Frequently Asked Questions

Respite Care

What is respite care?


Respite is an interval of relief during a period of time. Respite services provides a period of relief for caregivers, parents, and families.




Who is respite care for?


Awesome Respite provides respite care service to children with special needs. We specialize in caring for children on the Autism Spectrum. Your child does not need an ASD diagnosis to recieve our respite care services.




Do I need this service?


The demands of childcare can become overwhelming for families raising children with special needs. Awesome Respite aims to reduce some of the stress families with children on the Autism Spectrum deal with by providing in-home and community-based childcare services. Our goal is to lessen family life challenges for parents and siblings.




What age group does Awesome Respite provide services to?


Awesome Respite provides services for children ages 3-21 years of age.




What if I have a question that is not listed here?


If you have a question that is not listed here, we encourage you to contact us via email at awesome.respite@gmail.com. You may also give us a call at 410-290-3299.




What's different about Awesome Respite?


Awesome Respite offers families an individualized childcare experience. Our goal is to serve each child and family based on their individual needs. When a staff member from Awesome Respite provides care to your child, they are required to inquire about your child’s daily schedule, activities you would like then engaged in during that time, and so forth. We strive to provide your child with as much structure and follow schedules you already have in place. Check out our services page to see what services we offer.




Does Awesome Respite provide ABA services?


No. Awesome Respite provides in-home and community-based childcare services only. If you are seeking ABA Therapy we recommend contacting our friends at Proud Moments. Tell them Awesome Respite referred you!





Scheduling Respite

Can I schedule respite for a date night?


Whether you have a family trip, summer break, or just need a date night, we have you covered! Families use our services for quick grocery runs, mini getaways, bus stop pickups and so much more! If you have any questions feel free to send us an email awesome.respite@gmail.com.




What if I need someone to spend the night with my kid?


Breathe, we have you covered! Before scheduling an overnight respite care service, we will schedule a brief consultation about the needs of your child during the time of your absence. Once an Awesome Respite Staff is assigned we will collect information about where things are in your home, nightly routine for your child, and so forth. We will go into great detail to make sure we are able to provide the best service possible care while you are away.





Consultation

What is a consultation?


Consultations are scheduled prior to recieving any services from us. Consultations allow us to collect key information about the needs of your child(ren), meet your child(ren), and plan how we can best support your family. To request a consultation or learn more visit our Consultation Page. You may also reach out to Justin via email at jnwachu@awesomerespite.com for all things consultation.




Are consultations mandatory?


Yes! Our policy states that an in-person consultation is a requirement before we provide any services to your child.





Paying for Respite

How do I pay for services?


All payments are submitted electronically unless otherwise requested by the parent(s). Parents recieve an invoice via their Brightwheel accounts each month. We accept payment for services via PayPal, Venmo, mobile payments through Square, and check. We also accept Low Intensitiy Support Services (LISS). For more information about LISS funding click here. LISS awards up to $2000 to assist eligible children and adults with developmental disabilities with purchasing eligible services and/or items to address their needs. Families may also apply for funding through their counites Department of Human Services. If you are interested in learning more about funding through DHS reach out to Toya via email at ldrummond@awesomerespite.com. Unfortunately, at this time we do not accept insurance or the autism wavier. This will be an accepted form of payment in the near future!!





Awesome Respite Childcare Services, LLC 

www.awesomerespite.com

Columbia, Maryland

Phone: 410.290.3299

Fax: 410.290.5285

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