A program of the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute
Community Companions works with special needs families to create meaningful learning and growth opportunities when caregivers need to work or get well-deserved rest. Licensed with the Maryland Child Care Association, this program is one of the few quality child care programs for children with disabilities in Montgomery County, MD.
After School Program: From school dismissal to 6 pm, students ages six to 21 engage in social, therapeutic and recreational activities such as arts and crafts, music, computers and outdoor games. Program vans take students on field trips, and a snack is provided. Autism Waiver funding, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration funding and private payment are accepted.
In-Home Support: We offer one-on-one support for students in their home. Staff work with parents to ensure activities complement the student's ISP while meeting important needs. Autism Waiver funding and Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration funding are accepted. At this time, private payment is not accepted.
Take-A-Break Program: Allowing caregivers a few hours of respite, this program engages students in age-appropriate activities on Saturday afternoons. Activities include bowling, cooking, swimming and theater trips. The program operates from September to June.
Respite Camps: Respite Camps operate on days when Montgomery County schools are closed, including winter and spring breaks, from 8 am to 6 pm. Each camp session is customized to meet the needs of participants. Daily and weekly rates are available. Autism Waiver funding, Maryland Developmental Disabilities funding and private payment are accepted.
Summer Camps: Following Montgomery County Public School ESY summer schedule, our summer camps include trips to museums and parks, outdoor games, musical shows and much more! Autism Waiver funding, Maryland Developmental Disabilities funding and
private payment are accepted.
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