Category Archives: Community supports

Pandemic life

Life was far too eventful at Maddie’s house in 2020. Things were going exceptionally well between all the housemates, BUT a sewage problem meant that everyone had to leave the smelly house while repairs were made. Repairs were complicated by … Continue reading

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Continuing education

Since graduating from Heydon Park in 2008, Maddie has found lots of opportunities to continue her education. Since 2017, she has been working one-on-one with a volunteer tutor in the Toronto Public Library’s Adult Literacy Program.  Several branches across the … Continue reading

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Sex?!

Maddie has a boyfriend. He’s very handsome and very gentlemanly. They go to movies, share popcorn and have been seen holding hands. But now that she lives on her own, people ask if I’m worried about sex. Years ago, a … Continue reading

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Who’d like to have 15 First Dates?

…all on one night! It’s hard for young adults with developmental delays to find romance! So, Maddie’s roommates, the awesome Karen and Morgan, have organized two speed dating events to help young people meet others, find new friends and maybe … Continue reading

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So what happened?

As I said, way back in June, we fired the first House Mentor. Then what to do? We asked Maddie how she felt staying in the house without someone there overnight. She was fine. So were Karen and Krystal. For … Continue reading

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