The program is designed for youth and adults with autism, Asperger’s and/or a mild intellectual disability who are contemplating independent living (or assisted independent living). Focus will be on teaching students the skills to carry out activities of daily life required for independent living in a residential environment. Focus is on cooking skills, shopping, housekeeping, safety, organization and scheduling. Students will also acquire the social skills to become good neighbours and share living spaces. Program is ideal for high school students transitioning into a College/University residence.
This program is suitable for those who are independent in most self-care skills
This program is not suitable for those who have significant behaviour issues
Ratios: 1 staff to 3 students
This is currently a summer program for the month of July. Runs Monday to Friday 9:30-3:30.
Cost is $450.00/week (includes all meals). Registration for multiple weeks available.
Program contact: Mary Salerno
Reach Toronto Autism Services for Youth and Adults
Reach Toronto is a Not for Profit organization, offering unique programs for adults and youth with ASD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Mild Intellectual Disabilities. Children with autism become young adults with autism who are faced with the challenge of leaving the support and safe environment of the school system. Our programs were created in response to that challenge. Reach Toronto provides life skills training, social skills as well as specific knowledge required to prepare transitioning high school students and young adults for either college, the workforce or simply to gain independence. We also address the needs for adults who successfully completed a college program and require the skills to enter the workforce. The goal of our Success on the Spectrum programs is to ensure successful transition in a safe and nurturing environment.