When you take care of yourself, your child thrives.
Respite care gives you a break for a few hours or even a few days so that you can renew energy, reduce stress, and prevent burnout. It can also help you maintain stability in times of crisis. Respite care gives you the clarity and energy to be the parent your child needs to thrive.
Supportive programs for parents of a child with a disability
We can connect you with several programs that provide age-specific respite services and resources for caregivers, including:
The Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers
The Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers is a FREE multi-component Caregiver Stress-Busting program. The program meets for 90 minutes each week, for 9 weeks, covering topics including Stress Management Techniques, Relaxation and Coping Strategies.
Coming Up for Air Respite Weekends
Coming Up for Air is a family respite weekend held at Rocky Mountain Village in Empire, CO. During the weekend, children and teens are matched with counselors and participate in fun, recreational activities, while parents and guardians attend training sessions.
Challenging Behaviors Seminar
"Challenging Behaviors in Respite Care" is a webinar series through CU Anschutz that covers respite care for caregivers of children from birth to 16-years-old.
Learn more about programs and resources for parents of children with disabilities here.