Respite services are flexible family support services. The Respite Care providers assist the family by providing temporary periods of time away from the caregiver’s duties.
Respite services may include routine health care, meal preparation, eating assistance, assistance with self-help skills, social awareness, encouraging community integration and providing opportunities for leisure time activities.
Each individual receiving respite services is encouraged and supported in making his/her own choices with regard to daily activities.
Who is eligible?
Children between birth and 3 years of age:
- Must be eligible for Early Intervention Services
Children between 3 and 21 years of age:
- Must have formerly been eligible for Early Intervention Services and have met the established condition or the Developmental Delay criteria or have a current IEP from their school district
Adults over 22 years of age:
- Must have a developmental disability that began before age twenty-two
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