We know first-hand how Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) impacts families.
Jake’s House was built to provide support and solutions for caregivers and children living with autism.
It is with a “Whole Family Approach” that we are building a community; through the belief that offering resources, programs, and events for the entire support group will greatly impact the well being of a child affected by ASD.
The house we build together is the one we share now and in the future.
With Events and Financial Programs already in place and first-of-its-kind Mentorship and Friendship Programs in development, Jake’s House is working with the community to build tailored-support and long-term structure.
The Legends Program will match a volunteer (18 years and older) with a child with autism and their family, connecting them to the large Jake’s House Community network.
The Volunteer mentors will commit 2 hours a week (or 4 hours every other week) over a one year period to spend time with their mentees - who will greatly benefit from having a friend and their family will benefit from a few hours of respite on a regular basis.
Click on the video below to see our 12th Annual Christmas Party
Canada Disability Savings Grant:
The Federal government's matching program - for every dollar that you place in your account, the government will put up to $3 in the same account to help your savings grow. Lifetime Grant available: $70,000.
Canada Disability Savings Bond:
Up to $8000 immediately, and up to $1,000/year thereafter – if you qualify to open an account.
Click here to fill out the form to see how you may qualify.
When you, as a parent and caregiver, first learn of your child’s autism, every hope and dream you had for your child’s future instantly changes.
You ask, How can we fix it? What can we do? Where can we go for treatment?
This is what David and Irene Bodanis faced when their son, Jake, was diagnosed with autism in 1995.
“We never looked at what is “normal” or “typical” in the same fashion again. We happily learned that in the absence of a true ‘cure’, the most effective ‘treatment’ for autism lies no further away than your family and friends.”
That is why Jake’s House was founded:
To support families by assisting and better equipping them for the challenges they face; and to augment that assistance through initiatives that engage extended families, supporters and the ASD community.
Jake’s House is a registered charitable organization founded in 2004 by David and Irene Bodanis.