Weekend Respite Program


REACH

Weekend Respite Program

Our Mission

REACH meets the needs of children with intellectual disabilities between the ages of 5-21, and their families to enjoy an enriching life by providing respite support by helping to create stability for families. There is a strong emphasis to help the children build their individual character and thinking abilities.  Their participation in enriching experiences will help them develop self-skills and independence skills that can be utilized in their present and future lives.

Curriculum Goals

  • To build social, communication, and daily living skills.
  • Follow a dynamic, routine programming to integrate academic and everyday life activities in order to help the individuals grow.
  • Provide alternative leisure and recreational activities.
  • To develop an understanding of the application of technology   towards academic and employment skills.
  • Guide individuals in making appropriate informed life choices.
  • Develop self-awareness.
  • Improve self-help, self-determination, and safety skills.
  • Address the individual’s short and long term life goals.

Transportation

All individuals are provided transportation to and from program.  Individuals are picked up between 8 am & 10 am in the morning and are dropped off between 3 & 5 pm

Program Schedule

10:00 am-Arrival Time

10:00 am- 10:30 am-Snack

10:30 am-12:00 pm-Morning Activities

  •                 Academics
  •                 Cinema
  •                 Culinary
  •                 Literature
  •                 Community Inclusion

12:00 pm- 1:00 pm-Lunch

1:00 pm-3:00 pm- Afternoon Activities

  •                Art
  •                Drama
  •                Music/Dance
  •                Table Tops
  •                Community Inclusion

Contact

Program Director:

Gloria Taveras

gtaveras@sdcnyc.org

Assistant Program Director:

Cruzileisy Velasquez

cvelasquez@sdcnyc.org