Respite Voucher Learning Collaborative Meeting

April 30, 2019 Buffalo, NY

Discussion at the Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Symposium

The Voucher Learning Collaborative met in person during the Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Symposium in Buffalo New York. The group discussion was facilitated by Elle Billman, Colorado Respite Coalition, Linda Porter, Lifespan Respite Washington, and Ronelle Baker, OK Sooner Success.  In the video, the discussion takes place at approx. 1:22:00.

Objectives for the Peer-Led Discussion on Respite Voucher Programs:

  • Share information about the Voucher Learning Collaborative and how people can become involved.
  • Identify barriers to caregivers’ use of respite vouchers/expending federal funds for vouchers.
  • Identify strategies to overcome barriers to respite voucher use and to expending federal funds for respite vouchers
  • Explore the role of the respite coalition in enhancing state partnerships that assist in assuring continuous respite services for families and help expend respite federal funds for respite