Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

2016 Lifespan Respite Grantee/Partner Learning Symposium

Denver, CO
September 23, 2016

Agenda, click here

Bring, Brag and Borrow Summary

Roundtable Discussions- Summary Notes

1. Increasing Stakeholder Diversity in Lifespan Respite. Facilitated by Casandra Firman, ARCH

Summary Notes

HandoutInfographic: What’s the Key Ingredient for a Successful, Sustainable Coalition? 

2. Sustainability: Lessons Learned from Exemplar States. Facilitated by Susan Janko Summers, ARCH

Summary Notes

New ARCH Publication Sustaining Lifespan Respite Systems: Lessons Learned and Practical Applications with a Checklist for Success

3. Share your Vision for Lifespan Respite.  Facilitated by Kevin Foley, ACL

Summary Notes

Shared State Tools/Resources 




    North Carolina


    • Participant List, click here
    • TA Needs Form, click here


    Lifespan Respite Update

    Kevin Foley, Administration for Community Living

    PPT Slides 

    Update from National Community of Practice on Supports to Families: Introduction to Draft Tools for Exploring Natural Supports for Respite

    Jane St. John, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Institute for Human Development, Kansas City, MO

    PPT Slides

    Speaker Bio

    ARCH Training/TA Update, What’s New from ARCH?   

    Jill Kagan, ARCH Director

    PPT Slides

    Peer-Led Discussion Topics

    What’s New in Lifespan Respite Voucher Programs?Facilitated by Liz Havenner, Lifespan Respite grant manager, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Richmond, VA

    Medicaid Waivers that Support RespiteFacilitated by Kathy Mayfield-Smith, South Carolina Respite Coalition and Research Associate Professor, Medicaid Policy and Research, Institute for Families in Society, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

    See ARCH's new Updated Compilation of Medicaid Waivers for Respite, 2016

    Lifespan Respite Track at National Lifespan Respite Conference

    In the Lifespan Respite Track, many Lifespan Respite Grantees and their partners presented updates on the successes and challenges of their grant activities. All available conference PowerPoint Presentations, including those featured in the Lifespan Respite Panel with Kevin Foley, are available for viewing or downloading on the ARCH website. Breakout Sessions in the Lifespan Respite Track are indicated by a Mountain Icon. 



    Lifespan Respite

    Technical Assistance and Resource Center

    ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

    (703) 256-2084 |

    This project is supported, in part by grant number 90LT0001, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.


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