Additional Sources of Respite

The Delaware Autism Program provides respite for school-age children in the public school system who are currently enrolled in one of the six programs through DAP.  All respite is provided through the DAP staff and cost is based on the family’s income.

Phone:  302-292-6021


The Division of Developmental Disabilities Service’s mission is to improve the quality of life for Delaware’s citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.  All children and adults with developmental disabilities are able to receive respite if they are registered with DDDS.  There is no cost to families to access respite.

Phone: (866) 552-5758


DSAAPD advocates for, provides access to, and coordinates long-term services and supports in the most appropriate setting.

Phone: (800) 223-9074


Medicaid Managed Care allows for the delivery of Medicaid health benefits and services through contracted arrangements between state Medicaid agencies and managed care organizations (MCOs).  Respite services are currently available through the following MCOs: United Healthcare and Health Options.

To access respite services, contact your Medicaid provider today.


  • Respite Care Options

Flyers are available at the links below for other respite care options.

Aging Individuals and Grandparents

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia

Developmental Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, and Developmental Delays


Additionally, respite services may be available to you if your loved one is currently receiving services through a hospice agency.  To find out if your agency offers respite, contact them directly.