SERVICES - FAMILIES
AHRC New York City, a family founded and family governed organization, provides valuable information and opportunities to families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. AHRC aims to assist families in obtaining the services that will assist their family member with a disability and help families cope with challenges that may arise as a result of having a member with a developmental disability.
AHRC provides out-of-home and in-homerespite opportunities, ranging from a period of a few hours to a few weeks to individuals with developmental disabilities who reside at home with their families.
School Holiday Respite is offered during the weeks that twelve month school programs are closed, for a total of 5 weeks (2 weeks in August, 1 in December, 1 in February and 1 in April). The respite is for children with special needs, between the ages of 5 and 21 years of age. Children are picked up at their homes in the morning and brought back in the afternoon.
Weekend Hotel Respite offers recreational weekends at hotels, staffed by AHRC personnel.
Free Standing Respite is available at AHRC staffed houses and apartments, for up to 14 consecutive days.
For more information on respite opportunities, please see the attached AHRC Respite Brochure. Download Respite Brochure
AHRC provides twice a month family education sessions on a variety of topics of great interest to families of individuals with developmental disabilities. Topics range from information on how to obtain Waiver services to stress management for caretakers. See the Events page of this website for a listing of upcoming sessions.
Referral And Information
For families of individuals with developmental disabilities, individuals and professionals referring individuals -- individuals with developmental disabilities who have not been involved inAHRC services before or those currently receiving AHRC services who are interested in additional services -- AHRC’s Referral and Information Center will make referrals to AHRC programs, services, and supports. If needed services are not available at AHRC, the unit will refer individuals to services provided outside the organization.