About Share community program

         Share Community Program was started in September 2015 for individuals looking to reach a higher level of success in the Ottawa area. The purpose of our Skill Development Program is to enhance our student’s communication, social, adaptive, and pre-vocational skills. We will do our best to determine individualized goals and settings (either one-one-one or small group) that best suits the needs of the student. We strive to do our best to teach skills that are transferrable across numerous and various environments (i.e., different work environments). 

            The Skill Development Program is designed for individuals 18+ diagnosed with a developmental disability (e.g., Autism, Down Syndrome, intellectual disability, etc.) who will benefit from learning and/or improving new skills. Our program is staffed by individuals who strongly impact the vision of our program. Coming from different professional and educational backgrounds, our staff work together to foster a sense of positivity and growth within our students. 

            To apply for this program, please complete an intake form that’s available on our website under our “SDP Application” tab.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and accepted applicants will be contacted for an interview (either over the phone or in person). 

*Disclaimer: this program is not intended to replace an in home or clinic-based program but instead supplement such programs and other therapy programs that the student may be receiving.*

We are open 5 days a week from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. For more information please send us a message or send us an email.

Our Vision

We are committed to developing and celebrating the strengths and respect the uniqueness that each individual brings with them. We are committed to providing staff, individuals, and the community an opportunity to learn, grow, and participate in all we have to offer.

Service Principles 

We help to develop and celebrate the strength of an individual by promoting a simple plan of options. Each individual is encouraged to chose between two options, whenever possible, whether it be outings, food, friends, conflict resolutions, etc. We encourage the feeling of control and an ability to grow. We respect their uniqueness through understanding of their exceptionalities in working within their limitations, as part of a team with both family and professionals, while encouraging their growth. The variety of programming we offer is geared to the program fitting the individual not the individual fitting the program. An initial interview/in take process ensures we are meeting their needs to the best of our ability.

Value Statement 

We help to support families and individuals who require programs and services for individuals with intellectual exceptionalities. Unlike institutional care, we believe community-based programs are the answer to giving individual a chance to become a respected and valued community participant and have an improved quality of life where they can reach and excel beyond their goals.

Our Mission 

To create a positive and judgement free environment for those with intellectual disabilities. To provide support and help develop new and existing skills so individuals can reach their maximum potential. We aspire to create a positive change in the lives of individuals with intellectual exceptionalities and to promote social inclusion in the community.