Skill Building Opportunities and Recreation
The goal of Project S.O.A.R is to provide students with the opportunity to enhance leisure and recreational skills, maximize relationships with their peers and to provide the necessary supports for families to help our children “SOAR” to their own individual highest potential at home and within their community. Project S.O.A.R. is a multi dimensional, 52 week program that offers the following programs for eligible families:
*Center-based After School as well as weekend respite and recreation programs on Wednesdays from 230p—430p & Saturdays from 9a-12noon both located at our Airpark Drive campus in Ronkonkoma.
*School Vacation Services ~ “Camp SOAR” ~ Provided during December, July & August school breaks at our Ronkonkoma campus
*In Home Respite ~ Recreational services provided within the child’s home
*Quarterly Family Reimbursement ~ Funds provided to our families for at home respite services
All services are offered to students who meet eligibility requirements and approval through OPWDD (the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities which is the New York State office that provides funding for services for individuals with developmental disabilities.)
Our staff receive initial and ongoing training to provide the highest quality of life support for the children, adolescents and adults we serve.
Children's Day Program
Children’s Day Program currently provides After School Services. The After School Program offers opportunities for students to participate in community outings to a variety of places including fast food restaurants, convenience stores, parks and supermarkets. The goal of these trips is provide our students with opportunities to make small purchases, order a meal, engage appropriately in leisure activities with peers and locate items off of a shopping list.
Students in the After School Program also have various opportunities to participate in a variety of activities in the school setting such as small group games, arts and crafts projects, sports and exercise activities as well as providing the students with learning opportunities in the area of daily living skills.
Cristian Munoz, Unit Manager