization: 1. We now had access to purchase these items for ourselves! 2. Many conversations were sparked about the barriers to bringing these products to market. • The major barriers were funding-based: just enough funds to run the programs; not enough to pay for bringing the products to market. • The minor barriers, though, were perception-based… or due to compartmentalized thinking. If non-profits are seen as business-savvy, then they may not be seen as requiring traditional funding. It’s the same double-edged sword that individuals accessing services may face. The truth is, the more independently-gained […]
The Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) helps adults and children leave hospital earlier to recover at home, remain at home, enter long-term care or die at home, as they wish. Its experienced care coordinators assess people’s needs and collaborate with health care partners to organize in-home and community-based services for residents living in South Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown and other places across Halton Hills. The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care funds the Mississauga Halton CCAC, through the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). Address: 401 The West Mall Suite 1001, Etobicoke, ON
Developmental Services Ontario Central West Region helps adults with developmental disabilities connect to services and supports in their communities. We serve people who live in Dufferin County, Halton Region, Peel Region, Waterloo Region, and Wellington County. Our organizations are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services. We can help you or someone you care for to connect with available residential supports caregiver respite community participation supports (like recreation, volunteering, employment, or in-home supports) professional and specialized services person-directed planning passport funding and other supports to help people with developmental disabilities become more involved in their communities!
Community Living North Halton envisions a society that honours and protects the innate value and equality of each one of its people without discrimination. We believe that all persons should have the right to experience the security of unquestioned inclusion in their community neighbourhoods. We believe that all persons should have an equal opportunity to maximize their quality of life; to choose their unique life course with respect and dignity; to accept the responsibility and consequences of these choices, and to expect support within the resources of the community. Our Mission Community Living North Halton, in partnership with families and the community, supports the choices and personal growth of individuals with a developmental disability. We Value Personal Choice – We believe the personal choices and goals of an individual provide direction for supports and services provided by the organization. Fairness and Respect -We embrace the diversity of people and treat each individual and family with respect, dignity and equity. Inclusion – We believe that all citizens have a right to fully participate in their community. Partnership – We value and promote partnerships with families and the community. Wellness and Learning – We strive to create an environment that promotes wellness […]
Halton Support Services is a community service for people with developmental disabilities who live in the Halton Region. Halton Support Services provides coordinated intake for children with developmental disabilities as well as offers service coordination for children and adults. We also have a respite program that can help the community link to different respite options and become considered for respite funds. Lastly, there are wraparound services to help support adults, seniors and their families to make a plan to improve the quality of life. We are a Transfer Payment Agency for Special Services at Home funding and Passport funding. To connect with us: firstname.lastname@example.org www.cwsds.ca P: 905-844-7864 F: 905-849-6980 T: 1-800-600-2013 Funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
Community Living Oakville was founded by parents who dreamed of a better life for their sons and daughters. They wanted their children to learn in school, have friends, and be welcome in their communities. We continue that vision within the Town of Oakville. Today the organization includes individuals, families, staff & volunteers dedicated to making sure that people with developmental disabilities are able to enjoy their right to lead active and productive lives in their communities. A Brief History… Community Living: Bringing Full Citizenship to the Most Vulnerable Members of Our Community. Fifty-five years ago having a developmental disability was a sentence to be isolated. Education was denied. That changed when the Kelley and Gunn families decided their five-year-olds shouldn’t be “retired” from school. They independently hired a teacher and a tiny school grew to seven children and found a home at St. Jude’s Church. From the vision of two parents to community-wide service in less than fifty years, the changes are monumental. Yet there is still a long way to grow. Community inclusion still remains elusive to many. Our goal is full community participation for the people we support.
Supported Training and Rehabilitation in Diverse Environments (STRIDE) is a non-profit, charitable, community-based vocational rehabilitation program founded in 1983. STRIDE is the only Halton-based organization whose primary purpose is to serve the employment needs of individuals facing mental health and addiction issues. Our programs include: Employment Services Employment Services for Youth Worksite Training Program Employment Peer Mentor Program.
Halton Region’s Older Adult Advisory Committee (OAAC), formerly the Elder Services Advisory Committee (ESAC), is an advisory body to Halton Regional Council that provides information on seniors’ issues to assist Council in making informed decisions on the behalf of seniors living in Halton. OAAC publishes a number of free resources for older adults including: Halton Older Adults Directory and Housing Options for Older Adults in Halton. As well as Fast Fact Pamphlets on Safe Driving, Information for Caregivers, Continence, Downsizing, Drug Costs, Funerals, Government Income Sources, Healthy Aging, Employment for Older Workers, Transportation Choices and Wills/Powers of Attorney.
Burlington Public Library is a tax-supported charitable organization with seven branches citywide. We provide a wide variety of services and programs for people of all ages and abilities. Visitors can access a vast array of resources on-site and online. The library belongs to everyone in the community, regardless of their differences, and is free to join if you live, work, or go to school in Halton Region. (All our branches have different hours – please check our website for details)
With over 20 years in the financial services business, Randy Lewis and Amanda Raposo of Investors Group focus on delivering an unparalleled focus in the areas of financial planning, investment management and unique tax and estate planning strategies for high net worth families. A large part of our practices is also supporting families that have one or more members with a disability. We take clients through a six step Wealth Management process that uses a family model approach to financial planning. With a written customized wealth management plan, we explore the best ways for you and your family to meet your goals. For 90 years, Investors Group has firmly believed that building long-term relationships with clients is the best I way to help individuals reach their financial goals at each stage of their lives.
Since 1995 the BODiWORKS lnstitute’s Special Needs department has offered preventive, rehabilitative and counseling programs and services. These programs include the Adapted Gym Program (AGP) and the BBAIM (Brain Based Autism Intervention and Management) team, the Kids Health Initiative (KHI) and the SPP (Social play program). The services available are Physiotherapy with complex and standard care, Occupational therapy assessments and treatment, Psychotherapy and Art therapy. We are a unique and innovative facility that provides effective treatment for mobility disorders for ages 3 and up. Our team works together to achieve progress that ultimately provides benefits for daily living and beyond. Visit our blog at: www.brainbasedkids.ca www.healthisfreedom2.ca
Bartimaeus has been successfully supporting individuals who are experiencing emotional, psychological, developmental and/or behavioural difficulties, and their families since 1988. Our services are available throughout Ontario, Quebec and Maritime provinces. We support individuals of all ages, children, youth, adults and seniors, who are exhibiting behavioural challenges. Services are provided wherever the client is, at home, hospital, school and in the community.
Futures Found helps students and recent graduates answer the question: “What’s your next move?” By combining objective assessment tools with experienced insight, Futures Found guides you in your planning and decision-making to help you figure out your next steps in your education and/or career. Recently, with the help of the OLMP program,* Futures Found launched a pilot research study to explore and improve the career services offered to individuals on the spectrum: “The Right Fit: Tools for Transitioning Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Meaningful and Sustainable Employment Opportunities.” Looking for work? Join the club: Autism Job Club, facilitated by Futures Found, meets twice a month for peer-to-peer support of its members and member parents and also provides professional guidance towards finding employment! *The Right Fit project is supported by the Ontario Labour Market Partnerships (OLMP) program of Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. The views expressed in this publication are the views of Futures Found and do not necessarily reflect those of the Ministry. www.futuresfound.ca | www.autismjobclub.ca
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Do you sell through Home Healthcare stores? We do not sell through stores but sell and supply directly from our website. Due to the exceptional quality of the Volaris rollators Made in Sweden, the cost is much higher than the Chinese manufactured rollators. If we were to go through a middleman (the store) the price would be much higher and perhaps out of the reach of many people. Unlike many other rollator sites we put up large pictures of the rollators so you can really see what you are getting, and we try and provide as much information as possible so that you are comfortable with your choice. The people who purchase the Volaris are those that have done their research, read the testimonials, and had all their questions answered. These also tend to be experienced rollator users who have had the cheap rollators in the past and now know what they are looking for. (In Ontario, Canada only we sell the SMART through ADP approved Home Healthcare stores for those who are getting funded through ADP). Does Medicare pay for a portion of the cost? No, the rollators listed with Medicare are the cheaper, made in China rollators. Should I […]
HMC’s mission is to help newcomers settle and integrate into a welcoming and inclusive community. We offer information, referral, orientation, counseling, language classes, employment supports, volunteer opportunities, transitional housing, and interpretation/translation. For the community we also offer cultural competency training and have worked with the many community agencies to make sure they have the tools and training to work with a variety of cultures. Our staff of 60 full and part-time employees and over 250 volunteers are dedicated to enabling every individual, regardless of race or ethnic origin, to participate as full and active members of the community. We have offices in Burlington, Milton, and Oakville and we serve people from many community locations such as schools, libraries and community centers. If you are new to Canada please come and see us to help ease your transition to living in Canada.
