Respite

Our Respite services give parents and care-givers a much-needed break. Whether you need to work, run errands, or just relax, we can provide safe supervision and a variety of social and recreational experiences to children and adults with disabilities.

What types of respite are available?

  • After-School Respite – Onondaga and Madison Counties
    After-School Respite is offered on weekdays between 2 and 6 PM during the school year (including summer school) for school-aged children with developmental disabilities. Services are provided in Onondaga County at area community centers and in Madison County at the ARISE respite center in Chittenango. Respite schedules are based on each participant’s individual needs.
  • In-Home Respite – Oswego County
    In-Home Respite is available in Oswego County to people with developmental disabilities. Participants need to be at least three years old and live with family. Services are offered in the participant’s home, and can include time in the evenings and on weekends so caregivers can run errands, enjoy an evening out, or relax.

What activities are offered at Respite?

We offer a variety of recreation options that encourage physical and social development. Activities include:

  • Games and toys
  • Music and movies
  • Reading
  • Arts and crafts
  • Accessible outdoor play
  • Seasonal activities like decorating gingerbread houses, halloween parties, and ice cream socials
  • Basic computer skills

Am I eligible?

Onondaga County

  • Be a resident of Onondaga County
  • Be school-aged
  • Be approved or eligible for the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver
  • Receive approval from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Oswego County

  • Be a resident of Oswego County
  • Be at least 3 years old
  • Be receiving or eligible to receive Medicaid Service Coordination
  • Receive approval from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Madison County

  • Be a resident of Madison County
  • Be school-aged
  • Be approved or eligible for the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver
  • Receive approval from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

If you are unsure you meet eligibility requirements or if you would like to learn more, please give us a call.