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North York - ParentShare 2019

Community Living Toronto – North York – 1122 Finch Ave W  
10 am to 12 pm
January 10, 2019  NEW DATE
February 7, 2019 Alexandra Shannan DSO housing coordinator
March 7, 2019
April 4, 2019
May 2, 2019
June 6, 2019

Sometimes, it’s just nice to make new friends.  As a parent to a child (of any age) with special needs one of the best things you can do for yourself and your child is to join a support group. Support groups can be rich in information and extremely helpful for families raising a child with special needs; you can learn from the experiences of parents who have been there before and outside of supporting each other and advocating for your children, you may also gain new social connections. Everyone is looking for the best services available out there - for a good doctor, dentist, therapy and recreational programs, and summer camps. Let’s share what we know.

Interested in Attending? RSVP Today!
Wendy Dyke  (647) 274-9281
Bonnie Heath (416) 645-6000 x 1311

Community Junction: Remaining Classes - Winter 2019

The classes will run starting Monday, January 7th 2019 – March 22nd 2019, with the exception of February 18th for Family Day (Class will be made up on March 25th).
Class availability for the new session is as follows: 
Sign Language
Meal Preparation and Nutrition
Winter Soups around the World!

STEPS to Independence (Part One)
STEPS to Independence (Part Two)
Stretch and Tone


Stretch and Tone
Let’s Speak Italian

Winter Baking
Times and Prices can be found inside the brochure linked below.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone (647-729-3508) or email

Community Junction Brochure

After School Respite Program

After School Respite Program 
Community Living Toronto
2907 Weston Road (Weston Rd & 401)

Program Begins April 1, 2019 to June 27, 2019
  • Youth 11 - 17 with ASD
  • 3 - 6 pm
  • Program runs Monday to Friday. The program does not run during school closures
  • 3 staff: 5 kids ratio
  • Cost – $10/day (Families may have up to 3 days per week if available)
  • Snack provided
  • Activities include: help with homework, colouring, themed crafts, puzzles, board games, DVD movies, Wii, IPad games, Sensory room, outdoor avtivities.
  • Program is run using the core principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) with a focus on Preference Based Teaching (PBT)
For more information or to register, contact: Adrineh Bennett, Respite Coordinator
Community Living Toronto – 2907 Weston Road   647.729.0450

*Please Note: if your child requires medication while at the program, Community Living Toronto requires a medical form to be completed prior to registration.
*It is the responsibility of the parent to arrange transportation with the school, most school boards require 2-3 weeks notice to change the route.


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