The FSS office, in conjunction with Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office and Monroe County Health & Human Services, provides services to families who have children 6-18 years of age with developmental disabilities. FSS arranges for assistance to families needing respite, crisis intervention, recreation, family member training, informal counseling, referrals, advocacy and other inter-disciplinary specialized services.
FSS designs and delivers services best suited to the needs of each individual and his or her family.
Respite provides substitute care so that the family members or the primary caregiver of an individual with developmental disabilities may attend to personal business, an emergency, or pursue a leisure-time activity. Respite is provided at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester.
Homework Assistance & Technology
Working with students one-on-one, FSS staff helps them complete homework assignments and enrichment activities. Students learn computer basics, play learning games, listen to music and socialize in a designated quiet setting.