Gio's Garden's mission as a non-profit organization is to nurture and strengthen families with children with special needs (birth through 6 years) by increasing their access to needed services. Gio's Garden seeks to grow into a one-stop special services delivery organization for children with special needs and their families. Examples could include a respite care facility, professional therapy, client advocacy, and social work/support.
Gio’s Garden provides therapeutic respite care in a professional, developmentally supportive, fun, home-like group setting that encourages growth through play and socialization. Children attend Gio’s Garden a few hours each week while families have the opportunity for a short break.
Respite 2 Go takes our high quality model of therapeutic respite care out into the communities where respite is most needed. We have established community partnerships in multiple locations throughout Dane County to meet the overwhelming need for respite right where our families are at.
Gio’s Garden offers individual art therapy and recreational therapy sessions to work one-on-one with children on developmental goals.
Subject areas might include learning and cognitive development, motor skills, sensory regulation, social skills, leisure education, coping skills and expressive therapy.
Gio’s Garden provides inclusive evening care for children receiving therapeutic respite care as well as their siblings up to the age of 10. This way parents can have a night to themselves, all while knowing their children are safe.
Gio’s Garden offers resources to our families beyond the initial contact meeting. This includes parent information sessions, family outings, and individual meetings with Gio’s Garden staff. Individual meetings can discuss resources, funding questions, new diagnoses, and other challenges your family may be trying to navigate.