Every parent is a hero, but a family in which one parent is an active duty air force member and the other cares for a child with special needs is in a league of its own! Bravo to the air force for recognizing this and starting this program.
Respite care is a vital part of keeping families going when there is a child with special needs. This is especially true if one parent or caregiver must be away a lot for work or, in this case, serving our country. Respite care allows the caregiver to take a breather to take care of him or herself once in a while. We all know the toll that stress, especially chronic stress, can take on our health and well-being so giving these caregivers a break is a must for the while family.