The primary focus of our Community Homes and Programs (CHAP) is to be person-centered and support each participant to achieve their own goals. Staff in our homes and day programs are trained in the principles of Gentle Teaching. It is our hope that each person we support will feel safe and loved, loving and engaged. This is accomplished by first working together to build trusting relationships. We use Positive Behavior Support and help each individual to meet their desired potential.

The Goal

To support participants in our program to have the best quality of life possible, and provide opportunities for enrichment in their homes and communities.

Community Homes

We currently serve 32 adults and 4 children with ASD.

Our Community Homes are home to people in any stage of life. We support each person to meet their personal goals and help learn and develop skills to live as independently as possible. We work to keep a home-like atmosphere in each of our 8 homes and ensure opportunities are available to be part of the community within our homes as well as the greater community of Saskatoon.

Community Day Program

The Day Program supports adults and youth with autism to reach their individual goals.  Participants are encouraged to  build new skills, and participate in work, recreational, and educational opportunities in their communities and homes.

There are currently 18 individuals supported in our Day Program.  Throughout the week, the participants enjoy a wide range of activities including:

  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Baking
  • Art
  • Office cleaning
  • Recycling
  • Volunteering with community organizations
  • Community events
  • And more!

For more information about our Community Homes and Programs please contact Glenda Kpelly, Director of Community Homes and Programs at glenda.kpelly@autismservices.ca

Note: The Community Homes and Programs (including our day program) are funded through Community Living Service Delivery.  One of the homes is funded by Child and Family Programs.  CHAP department has an admissions committee which reviews applications for service that are typically forwarded to us by Community Service Workers in the Ministry of Social Services.