A supportive service designed to give temporary care to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. For the primary caregiver, it can mean a break in the routine, a day off, or even a vacation free of the daily caregiving responsibilities.
Most frequently requested services among families are:
In-Home Respite takes place in a family's home.
Foster Respite takes place in the home of the Respite Care Provider.
Community Respite takes place in a social setting. With permission, Respite Providers may take an individual into an environment outside of the home.
Families are able to choose and schedule respite care that will meet their needs. Respite Providers are carefully screened and matched with families according to their schedules, preferences and skills.
Families caring for an individual with a developmental disability in their home may be eligible for the Respite Care Program. Families must reside in Brown County.
Click here for a one page description of Respite Care.
For more information about Respite Care contact Jackie Manlick at (920) 593-4324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We have had many Respite Care providers since our daughter was 5 years old. She will be 25 this year. Over the years many of them became a part of our family. I don't believe we could have made it without respite help!
"Having a Respite Care worker who comes to our home makes the evening or daytime occasion much easier because of the amount of care our son requires. Thank you for this opportunity!"
"Respite is a blessing for all parents or caregivers of people with special needs. We just need a break to relax or catch up on other things sometimes. Respite always relieves the daily stress that builds up over time. We could not do without it! I'm sure other parents feel the same way!"
"ASPIRO has come through for us in extreme times of need. My own health has been deteriorating over the past few years and I have needed to be hospitalized several times unexpectedly. ASPIRO has always helped in those times."
"Respite Care is very important to me and my son. He enjoys his "visits" at the Respite Workers home and I enjoy having a break to accomplish things that are difficult to finish when he is always home. Respite Care is a "heaven-sent" experience for both of us!"