Families who have a child with a disability often experience ongoing stress. Because of the additional care required, families identify respite care as a basic necessity, with the need increasing as the child gets older. Families who report less stress usually are the recipients of formal support services, such as respite care. Respite care for families who have a child with a disability helps maintain family stability and may provide opportunities for the child to participate in special activities.
Our innovative vacation respite programs are carefully designed to meet the individual needs of the participants. A participant intake and questionnaire are required prior to registering for the program. Children and teens who are in mainstream or inclusion classes may participate with their typical peers in collaboration with our Children's Services Department. Children and teens that may need more individualized attention and supervision may be placed in our self-contained classes. Programs begin at 10:00 am and run until 3:30 pm. A typical day includes arts & crafts, music, gym, swim, sensory based activities and specialty programs such as yoga, karate and more! Before and after-care may be available on an as-needed basis.
OPWDD VACATION RESPITE PROGRAMS
The Mid-Island Y JCC has been awarded a grant from the Family Support Services Department of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). The grant will enable children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders to participate in vacation respite at a subsidized rate. Certain eligiblity status and documentation is required. Please bring a change of clothes, bathing suit, towel and a kosher, peanut/tree nut free, dairy lunch. Staff to child ratio is 1:2. Intake required; limited spots available. *For children without OPWDD eligibility, please contact Joanna at x332.
MAIL IN REGISTRATION ONLY WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING DATES DURING THE WEEKS OF MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th-THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20th. A SEPARATE FORM IS NEEDED FOR EACH DAY.
A random, computerized lottery will be held to determine spots. You will be notified by email which dates your child has received.
$10 per day
Mon., March 25, 10:00 am-3:30 pm OPWDD-0325
Thurs., March 28, 10:00 am-3:30 pm OPWDD-0328
Fri., March 29, 10:00 am-3:30 pm OPWDD-0329
INCLUSION VACATION ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
For children in mainstream or inclusion classes during the schoo year. A kosher dairy, peanut/nut-free lunch will be provided for the program. Children will participate with Youth Center programs with added staff support.
Intake required; limited spots available.
Mon., March 25, 10:00 am-3:30 pm KV13-0325
Thurs., March 28, 10:00 am-3:30 pm KV13-0328
Fri., March 29, 10:00 am-3:30 pm KV13-0329
M: $65 NM: $85
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