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Your UCP: National October 11, 2003
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Respite / Support Groups
Support is very important to a family’s mental and physical health as well as its ability to cope. That goes double for individuals and families with disabilities, where support then becomes a critical issue. Families with disabilities are not just dealing with young children with disabilities. It affects people of all ages. As baby-boomers age, families may be dealing with cross-generational support issues.

Support can come in many shapes and sizes. One such example is respite care. Not all local UCP affiliates offer respite care or respitality programs. Please contact your local UCP to see if they offer individual and/or family supports groups, respite care or respitality programs.
Documents:
What Is Respite Care?
As I See It…A Parent's Perspective
Parenting a Child with Cerebral Palsy (or Parents' Rights)
Web Site Helps Seriously Ill Children
A Child’s Best Advocate Is the Parent
Parent to Parent: How to Create Your Own Local Program

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