Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

2014 Lifespan Respite Grantee/Partner Learning Symposium

Nashville, TN
October 10, 2014

Agenda, click here

Summary: Grantee/Partner Updates 
Click here



Participant List, click here.

TA Needs Form, click here.


Peer-Led Discussion Topics 

State Strategies for Engaging Employers in Lifespan Respite
Facilitators: Meghan Baskett and Lynn Robinson, Easter Seals, CO and Peggy Spaulding, CO Lifespan Respite grantee

Notes and Resources

Respite Messaging and Public Awareness
Facilitator: Gina Ervay, KS Lifespan Respite, on behalf of the ARCH Ad Hoc Messaging Group

PPT Presentation 

Using Technology to Reach Family Caregivers
Facilitator: Linda Irizarry, DC Office on Aging

PPT Presentation


Operationalizing Outcomes for your Lifespan Respite Activities, PPT Presentation

Greg Link, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging and Casandra Firman, ARCH Evaluation Specialist

Answering Your Questions about Consumer-Directed Respite/Implications for Respite of New Department of Labor Requirements, PPT Presentation

Merle Edwards-Orr, PhD, LICSW, National Resource Center for Participant Directed Services

Fair Labor Standards Act Home Care Rule Toolkit from NRCPDS, click here.

States Share Sustainability Planning Process and Progress

Joan Rafferty and Amy Nazaire, MA Lifespan Respite Coalition, PPT Presentation

Ellen Nau, VA Lifespan Respite grantee and VA Caregiver Coalition, PPT Presentation


ARCH Training/TA Update, PPT Presentation 

State Lifespan Respite Summit Specifications, click here.


National Conference Lifespan Respite Track

See sessions in Conference Program identified by the musical rest 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.


The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is a program of Families and Communities Rising |4220 NC Hwy 55, Suite 330, Durham, NC 27713 |



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