Respite Database Service
Autism Nova Scotia is operating a Respite Database in the Halifax and Annapolis Valley area where families can connect with trained respite workers and other respite services. These respite workers have been screened via a background check, a vulnerable sector check and a child abuse registry check. For more information, visit the respite services page.
What is respite?
Respite has been traditionally defined as a “short break” for caregivers of persons with disabilities. Recently, respite has evolved to allow respite workers to mentor individuals and assist them with socialization and increase their participation in the community.
Autism Nova Scotia is operating a Respite Database in the Halifax Area where families can connect with trained respite workers and other respite services. These respite workers have been screened via a background police check with vulnerable sector check, a child abuse registry check and reference checks. In addition, they have their first aid certification and have been provided with respite training. The database is similar to respiteservices.com that is used in Ontario and has been successful since 2007. The database has had cross (dis)Ability applications since 2015. As of May 2017, we have outside of the HRM to the service areas of the Annapolis Valley region.
What are we looking for?
Spryfield/Sambro Loop/Prospect Road
10 am - 4 pm two days a week
Halifax Bedford Basin West
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8-6.
July - August: 2 days a week from 8 am - 6 pm.
Middle/Upper Sackville/Beaver Bank/Lucasville
Weds: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thurs: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Halifax South Downtown
Mon, Tues, Weds: 1-5 pm and sometimes Thurs, Sat: 6-9 pm
Halifax Peninsula North
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 am - 5 pm
Fridays from 12:30 pm - 10 pm
Timberlea/Beechville/Clayton Park West
Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-7 pm
Every Second Sunday: 9 am - 4pm OR 12 pm - 7 pm
Every afternoon for 3-4 hours