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A wide variety of Saturday recreation activities for children and teens, ages 8-18.

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A holiday recess recreation program for school-age children during school breaks. Limited transportation is offered.

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Overnight respite is offered for up to 2 weeks at a time in a wheelchair accessible facility in LeFrak City, Queens; for Brooklyn and Queens residents, ages 12 and up. This program is located in an area with access to numerous recreational opportunities.

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Saturday morning respite program for children on the autism spectrum, ages 7-14.

Manhattan Recreation Services

This club provides ongoing support to relatively independent adults, ages 16 and up, through recreational/cultural activities and discussion groups for increased self-awareness. Activities include arts and crafts, drama groups, trips, ball games, and other community events. 

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The Kew Gardens located afterschool program provides educational and recreational activities for students, ages 6-21. Staff assist students with homework, reading, writing, and math skills. Students also enjoy various activities, including exercise, board games, music, and local community outings.

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The program Broader Horizons is a community-based recreational program for adults primarily with autism spectrum disorders. The program offers the opportunity for people to make friends and socialize through group activities. It provides a supportive and supervised environment in which participants can expand their social circles and become active members of the community. Participants will enjoy leisure and recreational activities that will focus on improving and developing self-esteem, maturity, and independence.

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A socialization/recreation program designed to assist adults in achieving greater independence. Key components for our members include engaging in recreational activities, making friends, learning and practicing practical living skills. Members can participate 1-3 times per week based on need and availability.

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In-home respite provides families with a break from their daily routine. Trained staff provides scheduled care for a family member with a disability. This service gives the person new opportunities to develop greater independence. 

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In-home respite provides families with a break from their daily routine. Trained staff provides scheduled care for a family member with a disability. This service gives the person new opportunities to develop greater independence. 

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Overnight respite provides 24-hour supervision from Friday afternoon until Monday morning for people, ages 4 and up. Services are also available for certain week long stays and school vacations. Nutritious meals and recreational activities are provided on site and in the community.

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Weekend Overnight Respite offers the opportunity for the caregiver to receive a break from their daily care-taking responsibilities, while offering the participant an opportunity to be more independent from their family.

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Weekend Overnight Respite offers the opportunity for the caregiver to receive a break from their daily care-taking responsibilities, while offering the participant an opportunity to be more independent from their family.

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At-Home Respite provides families with a break from their daily routine. Trained staff provide scheduled care for a child or adult family member with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability. This services give the person new opportunities to develop greater independence while providing a much needed break for the family.

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Funding for eligible families to help pay for respite services in an emergency situation. 

Covered emergencies can include:

  • Medical hospitalization
  • Attending a funeral
  • Family member sickness 
  • Assistance with challenging behaviors
  • Other emergencies (please call)

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Extend-A-Family offers overnight respite. This service is available for week-long stays, school vacations, and in emergency situations. Room, board, and 24-hour supervision for the family member are provided by trained respite hosts in their homes. Nutritious meals and recreational activities are provided at the respite location, as well as, in the community.

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This service provides families with a break from their daily responsibilities. Trained staff provide scheduled care for family members. This service gives someone new opportunities to develop greater independence.

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In-home respite provides families with a break from their daily routine. Trained staff provides scheduled care for a family member with a disability. This service gives the person new opportunities to develop greater independence. 

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