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Early Childhood 0-5 Years » Respite

Respite

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DDI offers a variety of respite services for families of children with developmental disabilities.  Services are available to students who meet eligibility requirements and approval through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

 

Early Childhood Services


The Skill-Building Opportunities and Recreation Project (Project SOAR) provides children with the opportunity to enhance leisure and recreational skills, maximize relationships with their peers, and achieve their highest potential at home and within their community. Services include:


Weekend Respite


Offered Saturdays at our Ronkonkoma Campus.

Camp SOAR


Provided during scheduled school closures at our Ronkonkoma Campus.

In-Home Respite


Provided by instructors coming into the home setting.

Family Reimbursement

Provides families with the flexibility to identify providers and be reimbursed for payment to them.

For more information, please contact:


Lisa Levanti, Administrative Assistant 
(631) 580-4011

lisa.levanti@ddiny.org


Children's Day Program Respite


The Children’s Day Program currently provides an OPWDD-approved respite program and is center-based at the Huntington and Smithtown Campuses.  Students participate in a variety of structured, enjoyable activities in this program, while we encourage communication and social skills generalization.   

Behavior Support Plans are applied in the respite setting to ensure there is continuity of behavioral support between school and respite programs.

For more information, please contact: 


Megan McCoy, Transition and Vocational Coordinator
(631) 366-2902

megan.mccoy@ddiny.org