Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines
Mission: The GRACE Foundation is committed to educate, enhance and improve the quality of life for children/adults and their families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Programs: Grace's respite programs include recreation, inhome respite, csp one-to-one, friday night (club life), your choice, and glee program. Grace's recreation programs included little league baseball, swimming, bowling, and gymnastics. The grace foundation baseball program is a weekly instructional session (april october), in the community, designed to teach all aspects of game play, with a strong emphasis on teamwork and social skills. The grace foundation swim program is a weekly recreational session, designed to include participants in games and activities. The grace foundation bowling program is designed to encourage a positive atmosphere in the community (october may). Participants enjoy developing their bowling abilities, with a strong emphasis on building social skills and teamwork. The grace foundation ps 55 gym program is designed to address physical strengthening, increased mobility, advanced social skills, and teamwork. Individuals participate in stretching, arm exercises, ball play: (catch, basketball, soccer, pitching, etc. ), along with aerobic movement to music. A total of 85 children participated in the company's recreation programs for the year ended june 30, 2017. The toal included 20 for little league, 46 for gym, 11 for bowling, and 8 for swimming. A total of 1,754 of services hours were provided from recreation programs for the year ended june 30, 2017. In-home respite - a service, provided by trained staff, that provides relief from care giving to families of children with a developmental disability. Instruction enhances daily living skills, offering support and relief to the primary caregivers. A total of 43 children were serviced during the year with 10,229 service hours provided for the year ended june 30, 2017. One-to-one program: program where 14 kids are provided one-on-one supervision within grace programs. There as a total of 654 service hours provided for the year ended june 30, 2017. Friday night teen program - club l. I. F. E. (learning, independence, fun, and empower) is a program designed to encourage decision making, socialization, creativity, and friendship building for teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (asd). Participants will plan a weekly schedule of activities under the supervision of trained staff. The activities include but are not limited to social interaction, on-site movies, video games, seasonal activities, community service and daily living skills. The program serviced 27 kids with 1,636 program hours for the year ended june 30, 2017. Your choice program - a saturday program for teens and young adults that focuses on health and wellness, creative art design and hands-on food creations. A total of 14 kids participated with 882 service hours provided for the year ended june 30, 2017. Grace glee - the grace glee drama program provides individuals with autism spectrum disorder the opportunity to express their creativity through stories, characters and role playing; culminating in a final production. A total of 14 kids participated with 495 service hours provided for the year ended june 30, 2017.
clinical coordination-the clinical coordinator conducts intakes for proper placement of children in programs as well as writes behavior plans for children affected with autism specrtum disorder. Assists individuals with developmental disabilities in gaining access to home and community based services and supports (hcbs) appropriate to the needs of the individual. A total of 107 children participated and 1,126 visits were logged for the year ended june 30, 2017.
day habilitation program - the day habilitation program participants engage in services based on their individualized needs, preferences and goals. Personalized activities and supports enable the participant to live, work, socialize and participate in the community. A total of 3 children participated in the company's day hab program with a total of 685 service days for the year ended june 30, 2017.