Respite Cooperative Program

The Respite Cooperative Program is designed to provide a monthly respite opportunity for parents of children with special needs.

  • Serves children ages 1-12 years old who have been identified as having developmental delays and/or disability, and their typically developing siblings
  • A caregiver to child ratio of 1:3 is maintained to ensure the safety of children participating in the EEIC Respite Cooperative.
  • No charge to participate.  Rather, this model of Respite Care requires that the parents enroll in the Cooperative, and take turns on a rotating basis serving as one of the volunteer caregivers.
  • Children play indoors and outdoors, when weather allows, watch movies, and eat dinner while their parents enjoy a much needed respite.
  • A specific diagnosis is not required for enrollment.
  • Nationally accredited by Council on Accreditation.
  • Meets once a month for three hours on a Saturday evening in Epworth’s Early Intervention Center.

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