RESPITE CARES! Training Program

The RESPITE CARES! respite care training program is designed for adults interested in providing respite care services for families of children who have disabilities.

Learn how to care for children with disabilities and provide respite care. RESPITE CARES! is a interactive hands-on training. This day-long program prepares individuals to offer first-rate care for children who have mild to moderate disabilities and/or enter the field of special education some day.

Caring for a child with special needs can be a 24-hour-a-day job, with limited downtime to take care of family matters, catch a movie or just relax on the sofa. Parents of children with disabilities desperately need a break to rest, relieve stress and get re-energized. Respite care for a child with disabilities is something that every parent asks for, but few ever get.

Unlike families of typical children, who can hire a typical child care professional when they need a break or night out, respite care requires someone with training and confidence to tend to the child’s needs.

Training Topics

• Role and responsibility of the Respite Care Provider
• Disability information and awareness
• Communication issue
• Behavior management
• Safety
• Seizures
• Assistive/adaptive equipment
• and much much more!

For One Low Fee

We can train up to 20 individuals at a location of your choosing. This could be at your school, library, church, college or appropriate setting.

Zone 1  $625  Maryland Counties: Carroll County, Howard County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County West

Zone 2  $675   Maryland Counties: Montgomery County, Fredrick County, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County East, Harford County, Prince Georges County
Zone 3  $725.  Maryland Counties: Washington County, Cecil County, Calvert County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County, Talbot County, Prince Georges County South 
Washington DC
Virginia Counties: Alexandria, Arlington, Loudon, Fairfax, and Prince William         Pennsylvania Counties: Adams, York
Zone 4  $850
Maryland Counties: Garrett, Allegheny, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset, Worcester, Charles, St. Marys

Pennsylvania Counties: Lancaster