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Respite Care

Down Right Incredible Respite Care for Special Needs Adults

DRI provides families much-needed respite from the rigors and challenges they face every day. This will give families the peace of mind that their special needs loved one is safe, well cared for and engaged.

Respite care is temporary relief care designed for families of adults with developmental disabilities. This program is designed to help families. Caretakers often face serious problems and stress as a result of balancing the needs of their loved one with the needs of themselves and other family members. Respite care provides a time for the family to reduce stress and help maintain family relations.

Benefits of Respite

Social Skills Development

Interacting with peers in an environment that encourages and supports social development.


Many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones, but the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support.


Contributes to good physical and emotional health and allows families to successfully continue caring for their family member at home.


Improves long-term family stability, but increases skills and enhances self-confidence. Parents find their loved one with a new can-do spirit, more energy, and noticeable improvement.

Disability Resources, Incorporated's respite care serves to support families by providing temporary relief from the stress and responsibilities of having a family member with developmental disabilities at home. This time proivides an opportunity to make social adjustments and meet new and different people. The respite program is fully incorporated into the day-to-day activities that our full time folks at DRI enjoy every day.

Respite Care Application Deadline:

One week prior to respite.

Completed applications will be kept on file for future use


3602 North Clack
Abilene, Texas 79601