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 intellectual disabilities Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants choose which day(s) they wish to attend the program. This program runs year-round. Individuals can begin to transition to this program at age 18 by attending high school exam breaks, the Summer Recreation Program or by attending one day a week during the final years of high school.
Participants are well supported as the program meets their individual needs. They participate in swimming, music, dance, a book club and community outings.
Additionally, participants enjoy creating works of art, gardening, volunteering in the community and using technology. The overall objective of this program is to develop life skills, promote independence and help adults to integrate into their community.
School Year Programs
During the school year, we run programs with supervised activities and events that appeal to the varied interests and ages of the children and young adults with special needs.
· 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.
Minecraft Mates is one session per week for boy's aged 9-17 years old who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Summer Day Camp
Extend-A-Family Kingston provides a safe environment where children with and without disabilities have fun together. This is appropriate for children and teens who may not be candidates for mainstream camps. The camp is held at St. Lawrence College and runs Monday to Friday from 9:00-4:00 with extended hours available.
We have camps for children aged 4-17 years old. We exercise flexibility in assigning campers to groups.
Weekly sessions are themed and activities include: swimming, sports, arts, singing, dancing; and trips to the beach, local attractions and water parks.
Adult Summer Recreation
We offer an Adult Summer Recreation Program for adults over 18 years of age at our Centre on Bagot Street. This program runs in conjunction with our Adult Day Program and takes place Monday to Friday from 9:00-4:00 with extended hours available.
Our participants enjoy a summer filled with special community outings, local swimming, picnics and music in the park. Included are creative art, drama projects, cooking, gardening, talent show and educational activities.