24 Hour Home Care is now offering “Social Recreation Coaching,” a program that aims to facilitate socialization and recreational opportunities for individuals of all ages served by California’s Regional Centers. Examples of Social Recreation Coaching activities include, but are not limited to, practicing a sport (soccer, basketball, baseball, etc.), playing an instrument, or learning a craft. Please note that at this time, not all Regional Centers are approved for Social Recreation.
As part of the program, the family-selected care provider, or Social Recreation Coach, is trained to identify appropriate activities for individuals based on their interests and goals. Throughout the process, they work with the individual to achieve their personal goals, promote inclusion in a recreational space, and further the individual’s skill development. Social Recreation Coaching enables participants to learn and practice socialization while also having fun and feeling fully supported.
How can I find out if my child or dependent is eligible for Social Recreation Coaching through my Regional Center?
If you have questions regarding eligibility, please contact your local Regional Center Service Coordinator. You can also click HERE and 24 Hour Home Care can assist to facilitate a conversation with your Service Coordinator to see if you qualify.
Can I choose my own care provider for Social Recreation Coaching?
Families may select their own provider to be trained to lead Social Recreation Coaching, this provider can get hired on through 24 Hour Home Care and complete the training to be able to provide Social Recreation Coach services. To be eligible to be a Social Recreation provider, individuals must:
- Be at least 18 or older.
- Become CPR certified. 24 Hour Home Care offers a reimbursement of up to $80 to cover any CPR certification training fees.
- Provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the US.
For ways to identify a care provider in your network, check out our tips here.
Are services available in Spanish?
Yes, 24 Hour Home Care offers assistance and application forms in Spanish. 24 Hour Home Care also has service specialists available who are fluent in Spanish.
Are Social Recreation Coaches specially trained?
Yes, all Social Recreation Coaches are trained prior to being able to provide services. 24 Hour Home Care partnered with Autism Heroes to develop a two-hour training that includes:
- Social Recreation Coaching program overview
- Identifying appropriate socialization opportunities
- Socialization training techniques
- Facilitating community integration and inclusion
- And more
Can the Social Recreation Coach drive the client to any offsite activities?
Please check with your local Regional Center for their current transportation policies. In line with prioritizing the safety of the client and following State regulations, many Regional Centers do not permit Social Recreation Coaches to drive clients.
Where can I find more resources on Social Recreation Coaching?
- View an informational webinar that was led by 24 Hour Home Care in partnership with State Council on Developmental Disabilities here
- Click here to watch our video about the Social Recreation Coaching program.