Everyone Can Recharge & Have Fun With Respite Care & Family Support

Life’s WORC Respite & Family Support services are designed to provide a fun and engaging environment for children, teens, and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism. For the duration of the program (typically between 2 and 5 hours depending on the program), their family members and caregivers can enjoy a period of relaxation knowing their loved one is being cared for by well-trained and professional staff. Recreational and socially-focused programs are a great way for your loved one to enjoy fun activities and have the opportunity to make friends in a relaxed setting. Our respite programs are located in Queens, Suffolk, and Nassau counties and are funded through OPWDD with a waiver and non-waiver options available.


Making Connections Socialization Program (For Ages 5-16)

The Making Connections Socialization Program is designed to promote socialization skills for children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 16 on the autism spectrum. Lightly-structured activities provide the backdrop for the promotion of communication and social skills for everyone participating. Held on Saturday every other week in two locations, activities include arts and crafts, recreation lounge, computer & iPad games.


Creative Arts Therapy Program (For Ages 5-16)

The Creative Arts Therapy program is intended for children ages 5 through 16 to encourage self-expression through visual and musical art. One half of the program is dedicated to art therapy projects which incorporate a variety of art mediums and techniques. The other half of the program is dedicated to musical fun and exploration.


Queens & Long Island Recreation Program (For Ages 16+)

In this recreational program, people ages 16 and older who require minimal assistance and supports, have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of trips and activities that include visiting museums, zoos, amusement parks, festivals & fairs. This respite program is held monthly during the weekend with convenient hours and transportation options. 

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