RECREATIONAL & RESPITE PROGRAMS
Inspire serves the local community with a number of recreational and leisure groups and activities for children and young adults with disabilities. Program options include physical activity-based groups, socialization groups, and school break respite programs.
Sunshine Kids School Break Respite
This program is a collaborative effort with Orange County’s Thomas Bull Memorial Park. Children entering kindergarten through age 12 who have a developmental disability are welcome to register. The program typically runs during school’s June and August breaks, and safe, age and disability appropriate outdoor activities are provided and supervised by experienced, caring staff, including an on-site nurse. A fun filled schedule of activities will ensure all participants have a good time. For more information, call 845-294-7300 ext. 232.
Anybody But Parents Kids Club
Created by the original “kid” members of this social and recreational group, this provocative title sums up the intent of this group. The original members made clear their desire and need for separation and independence from their parents. Children ages 6-12 with a developmental disability make suggestions for activities within the community. Children are encouraged to socialize, share preferences, make choices, and express their needs in the community. Most of all, they are encouraged to have fun. Activities include: bowling, mini-golf, pumpkin picking, swimming, pizza parties and more. Inquiries may be directed to (845) 294-7300, ext. 232.
Introductions, Inspire’s young adult social group, is open to people with developmental disabilities between the ages of 16 and 26. The members of Introductions take an active part in determining their weekly community activities. Some favorite activities include movies, ball games, and eating at local restaurants. For more information, call (845) 294-7300, ext. 232.
Get Up & Go!
The Get Up & Go! program is for adults ages 21 and up, who have a developmental disability, and have the desire to move about and exercise. Members must be physically able to participate in a variety of sports and physical fitness activities. The group meets weekly. Get Up & Go! will provide individuals with an opportunity to develop friendships and good physical fitness habits as they move through adulthood, within the safety of a supervised group setting.
In operation since 1993, Saturday Respite provides a safe and fun environment where children can play and socialize from 12–5 p.m. Children ages three through 12 with a developmental disability are eligible for this service. Semi-structured play, organized activities, and outdoor fun at Inspire’s 2 Fletcher Street headquarters in Goshen make the afternoon pass swiftly. More information may be obtained by calling (845) 294-7300 ext. 232.