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Respite Services

All families need respite care they can trust.

The Center offers skilled, professional respite services at several of our service locations and in the family home.

Our staff have the knowledge and training to manage all levels of care, so families and caregivers can feel confident and comfortable when they need a chance to relax and recharge.

Our respite services are available with flexible scheduling, including after school, after work and vacation programs.

Respite is not a luxury; it’s a critical part of caregiving.

Our respite programs

Overnight Respite
(518) 456-0559
Located in Guilderland, our Overnight Respite Program operates seven days a week for those ages 6-years and older.

Weekend Respite
(518) 631-0963
Located in Schenectady, our Weekend Respite is available for those ages six years and older.

In-Home Respite
(518) 384-3080
Hourly waiver service available to eligible individuals who live at home with family members and not in certified sites (IRAs). Offered seven days a week, services are available in times ranging from two hours to several hours, including overnight. 

Medicaid Waiver In-Home Respite
(518) 384-3081
Medicaid Waiver approved participants who live at home with other family members, are eligible for In-Home Respite services. Services include in-home recreation and in-home skill building for the participant. In-Home Respite does not offer overnight services. Flexible hours are available but may be limited based on staff availability. 

Community Skills Respite
518) 464-4085, ext. 8
This program offers community participation through a variety of supervised recreational activities to foster peer interaction and development of skills to increase independence for individuals with developmental disabilities. 

Art-Focused After School/After Work Respite
(518) 427-2249

This art-based after school/after work program is offered in conjunction with The Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy and is for individuals ages 16 and up who have an interest in visual arts. The program has an accessible room, access to studio/culinary space for classes and gallery space.

After School and Vacation
These hourly respite recreational programs are available to students or adults diagnosed with a developmental disability. All programs are held at the Center site at 314 S. Manning Blvd unless otherwise indicated and include the use of the pool, playground, gym and classrooms. For more information on these programs, call (518) 437- 5540.

CloverPatch After School Program (CAP)
Mon. – Fri. 2 to 5:30 p.m.
Pre-School-aged individuals ages 3 to 5 years.
Operates according to the CloverPatch Pre-School Calendar. 

Langan After School Program
Mon. – Fri. 2 to 5:30 p.m.
School-aged individuals ages 5 to 21 years.
Operates according to the Langan School Calendar.

Albany After School Program
Mon. – Fri.; 3 to 5:30 p.m.
School-aged individuals, ages 3-to-21 years.
Program operates according to the Children's Services School Calendar.

Albany School Vacation Program (GAP)
Mon. – Fri.; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
School-aged individuals, ages 3 to 21 years. 

Program operates according to the Children's Services School Calendar breaks.

Schenectady After School Program
Location: Paige Elementary School, 104 Elliott Ave, Schenectady
School-aged individuals.
Program operates Mon. - Fri. according to the Schenectady City School District calendar.

Charles Park After School & After Work Respite and Vacation Program
Location: 2 Charles Boulevard, Guilderland
Mon. – Fri.; 2 to 6 p.m. regular school schedule and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during holidays
Details: (518) 456-5669, ext. 404
After School Program for individuals age 12–21
After Work Program for individuals aged 21 and older.
Community-based programs provide a safe setting for recreation and socialization.
Program operates on school vacation days.