Lifespan Respite Reauthorization bill introduced in House

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) introduced the Lifespan Respite Reauthorization Act (HR 3266).  This bill reauthorizes the Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006, which aims to improve the delivery and quality of respite care services available to families across all age and disability groups by establishing coordinated lifespan respite systems.  H.R. 3266 would continue these efforts and provide for increased funding authorization levels.  To date, the Lifespan Respite Act of 2006 has funded thirty state grants to identify and coordinate respite services available through various state agencies, build respite capacity by recruiting and training respite workers, and raise awareness about respite through public education campaigns.  Learn more at the AoA website.

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