This is a day-long respite held on Saturdays for children who present with significant behaviour challenges.
It will be mandatory that all clients aged 5-11 have their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to attending starting in January. Anyone aged 12+ has to be fully vaccinated.
Age: 6 to 18 years of age
Open to: clients living in Peel or Halton region with challenging behaviour needs, autism, and other developmental disabilities that make it difficult to access community based programs.
Ratio: Generally 1:1
Availability: There is a wait list of approximately 12 months.
Location: The WB Family Foundation Clinical Site (Mississauga) or The Giampaolo Foundation Clinical Site (Brampton) that comprises a 26-bed regional respite centre, including The Brannon Family Aspen Lodge and The Birch Lodge
Referral: This program is by referral only. Clients must be referred by either an ErinoakKids clinician or one of our Community program partners.
Contact: Lynda Kronen, 905-855-2690 ext. 2907
Wondering what to expect at Saturday Day Respite? Download the Respite Day Services booklet