Investigate respite care options


What is respite care?

Respite care is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home.
(definition taken from Wikipedia)

Who needs respite care?

Parents or other family members who are responsible for caring for the family member with autism. Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite.
(second sentence taken from Wikipedia)

How do I get respite care?

See our Providers and Services database. Can use private pay, DDA funds, waiver money or Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) to pay for Respite Services.

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