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Respite Care

Family Connection of South Carolina is a network of parents providing parent-to-parent support and assurance to families with children of all ages who have special needs. One of the greatest needs parents identify is the need for respite—taking a break from caregiving. With a grant from the Governor’s Developmental Disability Council, Family Connection has undertaken Special Connection to create respite options for the families of South Carolina.

Special Connection
Families Giving Families A Break
Our Family Notebook for Respite
(pdf)

The present goal of Special Connection is to help families set up respite cooperatives: pre-scheduled, non-emergency cooperations for respite service between families. This notebook probably provides more information than you’ll ever need, but it is intended to be all-inclusive so parents’ minds will be at ease when leaving their child(ren) for respite care.

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