Extended Day, Year and Saturday Programs Funding Guidelines
Extended day, year and Saturday programs are designed for children and adults living at home who have a constant need for a structured setting beyond the primary day program to prevent deterioration in their behavior or who have significant self-help skill deficits. These services are purchased only when they are necessary to maintain the client in the family home.
The purchase of up to three hours per day or 66 hours per month of extended day services and/or six hours per week of Saturday programming may be considered if either of the following criteria are met:
The client has serious behavior problems requiring intervention beyond that expected of a regular after-school setting. Examples would include aggressive acting-out, assaultive or self-abusive behavior, property destruction or hyperactivity that presents a potential danger to the client or others;
The client has significant self-help skill deficits for his or her age requiring skilled intervention beyond that expected of a regular after-school program. Examples would include adolescents or adults who are unable to feed, toilet or ambulate independently or communicate their needs;
Such care is not available to the family through usual resources found in communities at the usual cost such as recreation centers, schools, churches and the YMCA.
The hours of extended day may be increased on a case-by-case basis during the months when school or regular program hours are reduced. All authorized hours for these types of programs are to be coordinated with respite.