Established in 1955, Community Living Burlington (CLB) is Burlington’s oldest and largest non-profit charitable organization. For more than 60 years, we have dedicated ourselves to enriching the quality of life and promoting full and meaningful inclusion in our community of individuals who have a developmental disability. When people who have a developmental disability are included in their community they flourish. We achieve this by providing them with: Residential Settings Adult Day Programs Employment Services Family Support Public Education and Advocacy Preschool Integration Respite Services Snoezelen Room Services We are committed to delivering exceptional quality of service that meets the needs of each person individually. “Possibilities are Endless”
Atlas Behaviour Consultation is an agency that provides services to children, teens, and adults with Autism, developmental disorders, attention disorders, or other communication and behaviour needs. We are based out of Oakville, and provide services in our centre, in homes throughout Halton and Hamilton, and in various community settings. We provide teaching based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in areas of communication, play and social, academic skills, community skills, self-help, leisure, employment readiness and placement, and many more. We are also able to provide programming reducing inappropriate behaviour. We teach in 1:1 sessions, as well as in groups, and also provide training and workshops to parents, educators, employers, and community members. Please visit our website for further information.
Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) provides services to over 32,000 students of all ages at 58 Catholic learning communities in Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. Our Board consists of 46 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, as well as Continuing Education programs. We are a provincial leader in student achievement in Literacy, Numeracy, and Special Education. In addition, we are committed to supporting the overall wellbeing of all of our students. The HCDSB promotes inclusion of our students by focusing on each student’s individual and unique needs. This philosophy is evident by our commitment to: maintaining students in the communities in which they reside; promoting a sense of place and belonging in the school; and supporting participation in the parish and neighbourhood whenever possible. Our Board takes a multi-disciplinary approach to meeting the needs of students. At HCDSB staff such as: Communicative Disorders Assistants (CDAs), Child and Youth Counsellors, Psychology Staff, Speech and Language Pathologists, Social Workers, and Behaviour Analysts work with students, school staff, families and community agencies to support our motto of “Achieving, Believing and Belonging.”
BI’s The Hub for Community Inclusion is an innovative day program for young adults with various developmental disabilities that is premised on the belief that learning occurs when a person is stimulated, active, and having fun. The program runs Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm and also available on a part-time basis. Each day includes two community outings such as trampolining, hiking, going to the movies, gardening, and so much more! MISSION STATEMENT: The purpose of The Hub is to provide adults and older adolescents with developmental disabilities with a supportive and enriching community experience that builds life skills and independence. We value inclusion, accountability, and individualization of supports. Services associated with The Hub are goal-directed, evaluated and built on principles of applied behaviour analysis. COST: Enrollment varies from part-time to full-time based on the number of days a participant is able to attend with options ranging from one to five days per week. PA Day and summer enrollment is also available. The daily fee for an individual in the standard group (5 clients to 1 staff) is $100/day. If the individual requires additional support, the family has the option of directly providing this support or arranging staffing support through BI. HOW […]
Passport is a program that helps adults with a developmental disability be involved in their community and live as independently as possible by providing funding for community participation services and supports, activities of daily living and person-directed planning. The program also provides funding for caregiver respite services and supports for primary caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability. CWSDS administers the Passport funding in the Central West Region for adults over the age 18 years and eligibility is confirmed by the Developmental Services of Ontario (DSO Online). The key goals of the Passport program are to: Foster independent by building on individuals abilities and developing community participation, social and daily living skills. Increase opportunities for participation in the community with supports that respect personal choices and decision-making, and help people achieve their goals. Promote social inclusion and broaden social relationships through the use of community resources and services available to everyone in the community. Help young people make the transition from school to life as an adult in the community. Support families and caregivers of an adult with a development disability so they can continue in their supportive role. For more information: Contact: Beth Watson, Manager Tel: 905-693-8885 or […]
wm+a provides direct and clinical services (AlphaBee) to children youth and adults with ASD, complex special needs, mental health disorders and behavioural challenges. Our services are evidence based (ABA/PBS), accessible (24/7/365) and with transparency in service coordination (web based access to scheduling). For a service quote or Intake, please contact us at email@example.com or 416.367.5968. Service location span from Hamilton/Niagara, Halton, Peel/Central West, GTA, York and Durham www.wmanda.com firstname.lastname@example.org AlphaBee, provides a range of clinically advanced ABA-based services to children and youth with ASD. With two treatment centres, Etobicoke and Hamilton, and home based option available, AlphaBee offers: IBI (DFO and Privately funded), ABA, ESDM, BT consulting, Parent Led Teaching; hosts annual conferences extended to the community and more. AlphaBee is a DFO provider for IBI and the recently increased ABA funding. www.alphabee.com email@example.com
The Town of Oakville is a municipal government that offers many programs and services for people of all ages and abilities. Some of the programs and services the town offers include transportation services through both conventional buses and specialized transit, youth centres, seniors centres, recreation and community centres, fitness centres, pools, arenas, libraries, parks, splash pads, tennis courts, trails and harbours. The town is also responsible for fire prevention and protection, building and heritage permits, cemeteries, by-laws and licensing, land use planning, municipal engineering and construction, stormwater management and drainage, creek channels and shorelines, forestry, environmental stewardship and protection as well as roads and works. The town is committed to superior service delivery to make Oakville the most livable town in Canada.
