An opportunity to refresh

Respite Providers and families can onboard our database to explore respite support, events, programs, training and other resources within their community.


What is RespiteNS is a unique platform designed to facilitate respite opportunities that empower families and individuals to live their best life. It is our goal to facilitate successful respite matches that allow and support individuals to live their lives more fully at home, in community and beyond.


What is Respite

Respite is a family support service that provides support with a family member who has a disability or diverse support needs. Respite creates greater opportunities for all family members to live actively and participate in community activities.


Benefits of Respite

Respite is a resource that promotes independence and space for both individuals and caregivers. It allows individuals to participate in their community more fully with support from an independent respite provider.

We work to Support Respite

Cape Breton

Cape Breton Community Respite is managed by The Society for Treatment of Autism (NS) and connects families with support workers who can be mentors to individuals of all ages with disabilities not just children.


Central Region

Respite Support and Navigation Services is managed by Autism Nova Scotia (ANS) in the central region of Nova Scotia. Autism Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization with core values of Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Acceptance, and Courage.


Northern Region

Northern Region Respite Services (NRRS) is managed by Highland Community Residential Services (HCRS). HCRS exists to foster personal growth, independent living, and a high quality of life for persons with a developmental disability and/or who are dealing with a mental health challenge.


Western Region

Respite Support and Navigation Services are available to you through The Yarmouth Association for Community Residential Options (YACRO), a not-for-profit Agency, provides residential support for children and adults with disabilities. The Agency exists to enhance each person’s potential to live, work and socialize within the community in the least restrictive, most inclusive manner.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require more information on,
please contact Autism Nova Scotia (host agency for the Nova Scotia site)

Autism Nova Scotia
Autism Nova Scotia Bedford
Katie Ellick

Recreation and Respite Coordinator
Family Support

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