Our family was blessed to win a special needs scholarship. As you might imagine, having a disabled child in addition to 5 other children is very stressful. We had not been out on a date in years. The scholarship program afforded us the ability to go out for a few hours on the weekends. We had an “adventure” comparing barbecue restaurants to search for the best one. For a few hours every weekend our disabled son enjoyed the company of a qualified respite worker and a time out from us, while we enjoyed great food. The whole family functioned better with more relaxed parents. Special Needs Respite Inc and this program impacted us in such a positive way we wanted to share our great experience. Thank you!
The support this organization provides for families of special needs children is awesome! The moms weekend getaway was fabulous...a chance to break away from the daily routines of the exhausting caregiving, time to relax and meet others who understand life's demands, and build new friendships! Just what the doctor ordered!
My husband and I needed some time to ourselves, and Stacy responded right away. She provided excellent care for our special and sometimes hard to manage son. It was so great to find someone we could trust with his health and safety! The break gave us new energy to keep parenting with grace.
I entered a contest to win a mommy weekend getaway, and was completely surprised when I was selected. What made it that much more wonderful was that I didn't have to worry about finding and paying someone to keep my 9 yr old son while I was away. Special Needs Respite covered all the expenses, and I was able to sit back and relax for at least whole weekend. It allowed me time to meet and connect with some other moms who had similar situations, and I got to focus on me and recharging my battery. I'm truly thankful for this experience.
Thank you so much to all that have donated. My son has been turned down for so many programs that I am so blessed and beyond grateful for the scholarship so I can get out and run to the store or Dr. Apt. This has really helped so much. I wish there was more organizations willing to help our very special children. God bless y'all.
I’m so grateful for the scholarship for respite for my son. It’s so important to have time for yourself from the day to day demands. This amazing non profit made it possible!! I am so thankful!!