We Listen, We Learn, We Do Our Best Together Canadian Travelling Tutors is proud to pioneer a post-secondary communication program for Neuro-Diverse adults called “Prep to Step-Up”. Its ongoing success ensures a solid future in Milton, Georgetown, and surrounding areas. Academia, Communication, Musical Theatre, Art, Independence, iPad and Organizational Skills all contribute to the great potential within our Clients, enhancing self-confidence and improving communication. Weekly Drum Circles are practiced to build speech and social interaction. Twice a month Families and Support Staff are invited to participate in seminars which replicate the tools practiced in the classroom. This bridge between classroom and home provides an informed consistent practice and continuity to support everyone involved. With a collective experience of over 100 years of teaching between us, we are a true team of dedicated professionals of both youth and wisdom. We all feel, from our past experience, that we have a responsible obligation to identify the true potential within any student of any age. Our goal is to discover the students’ best way of learning; guiding them to feel self-empowered with those tools to continue independently. We offer a program called Planes, Trains, and Travel which is a unique travel program designed […]
These unique hands on programs are designed for all abilities, centered towards the special needs individual. Techniques are used that enhance natural development of skills. Programs are available for children, pre-teens, teenagers and young adults. Our programs run throughout the years in the evenings and our summer programs run during the day.
The Canadian Mental Health Association is a nation-wide, non-profit organization founded in 1918 that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. At the CMHA Halton Region Branch, we promote mental health for all through support services for people living with mental health and/or addiction concerns and health and wellness promotion. Our services include: Specialized support for people who have mental health and/or addiction concerns to help them improve their health, well-being, and quality of life 24-7 phone and mobile crisis intervention through our 24/7 crisis line at 1-877-825-9011 Free walk-in counseling to help people improve their wellness, cope better, and create positive solutions to life’s challenges Anger management and wellness groups to help participants learn about and develop positive coping strategies Educational presentations and training on a variety of mental health topics, including Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Living Life to the Full, and Mental Health First Aid workshops to help participants learn about caring for their own health and wellness and effectively supporting others Mental health information and referral to community services to provide people with current and comprehensive information and connections to the help and resources they […]
Employment Halton offers a range of programs and services to help you search for a job or train for a new career. Our services are FREE and available to all Halton residents. We provide job placement services, one-on-one support and have an Employment Resource Centre, offering: Job postings from local employers (updated daily) Onsite staff support to help you with your job/career search Internet access and links to local employment and training related websites Fax machine and photocopier at no cost Books, career guides, local newspapers and business directories
LOCATED IN TORONTO, SERVING ONTARIO, COVERED BY OHIP ‘Adults with physical disabilities have the right to live in the community with support, where they can make choices, have control and take responsibility for their lives’. In an apartment setting, Gage Transition to Independent Living (GTIL) provides 24 hour attendant services, living and life skills learning and health education. Through participating in an individualized program, young adults with physical disabilities build confidence and practice skills for increasing independence and control over their lives. The length of each participant’s program is offered by the admissions committee and can range from 6-18 months.
Incorporated in 1989, SAVIS of Halton is a feminist community-based organization that incorporates anti-oppression/anti-racism politics and practices into all aspects of our agency’s operation. We believe our services must be inclusive and equitable for all individuals accessing our programs while being responsive to issues of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and/or abilities. Our mandate is to provide free, confidential, and non-judgemental 24 hour support to all survivors of violence including women, men, and members of the transgender community. We advocate against violence in the community at large and promote prevention through community education. SAVIS services include: Free, confidential counseling 24 Hour Crisis and Support Line 905.875.1555 Group Counselling Workshops Accompaniments Public Education and Advocacy SAVIS also offers a variety of volunteer opportunities including Office Administration, Crisis Line Volunteers, Bingo, Committee and Workshop Volunteers amongst many more. If you are interested in volunteering please visit our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
We provide opportunities for a higher quality of life for Deaf people while preserving and promoting their language and culture. Our services are designed to: Promote independence, dignity and individuality for Deaf seniors Help Deaf people with developmental disabilities, mental health challenges or other special needs become contributing members of society and reach their highest potential Provide a positive learning environment and strong foundation of knowledge and skills for Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing learners Create awareness of the Deaf Community and reduce barriers to communication by offering hearing individuals experience with a new language (American Sign Language) Offer an inclusive environment where Deaf children can enjoy a summer camp without communication barriers
WeFlow helps children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor impairments. Come and learn how to: Improve overall quality of life Build head and trunk control Reduce spasticity Promote more natural movements Regulate vital functions by gently working on your child’s Fascial System.
