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If you know of a good respite program and would like it added to this list, please send info with contact number for the respite program to Marian Helmick at: [email protected]

Very Important: If a respite program falls on or close to a holiday, please call the contact number to confirm or if the date has been changed.  (This information is automatically posted and might not show a date change.)

By Location: 

West Side:

Middleburg Heights:

Free: 

1st Saturday of Every Month.
**(Jan 1st has been moved to Jan 8th.)

Respite night - Take a Break - Grace Church

Monthly on the first Saturday 

Grace Church
7393 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
(see google map link below)


For first time - you'll need to register:

If you have a family member with special needs and would like to participate in the Take-A-Break program, please contact the church at: (440) 243-4885  http:[email protected]

Or Contact:

Becki Parrott, Ministry Coordinator [email protected] 
Rich Miltner, Ministry Coordinator [email protected] 
Tina Kozarik, Ministry Team Leader [email protected]



Hi Everyone,

This is a great program for children and young adults of all ages and special needs. My son totally enjoyed the program and I thought it was great, I had the pleasure of spending the entire evening helping out and I thought it was super!  


Heres info from their website:

TTR Ministry offers a special service called Take A Break, which is a respite event for the families of a disabled child or adult to enjoy. Most families find it very difficult to get even one evening out for themselves to enjoy. Take A Break 

provides 4 hours of free time for families to do whatever they want, such as taking in a movie, going shopping or even going out to dinner. This event generally occurs on the first Saturday of every month, with a few exceptions. The evening at the church is for people of any age - children, teens, and adults.

Take A Break utilizes the gifts and talents of medical people, special education teachers, parents, teens, the elderly, etc., to provide companionship and care to the disabled youth and adults that attend the function. It is amazing how a mere 4 hours out on the town can rejuvenate and recharge the batteries of those folks faced with 24/7 care of their loved ones. God is good! Amen!

See their website for more details:

http://ttroof.gracecma.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49

Google Map link for Grace Church:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=7393+Pearl+Road+Middleburg+Heights+OH+44130

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Welcome everyone who wish to join the Parent to Parent Chat.  - P2ParentsChat
 
If you know of a good respite program and would like it added to this list, please send info with contact number for the respite program to Marian Helmick at: [email protected]

Very Important: If a respite program falls on or close to a holiday, please call the contact number to confirm or if the date has been changed.  (This information is automatically posted and might not show a date change.)

By Location: 

West Side:

Middleburg Heights:

Free: 

1st Saturday of Every Month.
**(Jan 1st has been moved to Jan 8th.)

Respite night - Take a Break - Grace Church

Monthly on the first Saturday 

Grace Church
7393 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
(see google map link below)


For first time - you'll need to register:

If you have a family member with special needs and would like to participate in the Take-A-Break program, please contact the church at: (440) 243-4885  http:[email protected]

Or Contact:

Becki Parrott, Ministry Coordinator [email protected] 
Rich Miltner, Ministry Coordinator [email protected] 
Tina Kozarik, Ministry Team Leader [email protected]



Hi Everyone,

This is a great program for children and young adults of all ages and special needs. My son totally enjoyed the program and I thought it was great, I had the pleasure of spending the entire evening helping out and I thought it was super!  


Heres info from their website:

TTR Ministry offers a special service called Take A Break, which is a respite event for the families of a disabled child or adult to enjoy. Most families find it very difficult to get even one evening out for themselves to enjoy. Take A Break 

provides 4 hours of free time for families to do whatever they want, such as taking in a movie, going shopping or even going out to dinner. This event generally occurs on the first Saturday of every month, with a few exceptions. The evening at the church is for people of any age - children, teens, and adults.

Take A Break utilizes the gifts and talents of medical people, special education teachers, parents, teens, the elderly, etc., to provide companionship and care to the disabled youth and adults that attend the function. It is amazing how a mere 4 hours out on the town can rejuvenate and recharge the batteries of those folks faced with 24/7 care of their loved ones. God is good! Amen!

See their website for more details:

http://ttroof.gracecma.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49

Google Map link for Grace Church:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=7393+Pearl+Road+Middleburg+Heights+OH+44130

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About our chats:

Currently we're using Yahoo Messenger for our chats.  See below for illustrated details.

Also see the AutismNE Calendar for upcoming Chat dates.  

We use Yahoo Messenger for our chat room.  This is a safe and secure chat room and members join the chat by invitation. See below for How to Join our Chats.

 

How To Join Our Chats: 

(note: if you have an older version of yahoo messenger you can check compatibility, just let me know and we can try an instant messaging test.)

If you know that you don't have Yahoo messenger contact AutismNE.

 

If you're not sure if you have Yahoo messenger, you could try doing a "find" on your computer, use the "find" command and type in Yahoo messenger  there maybe be something that comes up with an extension .exe at the end of it.  That will be the application to click on.

Below is how to sign in to Yahoo Messenger and how to add someone to your friends (buddy) list: 

 ps. don't forget to rsvp to join a chat.  See bottom for rsvp details. - rsvp is not required to join but appreciated.

Yahoo Messenger

 Click on the icon to open Yahoo messenger (if you have it)

 

 Here is the Yahoo messenger Sign on screen.

1. Just sign in with your Yahoo ID, if, you can use that screen name and the password that you sign into yahoo.

2. see next illustration below for step 2.

 

2.

 After you sign in, this shows the profile and ads window, you can close that window if you wish.  At the time you sign on I should be online, my screen name will show up on your list if you have included it already.  If not, see next step on how to add a screen name to your list.

 

 

3. To add Someone to your buddy/ friends list

Just type in the screen name of the person you want to add to your list.  See Illustration below.

 

 Next> **In the next step it's Very Important that you add a "personal message" to the person you are adding to your buddy list.  Otherwise your invitation may be ignored.  If you wish to join the Mom's Chat add "Iwant to join Mom's Chat and your name as a personal message so that I know "who you are" asking to join Mom's Chat.  Let me know you want to join Mom's Chat first by using the "Contact Us" link below, then I will send you my IM name to add to your buddy list.

  Next>

Then click on Finish.  I'll accept your invitation and then we'll be connected where we can send each other Instant Messages.  I'll invite you to the chat through the instant message., at that point you'll click on the invitation accept button to a conference.

 Please RSVP for the Chat if you haven't yet.  Just click this Contact us link and mention you would like to join the live Mom's Chat.

 

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