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Central West Specialized Developmental Services

Central West Specialized Developmental Services is requesting crisis support for families caring for their family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities with complex needs. The pandemic has shown the social isolation experienced by families in providing care for their vulnerable family members. Crisis situations have risen throughout the pandemic, causing poor mental and physical health for the caregiver and potentially leading to abandonment, abuse, and inadequate care for people with developmental disabilities. Funding this respite program to
reduce crisis situations.

This quote highlights program value: “This opportunity was needed as I am overwhelmed between caring for my high needs children and my sick mother.”