At Club Kodiak we provide our guests with an independent vacation/camp experience in a safe and structured environment that is designed to meet the needs of young adults aged 19+. The majority of our guests have an LD, ADHD or high-functioning ASD. We offer our guests over 30 sports and activities, weekly out-of-camp excursions, and an integrated LIFE-SKILLS PROGRAM. Our facilities include modern lakefront cottages, a recreation half, a beautiful 50+ acres site and 3500ft of lakefront. Club Kodiak provides discrete and respectful 24-hour supervision that takes into account that age and individual needs of our guests. Summer Address: (Mid June – Late August) 1181 Pickerel & Jack Lake Road, Burk’s Falls, Ontario P0A 1C0 Telephone: (705) 382-6279 Winter Office (September – Mid June) 4069 Pheasant Run, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5L 2C2 Telephone: (905)569-7595 | Toll-Free: (877)569-7595 | Fax: (905)569-6045
Connected Families is a Parents’ Group for families caring for someone with a developmental disability that will inspire, encourage, and empower families. There will be workshops and information sessions for families in specific areas of interest and concern. There is a parent liaison who will connect families to appropriate links and resources for funding and services. There is also an advisory committee made up of five parents. There will be bi-monthly meetings for families to get together and connect, to share stories and information.
Moving Forward Day Program is a companion program to Oakville Children’s Homes. It was created to fill the need for day time care for individuals with special needs who are over the age of twenty-one, and are no longer eligible for public education. Moving Forward eases the transition from high school and its emphasis is on enhancing independence and community integration. Essentially, Moving Forward offers parents the additional support needed as the young person makes the transition to adult life. Program Emphasis The program emphasis is on the following: Life Skills in a “home setting” Safety and community awareness Socialization and integration in the community Participation in recreational activities, such as, soccer, swimming, cardio and yoga Interest based participation in activities such as computer courses, music lessons etc.
Student Links is an opportunity for students who have an intellectual disability to explore ideas for their future after high school. Student Links matches students and mentors who share a common passion or interest. Some of the mentors that have been matched with students in the past have been experts in botany, broadcasting, comics, film, geography, bikes, music production, aviation, fashion design, fitness and much more. Students between the ages of 14 to 21 can learn more about their area of interest or be introduced to members of their community who have similar interests. Student Links Coordinators introduce students to a member of their community who shares similar interests. Here are some highlights from previous student experiences: Kaitlynn n Rebecca: https://www.youtube.com/watch Amanda and Leanna: https://www.youtube.com/watch Contact For more information about the Student Links initiative, please contact: Patsy Kinio Coordinator 249-358-0257 email@example.com or Jennifer Soares Coordinator 416-407-3223 firstname.lastname@example.org
DAY PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL disABILITIES 141 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON. L6L 3C3 PROGRAM: With a low ratio of staff to participants we meet the emotional, developmental and personal needs of our participants through experienced support and supervision. MISSION: To encourage growth and enhance life experiences for participants with developmental disABILITIES, through building bonds of friendship, creating meaningful activities, providing opportunities that increase well-being and by fostering purposeful community connections. VISSION: To build a strong, safe and supportive community for adults with developmental disABILITIES through building connections in all we do. AIM OBJECTIVES: 1) AIM provides a safe & supportive environment where participants engage in meaningful activities that promote personal growth and community inclusion. 2) AIM unites persons with developmental disABILITIES who are interested in building friendships and expanding their social network. 3) AIM provides opportunities for participants to develop confidence, build life skills and increase independence. 4) AIM encourages participants to engage in activities that promote physical health, exercise, and emotional well-being. WHAT MAKES US SO AMAZING? Supported Community Inclusion Programming Partnerships with local businesses and organizations enable participants to gain new skills, employment experience and make new social connections in their community. Transportation Assistance Program Need help getting to and from AIM? There are lots of options. Contact […]