Recreation and Respite Services

Our recreation programs give children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to learn through creativity, socialize with peers, and gain a greater sense of independence. At the same time, our programs provide temporary respite for family members and other caregivers, and include:

  • RAVE (Recreation At home residential habilitation Vacation day habilitation Enhancements)
  • Buddy Ball

The RAVE program focuses on fun events including group sports, creative arts, dance, music, and field trips. These services are available as weekend recreation and as vacation days/camps when school is not in session. In addition, we provide at home training in activities for daily living and socialization skills (habilitation services) to families during weekday afternoons and evenings. Children with developmental disabilities at RAVE receive guidance and support from a psychologist, nurses, nutritionists, speech therapists and communication specialists.

In our Buddy Ball program, fun, sportsmanship, and camaraderie take center stage for families and children with developmental disabilities as they join together for tee-ball in the spring/summer and bowling in the fall/winter seasons. Families are encouraged to include siblings, cousins or other family members as the child's buddy in these fun-filled activities.

For more information about our recreation and respite programs, contact us at 914.375.8706 or developmentaldisabilities@leakeandwatts.org.