Moving Forward Day Program
The Moving Forward Day program is a companion program to Oakville Children's Homes. Moving Forward was created to fill the need for day time care for individuals with special needs who are over twenty-one years of age and no longer eligible for public education. One of the most critical turning points in the lives of all young people is the transition from high school to post secondary education, employment and life as an adult.
For young adults with disabilities and special needs, often there are many additional questions and challenges. The transition is more complex and requires careful planning and coordination. When young people with disabilities and special needs leave high school, their entitlement to special education and related services usually comes to an end. They and their families leave behind an organized service provider system and the family now assumes the sole responsibility for arranging and coordinating educational training and special services in preparation for possible employment and independent living.
How can the Moving Forward Day Program help?
By providing parents the opportunity to enroll their child in a structured day program, Moving Forward eases the transition challenges each child faces after high school. The program emphasis is on community integration, maintaining physical fitness, and enhancing life skills. Moving Forward offers parents the additional support needed as the young person makes the transition to adult life.
The program provides special needs services and programming from Monday to Friday between 9 am to 4 pm.
There are three programs: (a) Academic year program (September to June); (b) Summer program (July and August); and (c) March Break Camp.
To promote and support an environment that allows the integration and participation of individuals with developmental disabilities within their community.
Drawing on the community at large, we strive to provide individualized services to our clients based on their individual needs and interests.
The goal of this program is for each individual to become as independent as possible by developing and expanding his or her potential to the fullest extent possible.
The program emphasis is on the following:
The program emphasis is on the following:
- Life Skills
- Safety and community awareness
- Socialization and integration in the community: volunteering, shopping outings and field trips
- Participation in recreational activities, such as, swimming, bowling, dance, cardio, basketball and exploring local parks
- Interest based participation in activities such as computer time, music class, and personal activity time
Location, Days and Hours of Operation
Location: 2065 Leanne Boulevard, Mississauga (look for the Wenleigh Long Term Care Residence and enter the parking lot and proceed towards the back). The Moving Forward Day Program area is downstairs.
On-site Phone: 905-822-5083
Days: Monday to Friday
Hours: 9 am – 4 pm
The Moving Forward Day Program offers three programs:
1. Academic Year – September 1st to June 30th
The rates below are per month and include $16.50 to access YMCA facilities.
Two days/week (up to 10 days per month): $950
Three days/week (up to 14 days per month): $1330
Four days/week (up to 18 days per month): 1710
Five days/week (up to 22 days per month): $2000
2. Summer Program – July and August
Registration for the summer program is for full weeks only. However, if your child is enrolled in the academic year program for less than five days, he or she may continue this schedule for the summer program.
Weekly rate of $475.00, excludes YMCA pass.
3. March Break Camp
To register for the above programs please click on the appropriate link below and complete the online form in full. Remember to press the "Submit" button at the end so that the information is transmitted to us for review.
Academic Year Program - Long Form
Please use the long form if you are registering for the first time or if your child was not enrolled last academic year
Academic Year Program - Short Form
You may use the short form if your child was registered in the last academic year.
Please complete this form.
Please review the Parent Handbook for more details:
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