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A message from Aspire President Thomas Sy

Phone: (716) 324-2744

Respite & Recreation

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After-School Respite

Focusing on leisure and recreational activities, the program is available for children and young adults with disabilities, three to 18 years of age at Aspire’s Center for Learning.  Activities include arts and crafts, baking, outdoor/indoor gross motor games, and free play. There are regular opportunities for younger children, under the age of 12, to be integrated into Aspire’s Children’s Discovery Corner day care.  Program Hours: 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM.


Hourly Respite

Provides a family a break by having Aspire staff come to the family’s home and give the person supervision and oversight allowing the family time to run errands or whatever else they may need to do.

Free Standing Respite

Free Standing Respite offers a place for people with developmental disabilities to spend time away from home including overnight accommodations and staff supports, thereby freeing their family members to run errands, attend social events, etc.

Saturday Recreational Respite:

This component is offered two times monthly in both Cheektowaga and Fredonia. It is funded by a Family Support Grant from the Western New York Developmental Disabilities Service Office. Eligible individuals include those 15 to 60 years old with developmental disabilities and still living with their families. Respite is offered two Saturdays per month for seven hours. Activities include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Holiday projects
  • Community trips


For more information on any of these Respite Programs, please call 716.838.0047.

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