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Network Agency Respite Options

Below you will find listed Toronto area respite options available to your family. You may contact agencies directly or contact Intake and Information for assistance with respite planning.

This list is not exhaustive and other respite options and programs may exist.  Some additional options are listed on the Resources page.

Please note that every effort was made to ensure that all information is up to date and accurate.   Please contact agencies directly for most up to date information and availability.

Program Title : Lawson - Children's Respite Services
Program Time : flexible
Program Runs from : Ongoing
Program Length : flexible and short-term
Program Cost : $15/day, $5/4 hours or less
Admission Criteria : Must have a confirmed diagnosis of an Intellectual Disability/Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Families interested in the program are encouraged to go for a tour before completing an application package. A Medical/Health Information form must be completed by the child's doctor prior to scheduling a first short visit.
Lawson provides service to children ages 2 - 17, up to their 18th birthday.
Activities : Camp-like environment, includes; Outdoor Play ground, Indoor gymnasium, movies, arts & crafts, games, sensory, community outings, computers, and personal internet access
Comments : This is not a medical facility. Therefore, there are no doctors or nurses as staff complement. All bookings are first come, first serve basis. Families may book up to 24 days per calendar year. Bookings may be done up to 6 months in advance and are done on a first come, first served basis.
Disability / Special Needs : Assistive Devices (wheelchair, etc.), CPR, Challenging Behaviours, Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI), Developmental Disability, Dual Diagnosis, FAS/FAED, First Aid, Intellectual Disability, Medication Administration, Personal Care (toileting), Physical Disability
Individual(s) Served : Male and Female
Type of Respite : Out of Home
Age Category : 0-5 Preschool, 6-12 School Aged and 13-17 Adolescent
Agency : Community Living Toronto**
Agency Contact : Charla Rodak
Phone : 647 729 1639
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Option offered at : 1712 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, ON M5R 2S7
Nearest Intersection : Ellesmere and McCowan
Regions : Central, East, North and West
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