Breakthrough provides person centered integrated services that enables adults with autism to lead purposeful lives.
As part of our commitment to the individuals we serve, D&S has developed specialized services, departments, and programs to help everyone involved; the individual, their family, and D&S staff; contribute to an environment of success and fulfillment.
Families of children with special needs seldom get a break from their daily routine. We help families with the cost of professional respite care and offer respite day camps. Families must be enrolled in TEIS to receive services.
In-Home Respite Care provides staff to stay with you for a short time to allow caregivers some rest.
The Respite Rocks program is a planned family respite program for families with children ages 2 through 17 who exhibit challenging behavior resulting from emotional disturbance or a dual diagnosis of mental retardation and behavior disorder. Ridgeview provides respite services in Knox and Anderson counties. Services are provided within the family’s own home, neighborhood, and community. The respite consultant works with parents to develop a respite plan, to train the parent in methods of obtaining respite, and to provide some direct home or community-based respite. The program objective is to enable the family to develop ongoing respite resources.
Sertoma Center provides planned respite care for adults with developmental disabilities who need occasional, temporary care. Respite services can be arranged on an hourly or daily basis. Respite supports help people who need a break or a change of scenery and can be delivered in your home or ours. We can help families with long-term, ongoing respite planning. Short term care can include both day and/or residential services.
The Tennessee Respite Coalition provides relief to families and caregivers from the extraordinary and intensive demands of providing ongoing care. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for family caregivers through respite.