To put it simply, we connect families with inclusive programs that are safe, personalized and fun!
We facilitate inclusive recreational opportunities for children and youth with physical and developmental disabilities aged 2 to 24, which also allows for essential respite for families and caregivers.
We act as a navigation support system for participants, families, partners and social service agencies throughout Ontario. This includes providing:
- Comprehensive intake assessments for participants
- Specialized training of 1:1 support counsellors
– both in a recreation program setting and a camp program setting
– personalized to meet the special unique needs of each participant
- Accessible transportation and the loan of special adaptive equipment
– this might include items like terra treks, harnesses, joggers and lifts
Our REACH Team also develops and provides customized training in the area of inclusive program development and delivery to our program partners.
“REACH has a big purpose and void to fill – we need this navigation piece. Providing accessible transportation, adaptive equipment, training, resource support, camp visits, strategizing with staff – so much behind the scenes that we don’t often see as parents.”– Oksana, REACH Parent
WE ARE PIONEERS
We’ve pioneered the integration of children and youth with disabilities into the mainstream of society through overnight, day and community recreation programs throughout Ontario…since 1983!
WE ARE ADVOCATES
We’ve been advocating for inclusion and accommodation of children and youth with physical and developmental disabilities, since well before the introduction of the Ontario Human Rights Code in 1990, emphasizing the need for respect and dignity when including participants in programs with their peers.
WE ARE EXPERTS
We began and remain today an umbrella for all disabilities – both developmental and physical. Along with promoting public awareness regarding inclusivity and integration, we have developed a tangible model for inclusion and family respite that has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives.
563 Dundas St. East, Suite 201
Toronto, Ontario M5A 2B7
REACH is a registered non-profit organization
(#11911 1748 RR0001).
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