Bridges For Learning
Bridges For Learning programs enables youths with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to participate in extracurricular and enrichment activities that provides an opportunity for skill acquisition, generalization and interaction with Neuro-typical peers within the community.
Social Clubs and Community Leisure
Our weekend programs facilitate social activities that are geared towards increasing skills that will enable youths with disabilities to develop and generalize appropriate behaviors while building friendship with peers.
Social Clubs members participate in age appropriate activities including:
Role Play Games
Board Games (Chess, consequences, HeadBanz, Jenga etc)
Arts and Crafts
Community Leisure (Movies, Bowling, Shopping etc)
Outdoor Play (Park)
Saturday Social Club Schedule
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
Our After School program is open to youths 3-20 years of age. We facilitate learning through structured hands on 30-45 minutes sessions (specials), homework help and independent or group activities (games, crafts, sensory play and STEAM projects, meal preparation, functional skills training). Learners participate in weekly activities planned and implemented utilizing science based practices such as task analysis, natural environment teaching, modeling, prompting and visual supports. The program also introduce music and yoga in order to give youths an opportunity to partake in musical expression and fitness.
Our programs aim to increase social skills, fine motor skills, expressive and receptive language and are carefully designed to be easily adaptable to varying abilities. This enables everyone to be successful which is important for building self esteem.
In- Home Respite Services
Our programs are designed based on each individuals interest and preferences in order to ensure individualized and purposeful activities. This enables us to capitalize on teaching opportunities while doing what our clients enjoy.
Community Buddy (Ages: 3-20)
Community Buddy program is geared towards youths who require 1:1 attention and support. Activities should be accessible to all regardless of abilities, everyone deserves the opportunity to partake in high interest activities within the community in order to practice appropriate social skills in the natural setting. Whether it be bowling, watching a game or going to the park, our caregivers are ready to support you within the community, creating an opportunity to increase community inclusion.
In-Home Night/Day Respite (Ages: 3-20)
Take some time off. Sovereign caregivers will complete your regular daily/nightly routine while you are away (meal, shower, dressed, stories, bedtime, board games etc). Always taking advantage of teaching and maintaining self help skills that will contribute to improved self esteem and independence.
In-Home Before and After School Care (Ages: 3-20)
Peace of mind knowing your child is left in good hands while you go off to work is invaluable. Your child will practice self help skills associated with morning and afternoon routines, homework assistance. We are also happy to support positive homework behaviors.
Self Hired Respite (DCF) Ages:3-20