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

FOOTPRINTS has 2 new faces in Pickering

Please welcome Nicole our new Program Supervisor for alternating Saturdays - 9am-1pm & 1pm-5pm sessions and Savannah Program Supervisor for alternating Saturdays - 9am-1pm session.

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 below or by contacting Julie at 905-420-0388 ext 3 or

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FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism Needs Your Help

Future Opportunities in Durham Region for Individuals Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder - Parent/Caregiver Survey

Volunteer Recruitment Survey FOOTPRINTS' Expansion

Get a Head Start on the 2015 School Year!

Thank you to the Pickering Library for their support with this initiative. It was a HUGE SUCCESS! Fall planning is underway for more sessions.

Stay tuned!

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FOOTPRINTS Pickering location has Respite spots available!

For more information and/or to register email

Thank you to

Friends Indeed Canada

for hosting

Step Up for Autism

a community fundraising event for FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism

"Many people do not understand the extreme behaviours that come with autism...this is why we were so happy to be able to receive affordable and high quality respite help from FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism. This gives us a feeling of a 'normal life' and my daughter love going to FOOTPRINTS and is able to participate in activities that she enjoys." - Rankin family

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