Family Support and RespiteWhy This Is Important
Families are the most important resource there is in the provision of careand support for people with disabilities. Enough and sufficient supportfor those families impacts the rest of the entire services system. Withoutfamily support, more people end up in professionalized services. Withthe right support, the chances are greatly improved for people withdisabiities to realize their greatest potential. Respite is critical to maintaining the health and well-being of the wholecaregiving family. In this department you will find resources, information, and examples ofexemplary programs in family support and respite.