The Toronto Developmental Services Respite Network was formed in September 2000 as a result of "Making Services Work for People". The Respite Network was instrumental in the development of respiteservices.com to be its central service mechanism and a central resource of information for families in Toronto.
The Respite Network has two specific mandates:
a) To design, support and oversee a model for the delivery of a range of respite services, including an access process, for children with significant physical, medical and/or developmental disabilities and adults with developmental disabilities.
b) To develop a wide range of responsive respite options, with particular emphasis on children who are medically fragile, or with significant physical disabilities, as well as, individuals with autism and/or a dual diagnosis.
The following agencies are members of the Respite Network. These agencies may or may not provide direct respite services, but all are interested in the development of a more dynamic respite network in the Toronto Region.
More information on these agencies can be found by clicking on the names below. Those providing a respite service are marked with an asterisk (**).