Canopy is a day program for adult individuals on the autism spectrum. The program began in May 2012 as a response to the growing needs of the adult autism population in the surrounding communities. The goals of the program include providing individualized programming that recognizes the strengths and interests of each participant, providing meaningful opportunities to interact with the broader community and to support participants in lifelong learning and engagement.
Canopy works to incorporate a combination of activities, opportunities, and supports throughout each participant’s programming. This may include participation in community outings, life skills opportunities, vocational readiness activities, and leisure or recreational skill development. A participant's weekly schedule may include a music class, social skills group, sports and games, and integration of communication skill practice. The staff is well trained to incorporate sensory tools and strategies within each individual’s day to better support their diverse needs.