Respite Community Habilitation Programs

Building Blocks for Life

Are you looking for additional services for your child to work on socialization skills, communication skills, and daily living skills!

CARES provides support services in your home or in the community.

Ask about our groups on select weekends and school holidays.


Flexible Scheduling

Services can be scheduled to help parents and/or caregivers attend to personal needs or the needs of other family members.

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At Home or in the Community

CARES Respite Staff will care for your child in your home or at our site based setting in the community, during the week, on weekends, or on school holidays.

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Make New Friends

Eligible individuals may join our Overnight respite on select weekends and school holidays.


Learn New Skills

CARES Comhab Staff can teach your child important skills to help him/her be more independent, such as dressing, grooming, improving safety awareness and other activities of daily living (ADLs).

View our Upstate Respite Program Video

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For more information about our services or eligibility criteria, please contact: James Zhuang at (212) 420-1970 ext. 127 or by email