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Programs Listed Below

SOAR

Seeking Opportunities Accessing Resources

PDP

Person Directed Planning

Family Supports

Planning for the whole family

Seeking Opportunities Accessing Resources (SOAR)


SOAR is a transitional day program for adults with a developmental disability/dual diagnosis who want to increase their independence and participation in their community. SOAR supports individuals as they discover their strengths and build new skills. Our program empowers individuals to explore their independence through activities like job preparation, money management, healthy cooking, fitness and various recreational therapy activities. Our transition-based service philosophy recognizes the need for community-based services and wider-community participation for the elimination of barriers to increase participation.

“Before I joined SOAR, I was just playing video games every day…but since I came to SOAR, I have made new friends and I like to go to Scarborough Town Centre with them. I take the TTC by myself too.” Jon, Participant

Person Directed Planning



Springboard provides person directed planning (PDP) which focuses on an individual’s future dreams, supports needed to be successful and action steps to move towards those dreams. The focus person directs and owns the plan. Every plan is person generated, tailored to the individual, flexible and recognizes and respects individual rights, entitlements and responsibilities to contribute to the plan.  Every plan facilitates participation in and contribution to community life.

Staff dedication and commitment to my family has been exceptional. The coordinator has showcased her competency, dependability and knowledge for the work. She was always willing to explore and research new options to meet the needs of my son” Mother of Client

Developmental Services Ontario:
DSO for PDP Services

Family Support Services



Springboard’s Family Support Coordinators work to provide assistance to individuals living with their family or those living outside of the home and unable to direct their own care.  This service is goal focused - supporting individuals working towards the goals they have to make their lives better. Everyone’s goals are different. Some examples include: learning new skills and gaining  independence and helping family to cope with new challenges and feel more supported.

The coordinator has showcased her competency, dependability and knowledge for the work. She was always willing to explore and research new options to meet the needs of my son” Mother of a client

Developmental Services Ontario:
DSO for Family Services