North East Westchester Special Recreation



2017 Fall Program (Community)

2017 Fall Program (Groups)

We provide a variety of recreation programming for children and adults with developmental disabilities.Our programs are offered to individuals based on age and ability.

Persons interested in joining our programs for the first time, must go through our initial intake process. This includes filing a Participant Information Form, completion of our medical form by your family physician and a personal consultation with one of our full time staff to plan for the program needs of the applicant and his/her family.

Programming is available weekday afternoons, evenings and on Saturdays. We offer aquatics programming, Special Olympics training in a variety of sports, social activities, weekend away trips and daily outings. Our program selection may change from year to year and season to season. Since we are community based, we schedule our programs in the twelve communities that we serve based on the needs of a program and the availability of a particular facility. Some transportation may be provided from one program to the next, however, participants must be transported to and from program by their parents and/or guardians.

A moderate fee structure exists for most programs. These fees are a small percent of our actual program costs. All program fees must be paid in full at the time of registration unless you have been approved for a payment plan. When necessary, payment schedules may be arranged and partial scholarships are available on a limited basis to those participants in the North East district.

                                               CONVERSION TO MEDICAID

Beginning in January 2010, persons living at home with their families will be attending North East Programs under Medicaid Waiver. This means that the amount of fee revenue we receive from you has changed. We are only able to charge for transportation, food, some program supplies, lodging and admissions, entertainers and special events. Medicaid will be covering the cost of staff for those programs. (Read our Letter on this subject.)

Seven of our programs, Nite Club, Special Olympics Team, Swim and Skills, Bowling, Blue Mountain Camp Out and Special Olympics Area Competitions stand independent of Medicaid regulations. The same program fee is applicable to participants residing at home with family and participants residing in a group home or apartment.

For many of you, this change in funding will result in a tremendous reduction in program costs. This will certainly stimulate great interest in programs and they will fill quickly. We have a first come, first served policy. Register early!

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