Our Children’s Residential Program (CRP), approved by the New York State Education Department and licensed by the NYS Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), is for children who are no longer able to permanently live in their homes. Working in conjunction with the education staff and a child’s family, the residential staff at Tradewinds provides a nurturing and loving home-like environment for your child, where he or she can grow and thrive. Residences are staffed by counselors, recreation specialists, nurses and behavior specialists.
Children living in our residences enjoy leisure time activities typical of any other child. From bike riding to eating popcorn and playing video games, these children enjoy evenings in their homes that provide relaxation in a structured setting. Staff provide activities appropriate to individual skill levels, while meal times provide opportunities for sharing among their “family” members. Within this environment, children learn self-care, social, communication and leisure skills.