New Avenues' Transitional Respite Program is a residential service option for individuals with developmental disabilities who are in residential crisis. Transitional respite is a preparatory environment for a stable living environment. After 30 days of enrollment, the program conforms to requirements established by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities rules for licensed facilities.
New Avenues has been providing transitional respite services in Cuyahoga County since 1996. Our Transitional Respite Program includes housing (individual rooms for up to four consumers at any given time), board, nursing support and recreation in a nurturing and supportive environment. Staff to consumer ratios are tailored to meet the health and safety needs of each enrollee. Traditionally, the length of stay averages between two weeks and six months.
New Avenues provides optional services to all individuals participating in our Transitional Respite program. These services include:
Transportation to/from work, school
Eligibility and Referral Process
Children or adults with developmental disabilities may be considered for Transitional Respite services. Most referrals for Transitional Respite services are received by New Avenues from Northeast Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. However, arrangements can also be made directly with New Avenues for private referrals.
Because this is a transitional program, one of the areas of focus is the individual’s next placement. The exit planning process begins at entry into the Transitional Respite Program, working in tandem with the referral source. During this planning process, a comprehensive summary report is developed. The report includes:
- Staff observations
- Skills assessment
- Behavioral assessment
- Medical assessment
- Diagnostic evaluations results
- Recommendations for suitability for placement options
Applications may be emailed, faxed or mailed to:
Transitional Respite Coordinator
New Avenues to Independence
17608 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44112-1216
Fax (216) 481-2050