Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

2015 Lifespan Respite Grantee/Partner Learning Symposium

Washington, DC
August 31, 2015

Agenda, click here


  • Symposium Notes, including Grantee/Partner Updates - Bring, Brag and Borrow, click here

Shared State Tools/Resources 


New Hampshire


New Jersey

North Carolina


  • OH Lifespan Respite Volunteer Respite Expansion Mini-grants




  • Participant List, click here
  • TA Needs Form, click here
  • AARP Infographic from Valuing the Invaluable, 2015, click here


Lifespan Respite Update

Kevin Foley, Administration for Community Living

PPT Slides 

Respite’s Role in Enhancing Protective Factors to Strengthen Families and Prevent Abuse and Neglect 

Casandra Firman, ARCH Senior Staff

PPT Slides

National Community of Practice on Supports to Families: Exploring Natural Supports for Respite    

Mary Lee Fay, Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, Alexandria, VA

PPT Slides

Handout: Issue Brief - Overview of LifeCourse Framework, March 2015

Respite Research Agenda from the ARCH Expert Panel on Respite Research – the Implications for Lifespan Respite       

Ray Kirk, PhD, ARCH Senior Consultant

PPT Slides

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

Jill Kagan, ARCH Director

PPT Slides

Peer-Led Discussion Topics 

Tapping into State Initiatives to Ensure Respite and Family Caregiver Support, Facilitated by Pam Catt-Oliason, ID Commission on Aging

PPT Slides

Lifespan Respite Grantee Role in Providing TA to Local Programs to Ensure Meaningful Outcomes and Sustainability, Facilitated by MaryJo Alimena Caruso, PA Respite Coalition

PPT Slides

Successful State Approaches for Measuring Lifespan Respite Outcomes, Co-facilitated by Emily Kearns, MA Lifespan Respite Coalition and Joyce Pohlman, TX Department of Aging and Disability Services

PPT Slides


Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance Center

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

4016 Oxford Street

Annandale, VA 22003

(703) 256-2084

This project is supported, in part by grant number 90LT0002, 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.


The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is a division of the Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc. | 800 Eastowne Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 |



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