Participant-Directed Respite Guidebook

October 19, 2011

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pdf File RespiteGuidebookFinal.pdf (479KB) [download]

Participant-Directed Respite Guidebook (October 2011) developed by the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services for the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center.  Authors: Suzanne Crisp, Elizabeth Maguire, Isaac Selkow, and Erin Singer at NRCPDS. The guidebook is offered as a resource for programs, including State Lifespan Respite Programs, that provide respite and are interested in developing and implementing participant-directed respite. Included are: overview materials that provide content information regarding participant direction, examples from two states that currently implement participant-directed respite programs using a voucher system, and resources for additional materials.