Service Coordination for People with Developmental Disabilities provides families and individuals with information and links to respite services. This includes access to workers in our community that provide respite care., formerly known as Special Services Worker Bank, is part of a secure provincial website.

What is respite?
Respite is simply a ‘break’. It often helps when families have a break from the demands of care-giving. It gives the family time to be free of their care-giving responsibilities for a short time. This allows them to take care of other important things such as rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. It can also give the family member who has a developmental disability or autism opportunities to meet new people, have fun and learn new skills. In short, respite can improve the quality of life of both care-givers and their family members with developmental disabilities or autism.

To view a list of respite programs, please see links workers to families that are in need of respite and/or developmental programming for their child with a physical or developmental disability or an adult with a developmental disability. helps find a match between the family and the worker.
Community Respite Services

The respite programs, some of which are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Link to: