Respite Care is designed to provide brief, temporary care and supervision to children so that parents or caregivers can take a much needed break with the confidence that their children are safe and receiving the best care by trained professionals. Services are provided in the family's homes and/or at our main campus in Sunrise on designated out of school and weekend days. Children are engaged in a variety of wonderful social, recreational, and fitness activities. Staff-to-child ratios are one staff to one child in-home and one staff to one or two children while at our campus. Respite care staff implement behavior programs and activities, as available.
Funding is provided by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) or the Broward County Human Services Division. Eligibility requirements vary for both funding sources.
In-Home Behavior Analysis services include a comprehensive functional assessment and the development of a state-of-the-art treatment plan based upon the science of applied behavior analysis to reduce or eliminate the target behaviors and increase adaptive/functional responses. Nationally board-certified behavior analysts and highly trained behavior specialists provide consultative services to caregivers on the implementation of the behavior plan and then evaluate ongoing progress, adjusting plans, as necessary, to meet targeted outcomes.
Services are provided in the family’s home and in natural community settings. The program is funded by the Broward County Human Services Division. Eligible families may receive a maximum of 25 hours of service per year.
Our dynamic team is dedicated to providing quality physical, occupational, and speech/language therapy services to children with developmental and other disabilities in a warm and stimulating environment. Occupational therapy is available to improve fine motor skills, sensory processing, and independence in activities of daily living. Physical therapy is available to improve functional mobility, increase range of motion and strength, and develop specialized seating, positioning, and ambulation programs. Speech/language therapy is available to increase language and articulation skills, improve oral motor and swallowing skills, and provide augmentative and alternative communication systems. We accept Medicaid, Medicaid PSNs and HMOs, Children’s Medical Services (CMS), and private pay arrangements.
For more information about these services, call (954) 746-9400 or complete the Contact Us Form.