Taking care of a child or adult on the autistic spectrum can be challenging. Being a parent on the autism spectrum can be difficult. Parents and other caregivers often don’t have enough time for themselves, and need a break to re-energize.
Because the Autism Society Treasure Valley (ASTV) recognizes the importance of caregivers taking care of themselves, we offer “Take A Break on ASTV”. Under this program, you will receive:
- a $25 restaurant gift certificate;
- 2 movie tickets; and
- up to 4 hours of respite care for your dependent(s) at $10/hour (total $40)
How to Apply:
This program is not based on income – packets are given to autistic adults and parents of autistic individuals. To participate in the Take A Break on ASTV program, please register via email at email@example.com, or use the contact form. Please write “Take A Break” in the subject line and tell us: who you are a caregiver for, and your home address.
ASTV awards three Take A Break packages each week. Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. One packet per household per year, please. Currently this program serves families in the Treasure Valley area of southern Idaho.
Guidelines For Respite Care:
Parents/caregivers are responsible for arranging the respite care. Family members are welcome to provide respite care, and we strongly recommend they are over the age of 18.
ASTV will pay the respite care provider directly. We will send you a form to give to your respite care provider to fill out and return to ASTV for payment after respite care services are provided.
To Donate to Take A Break on ASTV:
We depend on our generous sponsors to make this program possible. If you would like to contribute to “Take A Break on ASTV” or donate gift certificates for use by families, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the contact form. Please write “Take A Break Donation” in the subject line.