A Very Special Place, Inc

Address: 49 Cedar Grove Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone: (718) 987-1234 Fax: (718) 987-6065 Email: info@avspny.org Website: http://www.avspny.org/Home_Page.html

A Very Special Place, Inc., provides a comprehensive network of programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. With the guidance and support offered at AVSP people of all ages find opportunities to achieve independence and self-fulfillment.

Services Include:
Day Services
Residential Alternatives
Recreational & Respite Services – Recreational Services assist people to enhance their leisure and social skills outside the home, as well as in the community at large. Peer interaction is encouraged, as are personal growth and self-improvement through course modules offered on a trimester basis that are personally selected by participants

After School Program – The After School Program is a center-based program that offers recreational activities including fitness activities, crafts, games, and assistance with homework. After School is open two after-noons each week and follows the school calendar. The children arrive directly from school and transportation home is provided.

Community Center – The Community Center offers evening and Saturday morning recreation programs with courses such as fine arts, athletics, cooking & baking, crafts, music and exercise. Program participants help to plan community outings of interest.

Weekend Respite – The Weekend Respite for Teens assists teens and young adults plan weekly outings or activities based on their preferences. The program focuses on independence, building on current competencies, enhancing self-esteem, and becoming more familiar with recreational resources. The Teen Weekend Respite program offers site and community-based recreation activities as a respite to families on Saturdays. Support Services

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