Respite

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If you have any questions about our respite programs, please call us!

716.629.3400
75 Pineview Dr., Suite 200
Amherst, NY 14228

Respite

Whether it’s dinner and a movie or an opportunity to catch up on their laundry, The Summit Center’s respite care services are designed to give families a break from caring for their children with special needs.

The Summit Center provides an array of after school, Saturday, and in-home respite care services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

What makes all of Summit’s respite programs unique is our rigorous staff training and highly individualized understanding of the individuals we serve. In addition, staff ratios ensure that your child receives high quality care and attention. Our programs offer structured leisure activities and provide social opportunities to make new friends.

On Site Respite

Summit’s after school program operates year-round, Monday – Friday, from 3 – 5:30 p.m. when Summit Academy is in session. Transportation to the program is limited based on school district regulations. Parents are responsible for pick up at 5:30 p.m.

Location:  55 Pineview Dr., Amherst, NY

Eligibility:

  • Individuals must be between ages of 5 – 21
  • Must be eligible under the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
  • Additional behavioral or medical eligibility restrictions apply

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Summit’s Saturday respite program operates on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the program.

Location: 55 Pineview Dr., Amherst, NY

Eligibility:

  • Individuals must be between ages of 5 – 21
  • Must be eligible under the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
  • Additional behavioral or medical eligibility restrictions apply

In-Home Respite

Summit’s In-Home Respite program offers parents and caregivers a break from the daily care needs of an individual with developmental disabilities. We place an experienced caregiver in your home to ensure safe supervision and short-term relief so that families can spend time together attending a sibling’s sporting event, having a date night, or whatever helps you regroup and re-energize.

Eligibility:

  • Must be eligible under the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
  • No age limits
  • Additional behavioral or medical eligibility restrictions apply