Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

Networking Opportunities for Lifespan Respite Grantees and Primary Partners

These pages are for Lifespan Respite Grantees and their Partners to share resources and communicate with each other.

To access the Private Events for Lifespan Respite Grantees and Partners or the Membership Directory on these membership pages, you must be a State Lifespan Respite grantee agency or primary partner designated by the State and representing the leadership of the state respite coalition/organization or the state Aging and Disability Resource Center.  Just click on "Join Lifespan Respite Grantee and Stakeholder Group" in the left-hand menu to sign up and obtain a password.  Once your membership to the group has been approved, you will receive an email confirmation and can log back in to access the member-only sections of the site.

To access additional information on Lifespan Respite, regardless of whether or not you are a  Lifespan Respite Grantee or partner, please feel free to visit the Lifespan Respite Training/TA Center and the ARCH Respite Network and Resource Center.  To register for Events open to the Public, visit the ARCH Public Events Page at

Lifespan Respite Tools: Sample Needs Assessments, Respite Registries, Voucher Guidance, Job Descriptions, and more, click here.

Welcome to the Lifespan Grantees/Partners Networking Page

In September 2009, the US Administration on Aging (AoA) funded twelve states to establish or enhance Statewide Lifespan Respite Systems in accordance with the Lifespan Respite Care Act (P.L. 109-442).  To date, 31 states and the District of Columbia have received Lifespan Respite grants. For more information, see AoA funded Lifespan Respite Grantees.

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center was was funded by the Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging to provide training and technical assistance to the federally funded Lifespan Respite Grantees and their partners. For additional Lifespan Respite Training and Technical Assistance, visit the TA Center.

On this page:

  • Make use of the Discussion Forums to share information or post a question for other Lifespan Respite grantees and primary stakeholders;
  • Get the latest News on Respite Funding Opportunities, federal and state program updates, and disability and aging research and initiatives; etc.,
  • Have access to Lifespan Respite Tools to help implement a state program, and
  • Access a private Member Directory of Lifespan Respite Grantees and partners. 

To Access Grantee/Partner Events and access the Membership Directory, just register your contact information and obtain a Password by clicking on "Join Lifespan Respite Grantee and Stakeholder Group" in left hand column above.  If you have already registered, just enter your email address and password in right hand corner above. 


For direct technical assistance, feel free to contact Jill Kagan or Maggie Edgar, or to let us know what other information or resources you would like to see on these pages. 



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Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance Center

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

4016 Oxford Street

Annandale, VA 22003

(703) 256-2084

This project is supported, in part, under a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions.  These contents, however, do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and endorsement by the Federal Government should not be assumed.


The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is a division of the Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc.; 800 Eastowne Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514;



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