Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act

Reprinted from National Down Syndrome Congress

NDSC is also advocating for the passage of the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act (S. 995/ HR 2035), which would reauthorize the Lifespan Respite Care Program to provide grants to states, help build coordinated state lifespan respite systems, help family caregivers pay for respite or find funding sources, encourage development of new and innovative community and faith-based respite opportunities, and trains respite workers and volunteers. On July 17, along with the Autism CARES Act noted above, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted favorably to advance this bill to the House floor. Click here for more information about this bill and to join advocacy efforts.