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Caregiver Respite Program for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

The Caregiver Respite Program provides out-of-home short-term respite for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  The respite home is situated in the city of Cornwall.  Staff are trained to meet the various needs of both children and adults as well as providing them with a meaningful experience in the areas of recreation, socialization and adaptive daily living skills.

Caregivers can benefit from short-term respite services which provides them with the opportunity to engage in self-care and/or tend to other needs.



Children must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Family Respite Program:

  • For children 0-18 with an intellectual/developmental disability.

*Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder must also have an intellectual/developmental disability diagnosis to qualify for the Family Respite Program.


You must be referred by Developmental Services Ontario Eastern Region (DSOER)  

Referral Process:


If your child meets the above criteria, please fill out one of the two following referral forms:

Please send your referral form by email to intake@inspire-sdg.ca or by fax to 613-937-4550.

If you have any questions regarding the referral process, please call 613-937-3072 extension 233 or email intake@inspire-sdg.ca


After you have been referred by DSOER, a member of the Respite Team will contact you to discuss your request.

Cost: Fees will apply and will be discussed upon assessment.