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Respite Services

For those unfamiliar with the concept of respite, respite care is a family support service that provides temporary relief from the physical and emotional demands involved in caring for a family member who has a disability. Respite creates greater opportunities for all family members to live actively and participate in community activities and allows parents/guardians time for themselves. It can be challenging for families to find suitable respite care providers to work in their homes, or facilities that provide respite care. To facilitate the process, the Geneva Centre for Autism, with funding from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Community and Social Services, and Ministry of Children and Youth Services, hosts an online database of respite care providers and other information related to respite care. (source)

 

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