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Community Based Services

In-Home Behavior Therapy
Greystone helps families improve the quality of their lives by providing direct services, support, and education in their homes. Currently, we serve 71 families with trained therapists and staff who encourage positive behavioral techniques and more productive communication. Professionals interact with family members to produce a “calming” effect on the family unit that allows for them to experience happiness together. By providing structure for families with special needs children, this model helps to opens channels of communication, and improve individual behavior, relationships, and overall well-being. These services are available in Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, and Ulster Counties. For any inquiries, please contact us or call (845) 452-5772  ext. 115.  You can also download our application/referral form.

Children’s Wavier Services
This program provides expanded and enhanced services to children with disabilities in foster care, including children in the custody of the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). The Children’s Waiver Services is designed primarily to support and keep children in the least restrictive, most home-like settings and out of institutions. It also provides opportunities for improving the health and well-being of the children served, in addition to providing support for permanency planning. Services include family and caregiver support, intensive home care support, accessibility modifications, and advocacy for the children’s participation in school and other community activities. Once enrolled in the Children’s Waiver Services, participants may be eligible for services until the age of 21. Children’s Wavier Services is offered in Dutchess, Ulster & Orange Counties. For any inquiries, please contact us or call (845) 452-5772  ext. 122.

Greystone offers monthly Saturday respite programs for parents and caregivers. Respite allows caregivers a healthy place to leave their children with disabilities, aged 6-21. Respite enables caregivers to complete chores, shopping, enjoy a leisurely afternoon, or some special time with another family member. Meanwhile, their child participates in a variety of fun recreational activities that promote social interaction both on-site and on field trips. Weekend Respite programs are offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of every month, AND at our Annette Heslin Community Center in Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County. In Dutchess County, weekend respite is offered the third Saturday of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance. For more information about our Orange County respite contact us  or call (845)469-3760. For more information about our Dutchess County respite contact us or call (845) 452-5772  ext. 115 . You may also download a Dutchess County brochure.

Community Habilitation
Greystone Programs’ Community Habilitation Services offers Individuals and their families an open, affirmative approach to living with a developmental disability. Each person is provided with support, training, and access to community resources to maximize their full potential. Our programs are highly individualized and structured with unique mentoring to enhance successful participation in the community-at-large. Services are provided by highly trained mentors who work side-by-side with Individuals on a one-to-one basis with frequent, intensive training and learning opportunities. All programs are customized to the needs of each participant. Services are provided in the home, in the community, and in locales requested by the Individual. We currently serve 75 individuals through this program. This program is available in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster Counties. Click here to download our Community Habilitation brochure. For more information in Dutchess County, contact us or call (845) 452-5772 ext. 106; in Orange County, contact us or call (845) 469-3760 ext. 2

SURPASS Social Skills Training
SURPASS (Support & Understanding Regarding Play And Social Skills) is a social skill training program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. SURPASS groups are available in Dutchess County at the Wappingers Falls-based Annette Heslin Community Center. Facilitated by experienced professionals, the program fosters social skills that will last a lifetime. SURPASS uses small structured groups to teach conversation skills, coping with bullying, dealing with winning/losing; expressing feelings; voicing opinions; dealing with stress, etc. Group members also learn to put forth topical areas they want to discuss. For more information about SURPASS contact us or call (845) 452-5772 ext. 115. To download a SURPASS brochure, click here.

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