Our Respite Services provide year round programming after school developmentally-delayed children. The purpose of this program is two-fold: to support and strengthen the families; and to enrich the lives of these children.
The children who attend have disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, Down Syndrome, mental retardation, and neurological impairments. The sessions range from short two-hour programs to longer weekend programs.
Children who attend our Respite Program are challenged to participate in all kinds of activities. Counselors offer help with homework, assist in preparing & serving meals help with household errands and shopping and entertainment designed to accommodate favorite activities for disabled children.
These activities and other outdoor activities foster physical strength, balance and agility, and most importantly, boost confidence and self-esteem. In addition to the physical, emotional and social benefits the foundation offers disabled children, it allows for a respite break for the whole family. For parents, siblings and other caretakers, the stresses of caring for a child with disabilities can be overwhelming.
The Aleh Foundation Respite Program allows families a much-needed time to rest and refuel so that they can continue to provide their children with the support they desperately need.