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Family Support Services - School Holidays Respite Program

Adult Day Programs

Family Support Services - School Holidays Respite Program

School vacations present special challenges to students with special needs - and to their families. Busy parents balancing jobs, their own lives, the demands of all their children and, often, those of senior family members as well, are most in need of time and time to take care of errands as well as themselves. They need respite from the countless extra demands of caring for a child with special needs!

At the CGS School Holidays Respite Program, Brooklyn and Manhattan students with developmental disabilities enjoy safe and structured social and recreational activities during twenty (20) holidays when the public schools are closed. We also provide door-to-door transportation.

The recreational activities include day trips to some of the following places: ice skating, picnics, museums, the circus, sports events, apple and pumpkin picking, craft classes, live theater productions, boat rides, mini-golfing, bowling, cooking lessons, ceramic painting, and other activities suggested by the participants themselves.

Program participants must meet the following ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Live in Brooklyn or Manhattan;
  • Attend public or private school in Brooklyn or Manhattan;
  • Present challenging behaviors and some physical limitations;
  • Live in a household in which the head of the family has multiple family obligations; and
  • Meet the requirements for OPWDD eligibility and for Waiver Services

For more information, please contact:

Senior Director of MSC & Community Services Anice Cox at 646-214-1273; EMAIL acox@cgsnyc.org or Esther Piersaint, Outreach & SHRP Coordinator, 646-214-1315; EMAIL:mpiersaint@cgsnyc.org.

Contemporary Guidance Services, Inc.
52 Broadway 4th Floor, New York, NY 10004
t / 212.577.5512  f / 212.577.5517

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