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About Respite Services

Sometimes you need a break, we totally get it! Respite services provide short-term relief for families and caregivers of individuals with autism. Our resource library provides information on respite care options, including in-home and out-of-home services.


Artful Start

  • Artful Start organizes art programs for children with special needs throughout the community. Programs are run by trained volunteers with an adaptable curriculum to allow all participants to reach their maximum potential.

Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) —Teen and Adult Day Adventure

  • 210.671.8112

  • Physical Address: 2525 Ladd St., Bldg. 3850, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236

  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 27086, SA TX 78227

  • A supervised social program for teens and young adults with developmental disabilities, ages 14-40 (with no aggressive behavior); scheduled for one Saturday per month. Activities include dinner, movies, sporting events, concerts, and dances; teens may bring a date. Respite Club membership required.

Mission Road Ministries - Mom’s Morning Out

  • 210.334.2437

  • 8706 Mission Rd, SA TX 78214

  • Mission Road Ministries offers Mom’s Morning Out *each month. The program allows parents with children with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD) some much deserved free time - even “me” time. This fun and important program is available to families living in San Antonio & Bexar County caring for a child with IDD. Tuition cost is $40/ child for 4 hours of care and must be between the ages of 6 thru 17. The program is from 9 AM - 1 PM. Program runs 1 Saturday per month and dates are on the website.

Respite Care of San Antonio

  • 210.737.1212

  • 605 Belknap Pl., SA TX 78212

  • Families may bring their children (6 wks. To 17 yrs.) with special needs and medical complex conditions. Monday - Friday from 7:30am –6pm; non-disabled siblings (up to the age of 12) welcome.

San Antonio Busy Bodies

  • 210.545.2840

  • 11985 Starcrest Dr, SA TX 78247

  • Busy bodies is a learning center providing services for children including the development of fine and gross motor skills; balance; ocular motor control; attention span; self-esteem; and social skills. To qualify for the program; the child must attend an initial assessment for $200; in which the doctors determine what kind of treatment the child requires. The following therapy sessions are $35/hour. Busy bodies accepts some commercial insurance; but mainly private pay.

Special Reach Inc

  • 210.784.7478

  • 6851 Citizens Pkwy suite #220, San Antonio TX 78229

  • Party night is a Special Reach’s unique twist on Parent’s night out. It’s a great opportunity to develop social skills and meet other children aged 6-18. Additional summer program locations are available as well as new programs such as San Antonio Adventure Program.


Mission Road Ministries - Respite Care

  • 210.334.2437

  • 8706 Mission RD, SA TX 78214

  • Children with Intellectual Disabilities have lived on the campus of Mission Road for nearly 65 years. We know what it takes to care for children who require individualized attention and constant supervision. At Mission Road we can provide your child with a weekend of fun and activity; while giving you the rest and relief you deserve. Your child will spend the weekend in one of our 5 cottages; interacting and playing with other children; all under the watchful eye of trained residential care professionals. A gymnasium; basketball court; sensory room; playground and Open Air Pavilion provide the backdrop for stimulating activities. A menu of meals and snacks carefully designed by our licensed dietitian are served family style. Our on- campus Health Care clinic dispenses any medications your child may need during their stay.

Maxim Healthcare Services

  • 210.341.3800

  • 7550 IH 10 West, Ste. 1001, SA TX 78229

  • Contact Person: Angela Barker, Business Development Manager Provides Private Duty Nursing, Companion services, respite care; Insurances accepted: Traditional Medicaid, Superior Medicaid, AmeriGroup, Molina, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Health Care, TriCare, Humana Military, Cigna, Care Centrix and most other insurances. Please, feel free to call the office should you need help with a funding source. Ramiro P. Estrada Respite Station - Children’s Hospital of San Antonio....210.704.3497 519 W. Houston, SA TX 78207 A respite program for families of children with developmental disabilities and multiple medical conditions; the program is available to children from birth to 18 years of age who require skilled car and medical support services.

Respite Care of San Antonio

  • 210.737.1212

  • Davidson Respite House (DRH), 605 Belknap Place, SA TX 78212

  • Emergency/crisis facility dedicated to caring for children with special needs and complex medical conditions. Children may be placed at the DRH by their families so that they may attend to a crisis. Children are placed by the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services as a result of abuse or neglect; cares for children ages 0 to 17 years of age. The shelter is open 365 days per year, 24 hours per day. 

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