Special Education

RESPITE CARE TRAINING FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

Last Updated on May 8, 2018 at 1:05pm | Special Education

Garrett County Public Schools and Caring Communities are bringing a day-long respite care program to Garrett County. This training will prepare teens and adults to offer first-rate care for children who have mild to moderate disabilities in the home. Caring for a child with special needs can be a 24-hour-a-day job, with limited downtime to take care of family matters, catch a movie or just relax on the sofa. Parents of children with disabilities desperately need a break to rest, relieve stress and get re-energized. Respite care for a child with disabilities is something that every parent asks for, but few ever get.
 
Unlike families of typical children, who can hire a neighborhood teenager to baby-sit when they need a night out, respite care requires someone with training and confidence to tend to the child's needs. Training topics include: Role and responsibility of the Respite Care Provider (specialized babysitter), Disability information and awareness, Communication issue, Behavior management, Safety, Seizures, Assistive/adaptive equipment, and much more!
 
Saturday, May 19, 2018
10am-4pm
Garrett Enterprise Information Center (GEIC Building)
Garrett College
687 Mosser Road
McHenry, MD 21541
Room 103
To register, please contact Babette Smith @ 301-616-8119 or email babette.smith@garrettcountyschools.org.
 
Caring Communities, Inc.
A 501c3 non-profit charitable organization
1341 West Liberty Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
www.caringcommunities.org
410 549 5707
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