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FOOTPRINTS provides respite services for families with children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum in Durham Region.  With programs located in Pickering and Whitby, FOOTPRINTS strives to provide respite care to as many as possible.


2017 Camp Great Strides Click to Read More 


Get Ready to Go to Camp!
FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism is pleased to offer Camp Great Strides for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) once again during July and August.

Camp Great Strides incorporates many of the familiar routines, games, songs and activities you may remember from camp. Each session has a theme with appropriate games, craft activities and adventures to complement the theme.

The camp is run by the Camp Program Coordinator, a Camp Counselor and staffed by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism volunteers, all of whom have completed their required training programs and who are dedicated to providing a safe and happy environment for the children.

Open to children ages 4-13 who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Camp Great Strides is part of FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism. For more information click in the above link – or call 905-420-0388 ext. 1 Pickering, ext. 4 Whitby.


Together We ‘Hang’
Social Program for Youth (14-21yrs) on the
Autism Spectrum and Their Peers

Youth on the Autism Spectrum are paired with a volunteer – their peer, for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance and friendship.

Pickering Library: March Wednesdays 4-6 pm for 24 weeks- for start date and registration contact julie@footprints4autism.org

Whitby Library: Starting March 6 running Mondays 4-6pm for 20 weeks

For more information/registration or to volunteer call 905-420-0388 ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

logo3-300x205FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism gratefully acknowledges the financial support of “George and Jean Lofthouse PickeringPublicLIBFund at Durham Community Foundation” allowing us to run Together We ‘Hang’ again at the Pickering Library. Thank you to the Pickering Library for their continued partnership.

WPL_logo75Together We ‘Hang’ will also run again at the Whitby Library. town of whitby 001Thank you to the Whitby Library for their continued partnership. We would also thank the Town of Whitby’s Mayor’s Community Development Fund for supporting the expansion of our popular program to Whitby in 2016.


FOOTPRINTS Pickering Currently has Respite Spots Available

If you are interested in a spot for your child please contact:

Nicole 905-420-0388 ext. 1 – Pickering Saturdays
Michele 905-420-0388 ext. 2 – Pickering Friday Evenings

FOOTPRINTS gives parents and caregivers the precious gift of time.