Carlisle - Friday Evening Respite

Evening Respite offers care and recreation for children and adults with disabilities on designated Fridays from 6-10pm. We accept all age groups and siblings as well.


Alternatives Carlisle

20 East North Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
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Dates are subject to change and additional dates may be added as the program grows.

Please contact Kathleen Smith and Becki Kreiser by Wednesday if you plan to attend. Kathleen at and Becki at E-mail is the preferred method, however if that is not convenient, you can call Kathleen at 717.737.3477.

Some weeks are busier than others. We will let you know as soon as possible when your family member has been added to the list. You must receive a confirmation in order to attend. We are required to have a minimum of 8 participants to run the program. If we do not have the minimum signed up by Wednesday families will be notified that it has been cancelled that week. We understand that this may make it difficult to plan ahead. We would suggest that back-up arrangements be made for very special events that cannot be changed.
Maintaining adequate participant/staff ratios is necessary to ensure participants enjoy themselves in a safe environment. Unfortunately “Drop-ins” cannot be accepted.

Please remember that respite starts at 6pm and participants must be picked up by 10pm.

Funding is available through Cumberland/Perry IDD and through a grant for members of The Autism Society. Private Pay is accepted.

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