If you would like to host an event or schedule a training, contact us at info@alabamarespite.org.

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

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.


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.

CampUs Huge Success PDF Print E-mail

Alabama Respite wants to take a moment to celebrate with our friends from Samford University and the Jefferson/Shelby County Sharing the Care (STC) for the huge success of CampUs.  Check out this link to see more - including several pictures http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/06/camp_ends_but_memories_will_li.html#/0.

Reaching Out to Faith Communities: Alabama Respite Needs Your Help PDF Print E-mail

The mission of Alabama Respite Resource is to lighten the burden on caregivers, by making caregiver supports more readily available in Alabama. One of the ways this is accomplished is through partnerships with faith communities.   Alabama Respite is able to provide training and technical assistance, but we need to know what is needed!   If you are involved with ministry or planning efforts for your faith community, please click here to take a quick survey to help us understand your needs.  We can also use your support getting this link to ministry leaders and pastoral staff throughout the state.


If you have questions or want to find out more about ministering to caregivers in your community, please contact Anna Hines-Capron by phone at (256)859-4900 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Caregiver Survey Open Now PDF Print E-mail

Alabama Respite is gathering information from caregivers throughout the state about connecting with individual respite providers (non-agency providers). The purpose of this brief survey is to find out how family caregivers are currently or have in the past used individuals to provide respite care, and what mechanisms they would like to see developed for the future.  Please complete the survey by clicking the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G7LFSB9. Participation by caregivers in this survey is completely voluntary and all participant information will be kept confidential.  We hope to capture feedback from across the lifespan and disabilities.

Camp Candlelight PDF Print E-mail

The Epilepsy Foundation is taking applications for Camp Candlelight at Camp ASSCCA , a camp for children diagnosed with epilepsy.  There are just a few openings left at this time and applications should be sent in by May 31st.  Camp Candlelight dates are June 30th through July 5th.  You can download an application from the Camp Ascca website at www.campascca.org. Mail your completed application to the address on the form but write on the form Attention David Toenes, Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama.  This will ensure your application is processed as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact David Toenes at 251-341-0170. For more information about the camp, go to www.campascca.org. The Epilepsy Foundation provides scholarships to cover the cost of camp, but the family must provide transportation.

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