Les and Kae Martin Adult Respite Bursary Program - Geneva Centre for Autism

Les and Kae Martin Adult Respite Bursary Program

Jul 10th - Nov 19th
Ages:18+ yrs
Ratio:1 to 1 (one staff to one participant)
Notes:Please note: Priority will be given to unique applicants.  Eligibility does not guarantee that you will receive a bursary. Eligible applications will be entered into a lottery and drawn at random until all spots have been filled. 

Thanks to the Les & Kae Martin Charitable Foundation, Geneva Centre for Autism has created a new bursary program, named and in honour of the Foundation, to provide financial assistance for adults to access our services. GCA will be offering funded day, evening, and weekend respite for high-needs adults demonstrating financial need. Please note that we are no longer accepting application.  Should you have any questions, feel free to reach us at bursary@autism.net. 

About GCA Respite

GCA’s Adult Respite programs support adults on the autism spectrum to engage in recreational activities while providing caregivers with a planned break. Participants will have exposure to social, recreational and leisure opportunities in a group environment. Respite staff use the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to support clients in working towards individualized goals and engage in individual and group activities. This program is for individuals aged 18+ and offers a 1 to 1 staff to client ratio.

Respite Bursary Programs:  On the application form, you will choose one of the following programs or rank you prederence if there are multiple programs you wish to apply for. 

  • Summer Weekend Respite provides 6 days of weekend respite Saturday July 10 - August 21 (no program July 31st) from 9:30am - 2:30pm OR Sunday July 11 - August 22 (no program August 1st) from 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • Fall Weekend Respite provides 10 days of weekend respite September 25/26 - December 4/5 from 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • Fall Evening Respite provides 10 days of evening respite September 29/30 - December 1/2 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Fall Day respite provides 24 days of day respite October 12 - November 19 from 9:30am - 2:30pm

Respite Eligibility 

Please note: Eligibility does not guarantee that you will receive a bursary. Eligible applications will be entered into a lottery and drawn at random until all spots have been filled. 

Income Eligibility: 
$25,000.00 – $60,000.00 before tax

To apply for a Les & Kae Martin Adult Respite Bursary Program, please submit your completed application form and appropriate supporting documents to bursary@autism.net.

Download Application Form