Respite Care

 Strengthening American Families Through National and Grassroots Support


The Arc                                  


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This article defines respite for people with disabilities and their families, lists resources of organizations which focus on respite, and discusses who needs respite services, who provides respite services, what kinds of services are provided, how respite services are funded, if there are eligibility requirements for respite services, how families benefit from respite services, how families obtain services, what one can do to get a respite program started in one’s community, whether respite care providers are required to be licensed, and whether one can use a regular child care program for respite.


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