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Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network® (Alabama Respite) is a program of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Huntsville and Tennessee Valley.

Respite Night Out in Etowah County PDF Print E-mail
Alabama Respite, in collaboration with Etowah County Sharing the Care, hosted a respite night out for families who are parent members of Down's Syndrome Alabama (DSL) Northeast Area.  Eleven children, including siblings, participated in a fun night of activities while their parent took a break.
Jana Massenburg, the coordinator of the parent's group said, "We had a great time!!! Great feedback from the parents!  Everyone is looking forward to another!".  This respite night was held in celebration of November as National Family Caregiver Month and Respite Awareness Month in the state of Alabama.
Carl Brady, of TV24 visited the program and interviewed Jana and the pastor of Life Church, Keith of us for a spot on the local news.
Thanks so much to Life Church of Rainbow city for providing the location for this respite night and to the volunteers who worked with us to provide this respite.  If you or your church is interested in providing a respite night out for family caregivers, Alabama Respite has a faith based tool kit that can help with that.  As well, our staff can provide needed technical assistance.
 
South Alabama Legislative Forum Highlights PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - Alabama Respite collaborated with Alabama ARISE and the League of Women Voters Mobile to host a legislative forum for citizens of South Alabama. The event was held at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church.  Five local legislators attended and answered questions from the host organizations and from the audience on a range of issues, including services for persons with disabilities and their family caregivers.  After the question and answer portion of the program, caregivers and others had an opportunity to meet with the legislators to tell them their personal stories and start a dialogue about the needs they see for their community.  Caregivers also submitted photos and letters to the legislators which outlined their stories and requests for actions.

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Complimentary Seating Still Available for Upcoming Fearless Caregiver Conference - Birmingham, AL PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, October 31 from 8:30am - 2:30 pm; Rosewood Hall at Homewood City Hall, 2850 19th Street South, Homewood, AL 35209.  Caregivers interested in complimentary seating should contact Kathy at 1-877-829-2734.

 
South AL 2014 Legislative Event PDF Print E-mail

IT'S YOUR TURN TO SPEAK!

You are invited to join the conversation between South Alabama legislators and their constituents. Come and lift your voice.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
6:00 — 7:30 P.M.
(Fellowship & light hors d’oeuvres 5:30 P.M.)
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
McGowin Hall
1507 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36604

Sponsored by South Alabama Arise members with the League of Women Voters of Mobile & Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network

For a printable event flyer, click here!

 
Register for Walk-N-Roll by September 6! PDF Print E-mail

The 2013 Walk-N-Roll for the Spina Bifida Association of Alabama will take place on Saturday, October 5 at the Montgomery Zoo.  Registration begins at 9am and the Walk-N-Roll begins at 10am.

There are lots of great ways to participate including Team Captain, Individual Walker, Corporate Sponsor, or General Donor. Registration is easy; just visit http://2013wnr4sbofal.kintera.org/ Click the link to register and the website will walk you through the process, step by step. All event attendees must be registered by September 6th to receive free registration and a complimentary event t-shirt. A $20.00 registration fee applies after September 6th. (Event t-shirt not included)

 

The Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is a family-friendly, walk event being held in various locations across the country to raise awareness about Spina Bifida and celebrate the accomplishments of the over 166,000 Americans living with it. All proceeds are used for programs and services for people living with Spina Bifida.

 
Autism Society of Alabama Accepting Applications for Camp Frog 2013 PDF Print E-mail

The Autism Society of Alabama will be hosting Camp Frog at Camp ASCCA in Jackson's Gap, AL on September 13-15, 2013. ASA's Fall Family Camp allows children (ages 6-21) and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder to experience camp in a traditional setting with all the supports needed for success.  Click here for a link to the application.

 

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Connecting Awareness, Resources, & Relief PDF Print E-mail

The Jefferson/Shelby County Sharing the Care (STC), a community initiative of Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network, invites caregivers, service prfoessionals, and policy makers to attend, "Connecting Awareness, Resources, & Relief". This is an educational event that brings together caregivers and policymakers to discuss the importance of respite and the impact of family caregiving in Alabama.  The event will take place on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 9am-12:30pm at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Auditorium, 2612 Lane Park Raod in Birmingham.  Brunch will be served.  Space is limited, so please RSVP by August 7 at (205)383-1207 extention 106.

 

 
Join Us Thursday for Madison County STC Kickoff PDF Print E-mail

The Madison County Sharing the Care (STC) will have its first meeting on Thursday, July 25 at 10am at the UCP Huntsville Keats Drive Building, 1856 Keats Drive in Huntsville.  STC brings together family caregivers, service professionals, and community volunteers to educate, expand services, and advocate for respite services and caregiver supports.  Call Anna at 256-859-4900 for more information.

 
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