Recreational Respite - just for kids

By: Recreational Respite  09-12-2011
Keywords: social services, Social Skills, care giver

Just for Kids!

Play is one of a young child’s most powerful cognitive and social learning tools. Building these skills in young children with a disability will maximize their capacity for positive interactions and overall recreational and social engagement.

Our Just for Kids program involves the design and implementation of therapeutic recreation programs that can contribute greatly to a child’s growth and help with a variety of social, motor, physical and cognitive skills. Therapeutic recreation can offer a beneficial extension of traditional therapy services involving the child, their parents or care givers (creating a family centered approach). Our team will identify the specific goals and objectives specifically beneficial to the child’s needs and create a program that will encourage positive participation at home, school and in the community.

Our program supports children who are 5-18 years of age and are living with:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down syndrome
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Learning disabilities
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Mitochondrial disease, Cerebral Palsy

What are the benefits of therapeutic recreation for children (and their families) with special needs?

  • Stronger social skills
  • Enhanced physical abilities
  • Life-long leisure skills
  • Healthy active lifestyles
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Increased independence
  • Improved quality of life
  • Self control

If families are awaiting long term options or wait lists, our program and services are a great fit to ensure either short or long term solutions.

Price and Fee Schedule (and funding partners)

There are multiple ways in which you can pay for our services. Besides the funding partners listed below, we are also happy to work closely with the care team involved with you or your loved one. We offer the opportunity to design a therapeutic program to share and educate those involved in the care, to continue to cultivate their relationship. Optimizing and empowering you, the care giver to have other tools and techniques to successfully support, care and engage your loved one.

Passport Ministry of Community and Social Services
SSAH (Special Services at Home)

Keywords: care giver, Community And Social Services, Recreation Programs, social services, Social Skills, Therapeutic Program, Therapeutic Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation Programs

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