Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities
Empower U. offers respite care services to children with developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the State of New Jersey. These services are designed to provide supervision so families raising children with autism can rest and recharge while the needs of the youth are met by our supports.
We offer 3 distinct respite care types that can be flexibly applied to meet the needs of each child and family we serve.
Agency Hired Respite – Agency hired respite is more of a personal one to one service for children whose needs may range from mentoring through assistance with activities of daily living.
Agency Weekend Recreation – Agency weekend recreation is designed get children out into the community to engage others and participate in physical or recreational activities in a group setting. Transportation and activity costs included.
Agency After School – Agency after school is currently hosted at our Youth Empowerment Suite at the eco- and social service friendly Kearny Point development in Kearny, NJ. After school offers a variety of learning opportunities to assist children with gross and fine motor skill development, socialization and social decision making skills, and coping skills. Older participants (16 and older) may be eligible for supported employment internships in preparation for the mainstream workforce. Lunch/Snack/or Dinner, activity/trip cost, and transportation included.