Respite

Lifestyles for the Disabled is dedicated to improving opportunities for developmentally disabled adults in Staten Island, New York. Our respite program offers them the opportunity to relax, pursue their interests, tend to other responsibilities, and much more. Meanwhile, participants are cared for by qualified, well-trained staff while they enjoy a range of unique experiences at our location and in the broader community.

On The Go

On the Go forms the core of our respite programming. Every Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., participants in our Day Habilitation program have the opportunity to participate in a range of fun activities. They can choose between fitness and health initiatives, cooking, ceramics, basketball, woodshop, crafting, and so much more.

Saturday Respite

Respite is also available on Saturdays from October through June, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., at the 884 Targee St location. On these days, participants are able to enjoy the same activities they’d enjoy with us on the weekdays, as well as occasional field trip opportunities to go to the movies, bowling, or the Staten Island Zoo.

Day Trips

Day trips are activities where small to larger groups can enjoy all their community has to offer. They go on small trips to the movies or larger outings to sporting events.

Overnight Respite

Participants 21 years of age and older can attend these overnight experiences while under the supervision of qualified staff. The group stays in a hotel or resort and enjoy all the local area has to offer. Past trips have included a Dude Ranch, Villa Roma and Hershey. The overnight trips are in state and at times out of state.

Summer Overnight Camp

Lifestyles reserves two weeks at the end of August at Kamp Kiwanis in upstate New York. Kamp Kiwanis staff facilitates all activities while the Lifestyles staff and participants move from event to event. Transportation is provided to and from the Camp. During their time there participants can enjoy a variety of offerings from fishing, swimming, dancing, basketball, volleyball, kickball, arts and crafts and movie events just to name a few. Every day has a themed event at night while they celebrate at the bonfire.

Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp is a unique opportunity for High School students to explore their local community during their summer break for two weeks in August, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm, with transportation provided to and from. Such activities have included bowling, local zoos, Medieval Times, Liberty Science museums just to name a few.

SITech "Lifestyles Club"

We’ve forged partnerships with local high schools to provide even more respite care options. After school hours, kids can enjoy cooking, bowling, movies, dinners, and supplemental education. Contact your high school to find out whether it participates in our respite programming.

For more information and a campus visit and tour, please contact the Intake Department at 718-983-5351 ext. 258.

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