We help you find your voice and make it heard!
We will provide you with a programmed augmentative communication device for personal, work or community engagement purposes; training for you and your network to use the devices effectively; and specialization to best meet your needs and budget.
The My STEP Clubhouse is a recreational, leisure and work experience based program in the Bloor West Village Area. Operating year round, it offers a range of experiences. Registration begins every January.
The High Park Apartment: 1982 Bloor St. W.
Clubhouse Cafe Program
Clubhouse Cafe Program
ACES & Guides City Tour
Commute to Pick-up
High Park Train, Zoo, Swimming
Centre Island Tram, Zoo, Centreville
Ontario Science Centre & Imax Movie
The Community STEP Clubhouse is a recreational, leisure and work experience based program in the entertainment district of Toronto. Operating year round, it offers a range of experiences. Registration begins every January.
The Bond Condo: 290 Adelaide St. W.
St. Andrew Muster Spot: 150 King St. W.
Commute to Venue
ACES & Guides City Tour
Games & Arcades Club
Camp in the City Grange Park is a recreational, leisure, and work experience based program in and around Grange Park & the PATH network. Operating during the Fall, Winter and Spring, Thanks Giving weekend to May 1, it offers a range of experiences. Registration begins every May.
SPACES: 180 John Street
Metrocentre food court
Metrocentre food court or Independent
Movie, Bowling, Minigolf, Aquarium, Rec Room, Harbourfront, AGO, ROM
Commute to Spadina Station
Camp in the City High Park is a recreational, leisure and work experience program based in and around High Park. Operating during the Spring and Summer, April 1 to Thanks Giving weekend, it offers a range of experiences. See a typical workday for a My STEP Group Member. Registration begins every October.
Toronto Public Library: Runnymede Library
Grenadier Group: Black Oak Cafe
High Park: Hike, Train, Zoo, Swimming
Dufferin Mall: Food Court
YMCA: West End YMCA, Studio 3
High Park: Colburn Lodge Museum
Camp in the City Downsview Park is a recreational, leisure and work experience based program in and around Downsview Park & Yorkdale Mall. Operating during the Summer, May 1 to Thanks Giving weekend, it offers a range of experiences. See a typical workday for a Community STEP Group Member. Registration begins every January. Evening and Weekend Groups run all year round.
CSI: 720 Bathurst Street
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station
Commute to Yorkdale Mall
Movie, Bowling or Arcades
Commute to Pick-up Stations
To engage, nurture, and inspire neurodiverse youth and adults to thrive through education, employment, and wellness opportunities.
Today’s Support Service System: The average cost of annual service is $28,300-$90,000 per year, for 6:1-1:1 support from parents & support providers for days, evenings and overnights. Unfortunately, Passport Funding supports only $5,000 - $35,000 per individual annually.
- "Group homes for adults with autism unaffordable and inaccessible, parents say," ...funds hardly reach the amount he would need to afford a private group home in Ontario*, which can cost around $90,000 per year.** (Pg. 341, Figure 5: Actual Cost per Bed by Residential Service Type, 2012/13)
- The Ministry of Community and Social Services says the adult developmental service system faces challenges because its clients are growing older and living longer, and because their care needs are more complex (40% of people with developmental disabilities also have mental-health issues).** (Pg. 333, Paragraph 2
- There is a wave of ~20,000 adults who will need residential support services in the coming 10 years, as boomers age. “Approximately 42,000 adults in Ontario are currently receiving ministry-funded developmental services and supports through developmental services agencies, including 18,000 in residential settings,” said Ministry of Community and Social Services spokesperson Kristen Tedesco in an email. Graham Slaughter, CTVNews.ca, Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:04PM EDT. Last Updated Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:21PM EDT
Many of our Members face a Shortfall of $15,000-$55,000 per person, per year for their 60-Month Transition Plans.
There simply isn’t Enough funding to cover the costs for their transitional support needs.
But You Can HELP! With a Contribution of Support, you can choose to support an individual directly by paying for their program fees, or indirectly by gifting towards the completion of technology to support community inclusion with lowers support needs.
You will be sent an update on who your contribution supported and how they benefited from your gift.