We can be trusted to take care of a family member with a disability when his or her caregiver must attend to necessary chores, or needs to take a break.
For families of a person with a developmental disability who lives at home, a dilemma may arise when it is time to do the simplest of tasks, such as going food shopping, visiting the doctor, or simply relaxing.
For people with developmental disabilities who reside at home with their families, AHRC New York City provides out-of-home and in-home respite opportunities, ranging from a period of a few hours to a few weeks. Additionally, we provide programs that engage people with disabilities after their day programs, on weekends, and even during vacations, making their lives more fulfilling. A list of these opportunities appears below:
School Holiday Respite
For students with developmental disabilities attending twelve-month school programs, we offer School Holiday Respite programs during the 5 weeks of the school year when school is not in session.
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Weekend Hotel Respite
We offer a unique opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities to spend fully supervised, recreation-filled weekends away from home at a hotel located in Nanuet, New York.
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For families in the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan, desiring planned out-of-home overnight respite for their family member with a developmental disability, AHRC New York City operates respite houses/apartments.
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In-Home Respite Services
Hourly Waiver In-Home Respite is available to families interested in care relief, residing in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
Overnight Emergency Respite is available to families/primary caregivers who are undergoing difficulties and emergencies such as illness, hospitalization, death, or sudden unplanned travel, who reside in Queens and Manhattan.
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Summer day camps, located in each of the five boroughs of New York City are a perfect, fun-filled respite opportunity for children and their families at the end of August – when school is not in session, and when most camp sessions have ended.
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