Respite Programs

Holy Childhood offers recreational and socialization opportunities after school and during school breaks for both students and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Holy Childhood Respite Programs offer a variety of activities on-site and within the community throughout the year.


Out & About

Out & About is an after-hours, extracurricular respite recreational program that allows Holy Childhood adults, students, and former program participants the ability to broaden their social skills and knowledge. This waivered program is for individuals ages 14 and older that are still living with their parents and/or guardians. Out and About takes place after program hours from 2:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.. Outings offer inclusion, socialization and a lot of fun out in the community!  Individuals participating in Out & About are 10:1 individual to staff ratio with a focus on social skills with peers. For more information about Out and About, please contact Tim Baird at 585-359-3710, ext. 168 or email Tim Baird here.


Yes I Can

‘Yes I Can’ is a six-to-ten week program which focuses on developing lifetime skills. Some events consist of bowling league, lasertron league, collaboration with Nazareth University’s OT and PT Graduate programs, sports leagues, walking clubs, and music and art programs. Individuals participating in ‘Yes I Can’ are 6:1 individulal to staff ratio. For more information about ‘Yes I Can’, please contact Tim Baird at 585-359-3710, ext. 168 or or email Tim Baird here.

Respite Overnight Trips

Respite overnight trips are organized for Holy Childhood adults several times each year. Trips usually include weekend getaways to area parks, camps, and recreational facilities. For more information about Respite Trips, please contact Tim Baird at 585-359-3710, ext. 168 or or email Tim Baird here.


Respite Camp

Respite Camp is available for students ages 5-21. Each camp has a specific theme and corresponding activities, including: science experiments, craft projects, motor activities and much more.  Camps run 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day that it is in session.  Camp attendees must be receiving OPWDD services to be eligible. Contact Megan for a registration form via email below, or call 585-359-3710, ext. 173.

For more information, contact: Megan Mihevc.

After School Respite

After School Respite is available after school, on weekdays, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for students ages 5-21 from any school district.  The schedule includes: game time, motor activities, group games, free choice and more!

Please note: Holy Childhood does not provide transportation for Respite Camp or After School Respite.

For more information about Respite Camp and After School Respite, please contact Megan Mihevc at 585-359-3710, ext. 173 or email Megan here.