Next Respite Night will be in January
Respite Nights are like a big party for children with special needs and their siblings. Parents enjoy a night off, while kids enjoy a uniquely themed experience. Experiences include carnival games, interactive play, face-painting, sensory rooms, and even special visits from therapy pet friends. Respite Nights are offered four times per year.
Please note: pre-registration is required and parents must complete a plan of care form for each child with special needs.
Frequently asked questions
How does check-in work?
Check-in begins at 6pm with a special welcome from our volunteers. Please enter through our east church entrance. It’s the same entrance you will use when returning to pick up your children at the end of the evening.
What will the children do?
Is dinner provided?
A pizza dinner is provided for the children along with Goldfish crackers, lemonade, and water. You are also welcome to send dinner with your child(ren).
What is the evening schedule like?
We start with dinner and enjoy a sing-along. From 6:45-7:45pm, Group A (children with special needs) enjoy activities in our main building area while Group B (siblings) enjoy activities in our Kids wing. At 7:45pm, the two groups switch locations. Parents pick up their children at 9pm back where they started.
Will there be a nurse on site?
Volunteer medical professionals are on site to care for any specific needs your child may have during the evening.