Casey’s Place Respite Program


Casey’s Place, located in Syracuse, provides short-term respite services for Central New York youth, up to age 22, who have developmental disabilities and/or complex medical conditions.

Casey’s Place provides a break for caregivers while providing a safe, nurturing, accessible environment assisting children in developing socialization skills and peer relationships and offering recreational activities in a home setting and in the community.

Respite programs include:

  • Overnight Weekend
  • Overnight Weekday
  • After School
  • School Holiday Breaks
  • Friday Teen Night
  • Summer Day Program

Admission to Casey’s Place Respite Programs requires New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (NYSOPWDD) eligibility and enrollment in the OPWDD Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver or enrollment in the Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) 1915C Children’s Managed Care Waiver.

Referrals to Casey’s Place for youth eligible for OPWDD services are submitted to CNY Developmental Services Offices by the child’s Care Coordinator. Referrals to Casey’s Place for youth enrolled in the 1915C Waiver are submitted to Elmcrest by the child’s Managed Care Coordinator.

For additional information, please contact Elmcrest Disability Services: 
Kelly Robinson (315) 492-9990, Ext 114 or Ext 113