Easterseals Weekend Respite Program was developed to provide respite services to families with children who are medically fragile or have Autism Spectrum Disorder. The purpose of this program is to give families, foster parents and guardians a respite from the 24 hour attention their children with these needs require, while feeling confident their children receive exceptional care. The Weekend Respite program is sponsored by the Hine Foundation.
Respite care will be available for up to nine children (depending on acuity of those scheduled) on weekends throughout the year, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday through 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Overnight stays are not required. The schedule is adapted to meet the needs of the families. We will also have some party nights scheduled that will be open to all participants. The program coordinator will notify clients when parties are scheduled.