ERIC Number: ED259520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Parent's Guide to the Easter Seal Society Respite Care Co-op.
Shaw, Lorraine E.; Gallegos, Tonya D.
The paper describes a respite care cooperative in Orange County, California in which parents of handicapped children help other parents by providing a break from continuous care. The model features ongoing training and no cost for services. Goals and principles of the program are delineated, and procedures regarding such aspects as application process, confidentiality, first aid requirements, insurance, job descriptions, meals, and recordkeeping are noted. Parents earn respite time for themselves by providing respite to other families. Appended materials include an example of a respite ledger, discussion of first aid training, and sample respite forms. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Program Development, Recordkeeping, Respite Care
Easter Seal Society-Orange County Regional Office, 151 Kalmus Drive, F-3, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Easter Seal Society, Costa Mesa, CA. Orange County Regional Office.