We are excited about our partnership with First Baptist Duluth for a respite Saturday once a month.
Spectrum will be providing several paid trained staff to assist the teens and other volunteers. The upcoming Saturday schedule is:
WHAT? Saturday Respite Care is a program designed especially for children and adults with special needs who live at home ages 4-18. The program includes games, activities, a Bible lesson, crafts and music. The purpose of Respite Day is to provide rest and support to families and provide a safe Christian environment for people with special needs.
WHEN? Respite Day is held on a Saturday every month from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and allows families affected by disabilities a much-needed break. WHERE? Families may bring their children to the Family Life Center behind First Baptist Duluth for respite care.
WHO? Respite Day is staffed by volunteers from First Baptist Duluth and trained, paid workers from Spectrum Autism Support Group . At least one volunteer on duty has had CPR training, and adult volunteers have had background checks.
HOW? Respite Day is by reservation only. Families of children with special needs who have siblings may bring all of their children to enjoy the Day. You may register for the upcoming Respite Day only after the current one has passed. Note that a voluntary donation of $5.00 per child is requested. GCSS vouchers will be accepted and should be made payable to Spectrum.
RESPITE BASICS • Lunch is provided - usually cheese or hamburger pizza or chicken nuggets and fries plus Sprite or water. If your child has food allergies, you must pack a lunch. • One afternoon snack is provided - usually Sprite and water plus a banana and “goldfish” crackers.. If your child has food allergies, please pack a snack. • Dress your child in comfortable clothes. • To participate in Respite Day, each child must have a church consent form and registration information on file. This is required so volunteers may provide a safe environment for your child. • Medications for children must be administered by parents before arrival at Respite Day. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. • Questions? Contact Cathy Humphrey at 404-580-5689 or firstname.lastname@example.org Claire Dees at email@example.com
Enrollment is limited so register early to reserve your spot!