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ARCH is pleased to join the BREAK Exchange in inviting you to attend the webinar, Family Respite Services: A Profile of Respite Support in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The webinar will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET (12:00 PM CT).
Family Respite Services (FRS) is a community organization in Windsor, ON, Canada, that works with families caring for children with disabilities to provide a short break for parents and the child. Their goal is to help children with disabilities to have a valued role and participate in the community. The short break provides an opportunity for the child/youth to develop connections with others in the community, have fun, and nurture relationships with friends, while also supporting the whole family. FRS’s person and family-centered services provide caregiver relief through a spectrum of services in their homes, in the community, and in agency-staffed homes or community programs.
The presenter will provide a profile of their services as well as the philosophy that guides their work: Each child has gifts, can contribute to, and is a valued member of a community. Furthermore, FRS maintains that people with disabilities are an important part of the community and belong in our neighborhoods.
Cathy Shanahan and Susan McKee, Family Respite Services, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Register for the event in advance.