Respite TheGuru February 1, 2023
Respite Services

Teach and Ball has partnered with ABEL U to provide RESPITE services to the communities we serve. ABEL U will provide planned or emergency respite care to our families who are parents of a youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing relief caregiving to alleviate the additional work and stress off of our families.

If you need relief caregiving, please contact us at 647-209-0232 or [email protected].

Abel U is an Youthย Day Program Service designed to provide structured leisureย  and community participation activities for cognitively impaired youths or for those with a dual-diagnosis of a developmental disability. Our services are person-centered and unique. Community engagement and daily outings are part of our regular service. Our services are unique and designed to enhance the social, physical, and emotional well-being of each clientย in a fun and safe manner.ย  Traditional day programs that are facility based are essentially designed to contain behaviors rather than developing the necessary social and life skills to minimize them or eliminate them altogether. In addition, our services are mobile and our hours are flexible.

The youths we support are diagnosed with one or more disabilities that include:

  • i. Autism
  • ii. Intellectual Disabilities
  • iii. Developmental Disabilities
  • iv. Mental Health

Daytime Service

Daytime service can include various activities such as grocery shopping, going to a park or museum, going out for lunch, or just having a coffee and a chat, the options are endless.

Respite Services

Our respite program offers relief for caregivers. After-hour respite is also available on Saturdays and Holidays.


The flexibility you need! Transportation is provided for all services as needed. If you cannot make it to us, we will come to you.

Modified Physical Activity

Members will engage in different activities based on interest, or just for fun. Activities include but is not limited to golf, swimming, dance, bowling, leisurely walks, etc.

Life Skills

Our members can participate in various Workshops promoting health and safety awareness, self-determination, and personal advocacy.

Social Skills

We will also focus on peer relationships, socialization, and social communication. We will support our members by focusing on timing and attention, as well as support for enhancing communication and sensory integration.

Summer Camp of Fun!
Exclusive for Disabled Youth ages 18-29!
6 hours of Support

Each camp day consists of 6 hours of support per day starting at 9am to 3pm.ย 

Affordable Rates

Our rate is $16.70 per hour and the total for one day of camp (6 hours) is $100.00.ย 

*Additional fee’s may be required for some activities.ย Click here for details

Pick up and Drop off
Jane and Sheppard Mall Parking Lot:
2699 Jane St, North York, ON M3L 1S3
JULY 12 - Bowling
JULY 14 - High Park Zoo & Picnicย 
JULY 17 - Swimming
JULY 19 - ROM Museum
JULY 21 - Nathan Philips Square & Restaurant Dining at Salad Kingย 
JULY 24 - Swimming
JULY 26 - Centre Island
JULY 28 - Summer Slam Basketball Event @ York University
Summer Camp Check-list
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit/Swim Shorts
  • Towel
  • Goggles
  • Water Bottole
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Running Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera or Phone
  • Lunch/Snack
  • Water Bottle
  • Running Shoes
  • $6 dollars Ferry Ticket Fee
  • Pizza Lunch will be provided
  • Snack
  • Running Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • $10 bowling fee (first outing free)
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Running Shoes
Nathan Philips Square & Salad King Restaurant Dining

On The Menu

  • Mango Chicken $15
    Breaded chicken breast slices, fresh mango, carrot, onion, & bell pepper in a mango sauce

  • Basil Chicken or Beef $14.75
    Chicken breast or beef slices, sweet asian basil, carrot, onion, & bell pepper in a Mild Sauce

  • Orange Chicken or Beef $15
    Breaded crispy chicken or beef slices, carrot, onion, & bell pepper in a sweet & sour sauce

  • Pineapple Chicken or Beef $15.50
    Breaded chicken breast or beef slices, fresh pineapple, tomato, & bell pepper in a sweet & sour sauce
  • Picnic Lunch will include: Hot Dogs, hamburgers, salad, fruits, chips, cookies & more.
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Running shoes
Please send payment via e-transfer to: [email protected]
If you have any questions please feel free to send an email or give us a call 647-995-8782

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