after school program for special needs children and young adults rising treetops at oakhurst

Day Respite After-School Program


Rising Treetops provides care for children and adults with special needs on weekdays after school and after day programs, and on many Saturdays during the school year.


Rising Treetops’ Day Respite Program serves children and adults with special needs, including autism and physical and intellectual disabilities. The program provides a service for families who are unable to find appropriate care for their loved ones with special needs while they are at work.


Trained counselors, under the supervision of a program coordinator, care for our day respite clients, assist with homework if they have any, and engage them in activities, including arts and crafts, music and dance, nature and gardening, and sports and general recreation. All activities, equipment and materials at Rising Treetops are designed and adapted for people with special needs.


The program is open from 2:00-6:00 p.m. on weekdays September through June, except for federal holidays and during the Christmas/New Year’s break. In the summer when our overnight camp is in session, and on many Saturdays during the non-summer months, the program runs from 9 am to 6 pm.


We provide limited (within 10 miles) transportation one way from a school or day program to Rising Treetops during afternoons when school or day programs are in session. This one-way transportation is not available on Saturdays and we do not provide transportation from homes to Rising Treetops; only from schools or day programs.


Each applicant’s eligibility for care is evaluated individually to ensure their needs can be met in our Day Respite Program. An Application for Service and intake interview must be completed prior to being considered for the program. Fees are charged on a per-hour basis, and vary depending on whether 1:1 care is needed. All care must be scheduled in advance; this is not a drop-in service. To register for the day respite program on a Saturday, we require the request to be at least one week in advance.


If you would like more information, email us at or call us at 732-531-0215.

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