RESPITE CARE CONNECTION
A community-based program that specializes in strengthening children’s self-esteem, skill development, and socialization skills. Respite Care Connection offers fee-for-service respite and summer camps for families caring for 6- to 17-year-old children and youth with behavior and social challenges such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), autism, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), etc.
Respite Care Connection (RCC) provides families a break from parenting and at the same time allows the children to participate in positive community-based activities. The program has been successful for many children and youth who have struggled in community settings. Year-round weekend programs and summer camps specialize in strengthening children’s self-esteem, skill development and socialization skills through a fun and safe environment.
The community-based direction of the Respite Care Connection program:
- Focuses on small group outings for children and youth who often have difficulty in community settings.
- Offers a variety of activities that align with a child’s interests and abilities.
- Recognizes the developmental needs of individuals within various age groups and develops age specific programming.
RCC is based on the following five elements:
- Social connection
- New experiences
- Personal challenges
- Learning opportunities
For more information or to register for one of the weekend programs or summer camps, please email: RespiteCare@enviros.org or call 403. 295.2943 ex.234.