are available to anyone who has OPWDD eligibility and
lives at home with a family member. Additionally, Community
Habilitation is available to those who live independently
in the community.
Must be Medicaid Waiver enrolled in order to participate.
This program assists people working towards increasing
their independence. Staff can provide skill training,
individually or within a group setting, in the following
A wonderful opportunity for fun and socializing with peers!
Adults enrolled in this program get together weekly for
a movie night, game night, or bowling. Minimal fees may
apply and staff supervision is provided based on the number
of people signed up to attend. Days, times and events
offered, are subject to change.
Most Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm offer a fun-filled
day of games and activities for children ages 4 to 14
years. Children are divided into age appropriate peer
groups and trained staff are available to assist each
child based on their individual needs. Occasionally a
Teen/Young Adult Respite is held as well for 15+.
Provided on a limited basis. Trained staff are available
to assist families with caring for their loved one while
they are running errands, tending to other children or
going out for a quiet night.
This program is offered to families with children under
the age of 18. Information offered may enhance the decision
making capacity of the family unit, help educate families
on services that are available, and increase their knowledge
of developmental disabilities and how it impacts their
Family Support Specialists are available to assist families
living with an OPWDD Eligible family member who may be
experiencing difficulties within the home, community,
school or work setting. Staff is available to offer support,
guidance and suggestions on ways to increase safety and
improve the overall quality of life within the family
unit. Crisis Intervention Services are available with
linkage to additional supports as needed.
This program provides guidance for parents
who have OPWDD eligibility and a child (birth - 18 years
old). Trained staff will assist parents with learning
how to use naturally occurring teachable moments to help
their child grow and reach milestones. This may include
teaching positive parenting techniques, along with ways
to actively engage the child in structured play. Staff
will assist with identifying and locating any additional
Our newly developed youth basketball league, the "Shooting
Stars", includes a skill building basketball camp
each fall with a 12 week winter session running from January
to April. Parents with children, ages 10-16 who are interested
in learning how to play basketball, are encouraged to
join. During our weekly practices parents are given the
opportunity to network and share experiences with other
parents. Information and fun activities, including guest
speakers, are provided to parents weekly during each practice
of the above programs require a strong commitment from
This service is an individualized approach at offering
needed supports. Trained staff are available to assist
families with additional supports needed. This may include
self-care, community inclusion and companionship.
This program assists families that have limited or
no means of transportation. Availability is on a first
come first serve basis and space is limited. This is primarily
utilized for our youth Saturday respite but may also be
available for our Respite/Recreation Events.
Special outings are planned monthly to provide opportunities
for community inclusion, fun and socialization! Some
of these outings include movies, concerts, nature
hikes, seasonal sporting events and other seasonal
activities such as "Lights On The Lake"
and museums. A favorite is our monthly dance which
is held at the local community center. Most events
are free but some events may require a small fee and
This program allows for eligible families to be reimbursed
for goods and services directly related to the individual
with an OPWDD Eligibility. Individuals may be eligible
to receive up to $1,500 per year. Applications with
original receipts and justification may be submitted
monthly through November and require approval of the
Family Reimbursement Committee.
Arts and Wellness Program
This program provides families of school aged children
a safe and fun alternative to afterschool care. The program
runs from 2:30-6 pm school days and follows the Newark
school calendar for holidays and vacations. The focus
in on arts and wellness and follows a curriculum based
on engaging the children in meaningful healthy activities
in order to enhance their overall health both physically
and emotionally. Limited Availability.
A monthly newsletter is sent to families to keep everyone
updated on any news and scheduled events for the month.
All respite, recreation, FET and parent support events
will be included in this newsletter along with valuable
information about our services. If you would like to be
included on this mailing list please contact us!
more information on any of the above Programs, please