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Creating respite solutions for Nova Scotia families of children and adult children with chronically high needs

2010

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These findings are consistent with the experiences of the Nova Scotia families of children and adults with disabilities that informed the recommendations for the Continuing Care Strategy for Nova Scotia (see Appendix A for an outline of the recommendations). [...] The intention of the committee was to identify family and systemic issues related to respite and to offer solutions in consultation with families. [...] Overview of the Respite Workshops and Evaluation he workshop, “Creating Respite Solutions for Nova Scotia Families of Children and T Adult Children with Chronically High Needs” (hereafter, the “respite workshop”), was designed to provide information and strategies to empower parents so that they could develop meaningful respite solutions for their families. [...] As suggested by CACL, the curriculum content was modified to reflect the needs of Nova Scotia families of children and adult children and adapted for a broader range of high- needs and diagnoses. [...] As a result, the NS Respite Partnership developed a respite education workshop and associated evaluation project in which parents were gathered to do the following: define respite; characterize their present respite needs and current supports and service options; generate a menu of the different types and models of respite; and develop recommendations for respite programs, services and pol

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