Family Support Program
The Family Support Program provides supports and services for families with children who have developmental disabilities.
Supports are individualized to the family’s needs and may include:
- Assistance in completing funding application for respite
- Assistance with short and long term planning
- Transition planning support
- Referral to other community agencies
- Community education and family networking opportunities
- Highly supportive school year programs and summer camps
Adult Day Program
The Adult Day Program serves adults with developmental disabilities Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 3:30pm year-round. Participants choose which day(s) they wish to attend program through the week.
The overall objective of this program is to develop life skills, promote independence, and help adults to integrate into their community. The program provides opportunities for all participants to enhance their social skills, educational goals, healthy lifestyles and provide recreational activities. These recreational activities may include: dance, swimming, music, art, use of technology, volunteering in the community and community outings.
Individuals can begin to transition to this program at the age of 18 by attending one day a week during their final years of high school, high school exam break, and/or Adult Summer Camp.
School Year Programs
During the school year, we run programs with supervised activities and events that appeal to the varied interests and ages of children and young adults with special needs.
We offer opportunities for children, still enrolled in school, ages 4-21, to participate in our PA Days, School and Exam Breaks and our Super Saturday programs.
The program participants engage in social recreational activities, which may include swimming, picnic lunches in the park, sports, games, crafts, baking and science activities.
· Super Saturday, PA Days and School Break Programs:
The Super Saturday programs alternate weeks for children aged 4-12 and 13-17. In conjunction with the 13-17 age groups, we offer a young adult program for individuals aged 18-21.
The program participants engage in social recreational activities. The program may include swimming, picnic lunches in the park, sports, games, crafts, baking and science activities.
Extend-A-Family runs a program called Minecraft Mates for children and teens with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the age ranges of 9-12 and 13-17 years old. The group focuses on building social skills through structured conversation and cooperative play amongst its members. Participants come to hang out with cool friends, play fun games and eat delicious meals!
Summer Day Camp
Extend-A-Family Kingston provides a safe environment where children with and without disabilities have fun together. The camp is held at St. Lawrence College during the months of July and August and runs Monday to Friday from 9:00am - 4:00pm, with extended hours available.
We have camps for children aged 4-17 years old and assign campers to age appropriate groups.
Weekly sessions are themed and activities include: swimming, arts and crafts, sports, singing, and dancing. Campers also enjoy community outings such as, trips to the beach, local attractions, and water parks and visits from community guests.
Adult Summer Camp
Adult Summer Camp is available to adults over 18 years of age at the Extend-A-Family Kingston building on Bagot Street. This program runs in conjunction with our Adult Day Program. Summer Camp takes place Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 3:30pm, with extended hours available.
Participants enjoy a summer filled with social, educational, physical, and recreational activities. These activities vary based on the theme of the week; some of the activities include art, swimming, community outings, gardening, cooking, community guests, and a talent show.