Respite in a safe and happy environment for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Charitable Number 85600 1201 RR0001

FOOTPRINTS provides respite services for families with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Durham Region.  Established in 2004, this volunteer-driven, not-for-profit program is dedicated to providing respite care for children 13 years of age and under on a weekly basis in Durham Region.  An outreach program of Dunbarton-Fairport United Church, the program is designed solely for benefit of the afflicted children and for the relief of their families.  FOOTPRINTS relies on trained volunteers to care for the children under the guidance of a trained and qualified Program Supervisor.

Respite locations in Pickering and Whitby


For your Community Support!

Welcome to the community! Thank you to CTS - Corner Store for their generousity to FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism. Their support will assist with our Camps, Together We 'Hang', teen social program and replenish toys and equipment. Visit them at 150 Garden Street in Whitby.

Give the gift that gives twice - make a gift donation to FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism

You will truly make a difference. Your gift will be giving parents and caregivers the precious gift of time. Time they can use to tend to other needs without the additional demands of caring for their child with Autism.

The recipient of your gift will receive a very special card acknowledging your donation to FOOTPRINTS gifted in their name.

Donate online by clicking on the Donate Now button or contact Julie at 905-420-0388 ext 3 or

Donate Now Through!

Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism. We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you Donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to FOOTPTINTS 4 Autism through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your Charity to benefit. After your Vehicle Donation is complete, FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!

FOOTPRINTS Pickering location has Respite spots available!

"T loves it (going to FOOPTRINTS) :) Always wants to go back and always talks about it! Job well done!"

- Parent 2014 Survey

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