Our Team and their skills are an integral part of Recreational Respite, comprised of Recreation Therapists who have extensive experiences and various skills with children, youth, adults and older adults in the area of health care, social services work and rehabilitation to maximize our program benefits. Each member of our team possess a unique and skilled ability to develop, implement and evaluate therapeutic recreation programs that respond to individualized and discovered needs, abilities, strengths and interests of our clients. Our team is able to identify the changing needs of our clients. Through ongoing progress documentation they are able to reduce or adjust specific symptoms or enhance specific functioning skills. They must possess the positive attitude, skills, expertise and experience coupled with a successful completion of a Degree and Diploma with comprehensive health care focus specializing in therapeutic recreation.
Recreational Respite understands, values, and integrates the unique perspective and capabilities of people on the Autism Spectrum.
She writes “I’ve had a passion for working with kids since as long as I can remember. I started out babysitting and working in daycares in high school and eventually decided to become a teacher. I got a degree in English with a minor in Biology from Nipissing University and then completed my Bachelor of Education there as well. While I was in teacher’s college I decided that I’d like to work with kids with special needs as a career. I love the look on a child’s face when he or she has finally mastered a skill or understood a concept! Oh yes, and did I mention that I myself am on the Autism Spectrum? I have Asperger’s, and as a result I am able to bring some unique insights into my work. I love working with the Recreational Respite team and making a difference in the lives of children!”
See some of the group programs Meagan runs here: http://recrespite.com/community/
If you are interested in joining our team, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working for Recreational Respite is truly a rewarding experience! I enjoy seeing my clients progress and learn new skills, or enjoy activities that they were able to do independently in the past. My 1:1 work with my clients develops self-esteem and confidence, while positively impacting their physical and cognitive abilities. Recreational therapy stimulates our clients’ overall well being from the inside out. I also enjoy meeting with care-givers, and feel good knowing that my work affects their overall well being too…Petra
Working as a Recreation Therapist at Recreational Respite is truly a unique experience, it allows team members to foster a personal connection with clients, creating a comfortable and enjoyable environment for growth and stimulation. …Brianne
Our work with our clients is so unique! It’s the opportunity to really connect with our clients and their families with measured therapeutic goals, outcomes and the ability to see it all come together with a successful outcome… Melissa
Recreational Respite is truly a special company to work for. It’s approach to each and every one of our clients are individualized to their needs, abilities and strengths. That kind of attention to detail, makes it a great experience and confirms my role as a Recreation Therapist as being so meaningful…Lina
I enjoy working with those who have developmental disabilities. My experience was varied and somewhat limiting to the provisions of the program designs we could create. The team at Recreational Respite are so nurturing, creative, educational and supportive and they allow us to create programs with far more innovation that includes the community and their programs my clients live in. I love this approach and I enjoy my work so much because of it! … Jennifer
Our Service Area
We are currently serving clients who reside within the:
- Greater Toronto Area
- Bruce County
- Dufferin County
- Grey County
- Hamilton-Wentworth Region
- Northumberland County
- Simcoe County
If you would like to know if we service your specific region, city, county or town please don’t hesitate to contact us direct.