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Reena

Recreational Respite is partnering with Reena to serve adults with disabilities who are aging in Reena’s homes. We are providing group program evaluation, development and delivery, as well as one-to-one programming and individualized program plans, with outcomes that include social opportunities, movement and healthy lifestyles, activities of independence, and fine motor and sensory stimulation. Additionally, …

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Community Living Toronto

January 2023 It is with great excitement that we partner with Community Living Toronto to provide group programs (virtual, in person and hybrid models). The calendar is extensive addressing both soft skill development and recreational opportunities to ensure the community continues to comes together for social heath, connectivity and inclusion.  

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Service Coordination Support (SCS)

November 2022 Recreational Respite was asked to participate (again!) in the SCS’s (Service Coordination Support’s) virtual Coming Together conference, 2022. This year’s theme was Employment, and Recreational Respite developed a unique game of CLUE, customized to this theme. The activity developed, CLUE: Career Discovery Edition, is an interactive play on the popular board game. Participants were introduced to …

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The Opal Season Company

November 2022 The Opal Season Company and Recreational Respite created a unique intergenerational program offered on our group program calendar! Young adults and their special guests (grandparents or ‘grand pals’) worked together to solve a mystery based on a true Canada story of WWII espionage. Practice active listening, collaboration, critical thinking and communication as you …

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Miles Nadal JCC

Recreational Respite has partnered with the Miles Nadal JCC – FUN Intensives program to offer in person group called “Commuting in Your Community – Greater Toronto Area!” This program is designed for young adults, ages 18-35 with ASD and/or developmental disabilities, and is open to all! Commuting in Your Community by Recreational Respite: This in-person …

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The Role of Recreation in Grief and Bereavement

By Jamie Cook (Recreation Therapist, Recreational Respite) Loss of a loved one is a difficult experience for anyone, but for children and youth experiencing grief and bereavement during their formative years, it can be even more complex, confusing, and overwhelming. Recreation is uniquely situated with the capacity to support children and youth through their grief …

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L’Arche London (ON)

2022 Recreational Respite and L’Arche LONDON working together this summer to bring summer camp (in-person!) to the community for young adults with disability! The Independence Summer Camp at L’Arche London is two weeks long, and is running four times throughout the summer. The camp will be offering independent living skills, such as commuting, budgeting, meal …

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Ontario Autism Program – Urgent Response Service

2022- Present Recreational Respite is working in partnership as a provider for the Ontario Autism Program – URS (urgent response services) with two large regions across Ontario. Eligible children and youth who are experiencing a specific, urgent need can access supports to help stabilize the situation, prevent crisis, reduce the risk of the child or …

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Special Olympics PEI

2022 Recreational Respite is excited to deliver programming to the athletes of Special Olympics PEI! This unique group series addresses healthy relationships, social interactions, making friends and creating safe space for oneself. We are looking forward to this partnership and meeting the participants over the summer months!

Reena – The Frailty Project

Current 2023 partnership with Reena. Successful Aging: Frailty, Transition and Inclusion into Senior Services (2013) Funded by Ministry of Community and Social Services Recreational Respite and Reena partnered on this project to: Identify the challenges / limitations faced by individuals living with developmental disabilities for accessing the services. Provide them support / services so that they …

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