We want to help families navigate the world of raising a special needs child and ensure the successful future of their special needs adult. We help people make connections in a way that is comfortable, respectful, practical and sustainable, bringing volunteers and families together. We do this primarily through Respite Care events and Family Support Meetings.
Family Support Meetings
Every month families with children and young adults with developmental disabilities gather to meet with Executive Director Sandi Gerdes to share their experiences and discuss the ways in which they can band together to create an inclusive community that understands how to best support people with disabilities.
Respite Care Events
Family Support Services offers respite services for families with children and young adults with developmental disabilities. People with special needs who live at home with their families receive personalized invitations to theme-based activities and monthly events designed to provide a few hours of respite to caregivers. Pre-registration is required; a $10 fee per person is charged for each event. Scholarships are available for those that qualify and each family must have an enrollment form on file prior to the event.
We’ve compiled a list of helpful resources for the families and caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities. See the list. »