Autism Eats

Rising Star: Autism Eats, recognized as a Rising Star, is located in Boston, Massachusetts. As a non-profit entity, it has organized more than 150 shared respite events across the country…

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Will’s House

Innovative and Exemplary: Will’s House, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was especially designed to provide customized respite care, including medical needs care, short-term, long-term, and emergency respite, to support families caring…

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Eagle Valley Children’s Home Respite

Rising Star: Eagle Valley Children’s Home Respite, established in 1985, began by serving four caregivers of children with disabilities, and through “word-of-mouth” in this rural area, has grown over the…

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Community Connections

Rising Star: Community Connections was established in 2007 when the owners of a pediatric therapy clinic observed that children with developmental disabilities tended to be excluded from the greater community, and…

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LUK (Let Us Know) Hourly Respite Program

Innovative LUK (Let us Know) Hourly Respite Program, established in 2004, provides respite services to caregivers of children birth to 18-years with emotional and/or behavioral disturbances in a center-based setting,…

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HEARTS Respite

Innovative and Exemplary: HEARTS (Health, Emergency, And Respite Treatment Service) provides home-based respite to caregivers of children birth to 19 years with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities, mental or behavioral health conditions, and chronic illness or special…

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Lutheran Services in Iowa Respite Care

Innovative and Exemplary: Lutheran Services in Iowa Respite Care has offered respite to caregivers of children with disabilities and mental and emotional conditions for 19 years. Based on both research and…

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Crisis Nursery

Innovative and Exemplary: The Crisis Nursery in Urbana, Illinois has provided emergency crisis respite care to children birth to six-years-of-age for 37 years. Based on best practice research and observed need, the…

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Bethel Life, Loving Hands

Rising Star: Loving HANDS is a faith-based program with a monthly family-night-off for caregivers of children with special needs as its centerpiece. Relationships across individuals, families, the local faith community,…

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