Family Respite

This is a social-recreation program for six to eight ASD families who are often on a wait list to receive clinical service. The program provides a one-to-one worker for the identified child, as well as sibling, and parent programs. Opportunities for respite, networking, and social skill development are offered throughout the weekend.

When was the last time you went for a walk or a paddle with your partner or ate in the company of a community who had similar experiences and history to your own? The outdoor center staff are incredible hosts and the shared experience of the group of parents and families at these weekends is of great value.

Please email info@koc.on.ca if you would like to be added to our mailing list and be informed about upcoming funding opportunities. 

Sample Schedule

Day One

5:00pm - Arrival. Unpack at the cabin, meet the staff and site tour on the way to Dinner
5:30pm-8:00pm - Dinner available as families arrive.  

Day Two

8:30am - Breakfast and Staff Introductions
9:30am - Parent Respite time: Network, & coffee, optional activity with KOC staff
               ASD Children 1:1 with staff
               Sibling Program with KOC staff
12:30pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Rest Hour
1:45pm -Parent Respite time: Network, & coffee, optional activity with KOC staff
               ASD Children 1:1 with staff
               Sibling Program with KOC staff
4:00pm - Family Options.  Opportunity to do camp activities as a family.  Camp activities vary depending on the season and weather.  
5:30pm - Dinner

Day Three

8:30am - Breakfast 
9:00am - Family Options
11:00am-Parent Respite time: Network, & coffee, optional activity with KOC staff
               ASD Children 1:1 with staff
               Sibling Program with KOC staff
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Departure