The Rapid Relief Respite Program, also called the “Triple R” Program, is a respite care program providing a few hours a month of professional and targeted care to children on the autism spectrum and their siblings. D.A.T.S.M.O.M. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Tametria Conner Dantzler created this program to allow parents to run errands and engage in self care activities while knowing their children are in good hands. D.A.T.S.M.O.M. understands the need for relief. With or without family members assisting, it takes special people who can can relate to and cater to the needs of different ability children while creating a welcoming and thriving environment for them.
Eastdale Baptist Church located at 400 North Burbank Drive in Montgomery, AL is the first community partner serving as a host site for the Rapid Respite Relief Program. Once a month on a Saturday, D.A.T.S.M.O.M. will host a respite care event from 1p.m. to 5p.m. The first respite care event will be Saturday, April 30th, 2022. Click here to complete the registration form. Click here to view the full 2022 Rapid Respite Relief Program Schedule.
Please e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 334-669-6590 for more information.
Community Partners: Host Site
The program outcome is for families of children on the autism spectrum in the Tri-County area to have a stable community support system for respite relief. The goal is to recruit 3-4 community partners to host the Rapid Relief Program once a month on the weekend for 3-4 hours. The respite care would take place at the community partner’s premises with D.A.T.S.M.O.M. project staff and volunteers.
Community Partners: Free Autism Training
D.A.T.S.M.O.M. will offer free autism caregiver training to the community partner’s staff and/or volunteers. It is D.A.T.S.M.O.M.’s hope the training will equip them with the necessary knowledge to support individuals on the spectrum. The training will also encourage the community partner’s staff/volunteers to institute autism-friendly measures and inclusion accommodations while rendering services. We want your staff to be able to interact and engage with our families during the respite program and when they return to your venue for services.
If your organization is interested in serving as a host site, click here to complete the form.