Why should I involve my child in recreation opportunities?
• Learn new skills and participate in activities
• Increase physical abilities
• Enhance self-esteem and confidence
• Increase independence
• Improve social skills and make new friends
• Develop lifelong recreation attitudes and skills
Links to tips for participation in recreation programs from CanChild
Inclusive Playground Playbook - Creating inclusive playground environments for chidlren of all abilities.
Autism Ontario 1:1 Summer Support Worker Reimbursement
Autism Ontario March Break Reimbursement Fund
Camp Subsidy Listing
Many camps have changed during the pandemic. This is a full listing and some camps may be closed or moved to virtual for Summer 2022. Please contact the camp or check their websites for the most current information.
CTN's Summer 2022 Camp Guide
Ontario Camp Association Website and Listings
Camp Awakening is an outdoor recreation for youth with physical disabilities
Virtual Camp E-aster Seals for kids and youth with physical disabilities
Kinark Outdoor Centre a specialized summer camp experience for children and youth with complex neurological disorders or behavioural challenges
YMCA Simcoe Muskoka
Lyndsey Stevenato "Kids on the Move Day Camp"
Karma Country Camp
WindReach Farm Day Camp
New Tecumseth Summer Camps - Inclusion is offered (1:1)
Bradford West Gwillimbury - Camp BWG for kids age 4 - 11 years
La Cle Summer Camps
Woodwind South Camp
Alliston Gymnastics Club
Gibson Centre School of the Arts Camps
Check your local municipalities for adapted camps or camps with inclusive workers.
A Parent's Guide to Inclusive Spring Fun
Indoor and Outdoor Winter Fun
FiddleHead Care Farm- Eco-Therapy Farm for kids and youth with special needs
Wasaga Beach Mobi-Mat
Town of Innisfil floating beach wheelchair rental
8 of the Best Wheelchair Accessible All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts
Tiffin Conservation Centre, Simcoe County
Town of New Tecumseth, Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham
(some pages are the main community page, please look for recreation or inclusive recreation)
Bradford and West Gwillimbury
Engaging Minds Learning Group - Sensory Sensitive Haircuts - Collingwood
Sensory Friendly Haircuts once a month on Mondays starting December 6th, 2021. Haircuts are priced at $25 (regardless of age).
For individuals who are more hesitant, please, book a 15 min gradual spot which will allow time for the individual to come sit in the room, play with toys and slowly increase tolerance to the sensory elements of the haircut process (water spray, sounds of buzzer if used, sound and feel of scissors).
Kerry's Place - (FFS) Sibling Story Time - Online
Sibling Story time is a group that provides the opportunity for young children with a sibling with ASD to learn about and embrace difference. The group consists of a storybook reading, a related activity, and a follow-up parent debrief to discuss the story, its themes, and how to respond to questions that may arise later on. The storybook this month will be “No Such Thing As Normal” by Megan Desjardins.
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