Frequently Asked Questions

Respite Care FAQs

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?

Respite care is provided to children with special needs or children on the Autism Spectrum that require specialaized childcare 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.

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

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.

What ages does Awesome Respite serve?

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

How do I pay for services?

You will recieve an invoice sent to you email. The invoice is detailed to the time you receievd our services. 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 residing in Howard County can apply for assistance through the Department of Social Services. Click here for more information. 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!!

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 so that we may address and answer your question.

What's different about Awesome Respite?

Awesome Respite Childcare Services 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.

Awesome Respite Childcare Services, LLC

Columbia, Maryland

Phone: 410.290.3299

Fax: 410.290.5285

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