“I am very impressed by this amazing respite for our child, who is severely autistic. She loves the swimming pool, and is kept occupied and happy. The staff are knowledgeable, pleasant, and very engaged.”

— Ian Beninger

“As much as we love our special children, it is important for parents to get some rest. I am very grateful to the Angelman Foundation and WIAIH for recognizing this fact and opening the Angelman Respite Center. Such places are not that easy to find! My son can spend a fun filled day amongst very welcoming and knowledgeable staff.”

— Sandra Falcone

“It is a truly rewarding experience to have the opportunity to work with and get to know these individuals. I see myself creating important bonds with both the staff and participants alike.”

— Tyler

“Andrew loved his time with you at the Angelman Respite Center. The staff were so warm and inviting when we dropped Andrew off. Making me feel that they had all the bases covered and that all I had to do was now take some time for myself. Andrew came home very happy. For a man of little words he told me that he went swimming… lunch… art and even dancing. It was the big smile on his face that said in his own way “Thank you”. What else could a mother ask for! Andrew is already looking forward to his next visit.”

— Tracey Drumm

“I would like to express my gratitude to the wonderful people that work at Angelman Respite Center and for providing such a wonderful service. As a busy mom, I have profited from WIAIH’s After School and The Respite Centers Weekend Programs where my daughter had the opportunity to meet new friends and engage in different activities. She especially loved her swimming time, her walks around the park and the delicious lunches. The place is clean, bright and engaging. Thank you Alison and staff, you are great!”

— Ana

“This service is essential for a family’s wellbeing. Although our family is a new member to this centre, we have used this type of service at another place and see a big difference in our young adult’s in herself and the way she interacts with peers of her own age and limitations. The staff is always available ready the lend a hand when the client seems to need it.”

— Nina Di Maria