18+ Yrs

Adult Respite

Experience the joy of respite programs, where adults can enjoy a fun-filled environment while caregivers take a well-deserved break.

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  1 to 1

  164 Merton Street

  For more information, contact the Group Services Team at groupservices@autism.net.

A recreation and leisure day program  

Adult Day Respite is a recreational program that supports adults with autism to engage in various activities in the Centre and in the community. Participants will have exposure to social, recreational and leisure opportunities in a group environment. Dedicated and consistent full-time staff provide high-needs clients and their families with safe and reliable respite care while working towards individualized and group goals.  
Engaging in the Adult Day respite program offers a wonderful opportunity for participants to explore new activities, work towards goals, and develop key social skills. The program not only focuses on recreational activities within our centre, but also encourages participants to venture out into the community, broadening their horizons and fostering a sense of independence. 
The Adult Day Respite program operates on weekdays (Monday to Friday) from September to June and is divided into three semesters: September to December, January to March, and April to June. Passport funding can be used for this program.  



  • Our small group focus allows for a perfect balance of social interaction and individual programming tailored to each participant's need. 
  • With 1:1 or 1:2 staff-to-client ratios available, individuals who require extra support can thrive in our welcoming environment. 
  • Time to practice and develop social and life skills. 
  • Emphasizes community engagement, including local outings, participation in food drives and a variety of recreational activities. 


Ideal Participants are:? ? 

  • Adults aged 18 and above who are seeking a weekday program that promotes recreational engagement and community involvement. 
  • Individuals who can be supported at a 1:2 (1 staff: 2 clients) or 1:1 ratio of support. 
  • Individuals who can safely participate in group programming and outings. 
  • Interested in participation one or two days per week.