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Respite Options

Below you will find listed in the Western region, respite options available to your family. You may contact agencies directly. This list is not exhaustive and other respite options and programs may exist. Some additional options are listed on the Resources page. This is not a resource for alternative respite options provided by private agencies or for-profit businesses.

Please note that every effort was made to ensure that all information is up to date and accurate. Please contact agencies directly for most up to date information and availability.

Camp Options
Planning for camp can be a difficult task. At respiteservices.com, we recommend planning as early as possible to ensure you’re able to register for the programs your family member would like to attend. Registration for camp may take place several months before the camp takes place. We recommend beginning your planning process using the following timelines:
  • For Summer camp: start planning as early as February
  • For March Break camp: start planning by January


If you are seeking respite options available in other parts of province, you can contact:

Northern Region
Highland Community Residential Services
Amanda Smith-Robinson - Respite Coordinator
Phone: 902-752-9252
Email: nrrs@hcrsweb.ca

Central (Halifax):
Autism Nova Scotia
Anna Brewer - Respite Coordinator
Phone: 902-446-4995
Email: abrewer@autismns.ca

Cape Breton
Cape Breton Community Respite
Carla Jackson - Respite Coordinator
Phone: 902-539-6685
Email: autismres@ns.sympatico.ca

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