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Leisure and Family Fitness Socialization (L.A.F.F.S)


L.A.F.F.S. is a community-based supported fitness and recreation program designed to serve children and young adults (ages 5-25) with behavioral challenges and developmental disabilities. LAFFS provides necessary supports to help young adults and their families participate in pre-existing, private-pay recreational, fitness, and social activities.

L.A.F.F.S. is comprised of two programs:

Summit BFFs (Building Friendship Fridays)

The Summit BFFs program offers structured, Friday evening respite and recreation for individuals 16-25 years of age. We provide regularly scheduled social and recreational activities on Friday evenings in both the community and at our 165 Creekside Drive site in Amherst for 12 individuals. Participants may attend up to two Friday night outings per month, with no more than six individuals participating each Friday evening.

L.A.F.F.S. Recreation

The L.A.F.F.S. Recreation program provides support to planned community recreation and fitness activities and/or groups, as a way of assisting children with disabilities, 5-18 years of age, and their families to become more engaged in their community. Summit staff will offer disability awareness information to the selected organization or venue, prior to the first visit. Summit staff will accompany the family, providing support and crisis expertise, to enable them to participate in community recreational opportunities with their child. The program’s intent is to work with the child and family for a period of time, and eventually fade support.

Who is Eligible: These programs are funded by a Family Support Services Grant provided by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and certain eligibility requirements apply, Call us to learn more.

For more information on these, or any of Summit’s Family Support Services programs call 716-629-3400.