Respite Stories

An Early Intervention Story: The Hanley Family

Our Early Intervention Program helps overwhelmed families care for their small children (ages 0-3) with developmental disabilities Our partner organization, SUN Foundation, recently held a breakfast highlighting the need for respite funding. We had the pleasure of listening to two parents speak about their journey caring for a loved one with a developmental disability and…

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A Respite Story: The Vincent Family

Respite Helps Busy Families Today, we’d like to introduce you to our second incredible guest speaker, Linda Vincent, who is mom to a young woman with Down Syndrome. If their story doesn’t make you want to hug your family a little tighter, we don’t know what will. Linda Vincent, a busy mother When I was…

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Respite + Hospitality = Respitality

A combination of two components: “Respite: a break, for Parents and/or Caregivers, from providing care to their loved one(s) with special needs” + “Hospitality: a relationship between a guest and a host, wherein the host receives the guest with good will, reception, and entertainment.” Last Mother’s Day Weekend, The Community Outreach Department hosted its 2nd…

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From Pom Poms to Punching Bags: Hailie’s Story

For the past 3 weeks, we’ve brought you firsthand accounts of how respite can change families’ lives. You can catch up on each story here. This week, we’re shifting gears to tell you about another way that community philanthropy plays an important role at Developmental Pathways. While respite funding enables a primary caregiver to take a…

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A Respite Story: The Marquez Family

Week 3 of our Respite Series features the Marquez family- a name that the Developmental Pathways and SUN Foundation community probably know well. You can catch our previous 2 posts about the Pinkertons and the Olsens on our blog as well. If you’re new to the topic of respite, it is simply a break for…

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A Respite Story: The Olsens

Respite Story Olsens

Thanks for joining us for another respite story courtesy of the Olsen Family. If you haven’t read last week’s post about the Pinkertons, it’s worth a few minutes of your time. For those unfamiliar with the topic of respite, it is simply a break for a primary caregiver. This break could be an hour to…

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A Respite Story: The Pinkertons

Respite is something of a hot topic here at Developmental Pathways. It’s not uncommon for our Community Outreach team to encounter disbelief when they tell families they can help fund & connect families to hours, days, or weeks of time off from caregiving. For those unfamiliar with the topic, respite is a break for a…

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A Fresh Take on Respite: A Day as an Artist

Respite, simply put, is a break for the primary caregiver. Respite can be anything from a few hours to a whole week of supervised care for children or adults with developmental disabilities/delays. During this time, caregivers can decompress and recharge in whatever way they choose. Developmental Pathways’ Community Outreach department has developed various partnerships to provide…

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