Funding is still available for respite care under this program. Recent communications suggest that there is a fair amount of flexibility in the program. As we prepare for the new school year, needs for respite may arise in families. TheNemoNews repeats it’s earlier post for your information.
Funding is currently available for families in need of emergency respite care for individuals with special needs in Illinois. There is no age limit on the person to be cared for (birth to 100+). The funding for this project is available until September 30, 2012.
Called the Lifespan Emergency Respite Program, the purpose is to help families with children or adults with special needs deal with an urgent need for respite care in the absence of any other funding source. The program does not provide the particular respite caregiver, although a list of caregivers can be found on the website. There are other rules for eligibility and limits on expenses that are described on the website.