It truly is a team effort when it comes to serving people living with mental health challenges at Easterseals UCP. Every day our front line is supporting people living with mental illness through some of their toughest days striving to give them independence and happiness.
Engaging and Motivating People through Opportunities in Wellness, Education, and Recreation
Easterseals UCP EMPOWER After School Program is available in five locations throughout North Carolina free of charge. It's open to individuals with a diagnosis of Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability.
EligibilityChildren in school grades kindergarten through graduation from high school and who live with an intellectual and/or developmental disability are eligible. Typically developing siblings may attend with approval from site director and a small fee.
Additional Eligibility RequirementsChildren Who:
Are able to participate in a group setting of peers with various disabilities
Willing to accept personal care as needed from direct service providers
Are able to participate in both indoor and outdoor activities
Do not have medical conditions that would impact their ability to safely participate in a camp and/or recreation program
Do not demonstrate harmful behaviors that may put themselves or others at risk
How to Apply
Current immunization record
Copy of current IEP
Copy of Individual Support Plan or Person-Centered Plan if available
Current psychological/other qualifying document
Health insurance/Medicaid information
Pre-enrollment intake meeting
Locations for Easterseals UCP EMPOWER After School Programs:
Contact EMPOWER After School Program Directors if interested in this program by clicking the links below.
Hours of After School Programs:After School Programs follow their local county traditional public school schedule.2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Early Release Days)We provide extended care for children after a typical school day including teacher workdays.
This program, a unique resource for families of children living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, is provided in partnership with Trillium Health Resources to address long-standing gaps in social and recreational acitivities in NC.