“Hello! I just wanted to touch base about H’s participation in the August camp. We really wanted to let you know how happy we ALL were with Meagan and the camp the first week of July. It was an absolutely phenomenal experience for H. He came home each day thrilled to tell us how his day was, the fun stuff they did, or something funny Meagan said. He was celebrating other people’s skills and talking about things other people were interested in. But most of all, it gave him the self-confidence and self-esteem by proving to himself that he could have a very successful week. He finds the school environment very challenging and to have a week where someone really understood how to work with him was such a change for him. Usually by Friday he’s exhausted by trying to hold it together all week – but by the end of your camp he was energized and confident to take on the other camps we lined up for the summer. So thank you thank you thank you for offering such an amazing service. We can’t say it enough. One week and such an amazing change. We will absolutely be waiting for the fall program schedule to come out and will book your camps first next summer!”
“We started with a lego program subsidized by Autism Ontario and as soon as I walked in, I was confident the facilitators knew what they were in for and they were prepared. With everything from a picture scedule board that can be checked off as a task is completed, to visual choices for sensory rewards. The group facilitators were happy to allow our behaviour consultant to come to observe our daughter during the one hour program and she pointed out how skilled the facilitator is as deflecting, offering choices, remaining calm, and role modelling behaviour she expects. I have seen huge changes socially in my daughter and look forward to new programs in the future!”
“We recently had the occasion to use the services of Recreational Respite to teach our 29 year old Son who has developmental disability, skills for independent living through a variety of recreational therapy goals.
We are pleased with the progress he has made, he has become better aware of what is involved in living on his own, particularly regarding his social involvement, personal safety, proper nutrition and money management. A definite goal oriented plan was developed in consultation with our Son and us specifically to suit his needs. We received regular feedback on our Son’s progress. We are thankful to both the Director of Recreational Respite and our Son’s Recreational Therapist for their cooperation and assistance. Their knowledge and experience dealing with cases such as our Son came through in the way they dealt with him.”
Anna and Raman
Our Daughter takes part in a weekly group program that Recreational Respite has created and tailored to work on various goals for each of the participants. Our Daughter is on the Autism Spectrum and has had some real social issues which have caused her to become quite isolated, unmotivated and very hard to interact with at home with both my Husband and I and our other Daughter. The program has really opened up our Daughter, she is far more outgoing and excited about taking part in various activities (she never did this before!). Recreational Respite was able to tell us what she was really great at and how to try it at home. It so happens that our Daughter loves bean bags! She tosses one at us with a smile, every time she wants to communicate with us. It’ s a small step- but we’ll take it!
Marcy and Dave