Respite Care Services

For many, caring for a child with special needs can be challenging, and we understand that sometimes you need a break. That is why the Watson Institute offers a variety of respite care services.

Respite programs are designed to provide temporary relief care for families and caregivers of children with special needs. Not only does it give family members a chance to regroup, but it provides positive experiences for the child with special needs.


Which respite program is right for us?

If your child requires constant care, you might consider our CareBreak program. With CareBreak, a dedicated volunteer will come to your home for a few hours a week to spend time with the child with special needs. Not only does the volunteer care for your child while you have a chance to regroup, but helps the child adapt to social situations by developing a friendship with your child.

If you are interested in your child interacting with other children in a group respite program, you might consider our day respite services. This respite program creates a camp-like setting for children with special needs and their siblings. Children participate in indoor and outdoor activities with children in their same age group.

Looking to learn more about respite services provided through the Watson Institute or to schedule an appointment?