How We Got Started
In 1972, a group of parents and their supporters recognized an unmet need in the Madison area. Together they created Educational Programs of Children Handicapped (EPOCH), a program that has now, through the generosity of people like you, served developmentally disabled children ages 6 to 21 in the Madison area for 40 years.
Who will be supervising my child?
EPOCH’s Program Director, Eileen Giordano, is an experienced teaching professional who has extensive experience working with special needs children. Under her supervision, program costs are kept low through the recruitment and training of high school and college volunteers. The volunteer counselor-to-participant ratio maximizes opportunities for development of appropriate social interaction – a crucial skill for future employability and life success.
Where does EPOCH take place?
The Madison Area YMCA allows EPOCH use of various rooms and program areas in their Family Center, located at 111 Kings Road in Madison. Without the generosity of the Y, our program would not be possible. For more information about the Madison Area YMCA.
What kind of activities do you offer?
Children are given the opportunity to participate in a wide array of activities including crafts, swimming, bowling, and more! A monthly schedule will be provided to parents/guardians of children enrolled in our program.