RESPITE Services

Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton believes that respite care is an essential part of the overall support that families may need and provides respite services within the home and community. The respite worker will provide care and supervision according to individual child’s needs while working in a child focused, family centered environment.

The respite program is designed to provide support and relief to parents by matching highly trained staff with children receiving services. Staff will provide support in activities of daily living such as feeding, toileting and dressing, as well as providing learning opportunities and behavioral support.


In Home Respite

Children can receive a one-to-one respite worker in the comfort of their own home. Staff are trained to provide support in daily living skills, supervision of safety as well as providing opportunities for learning and behavioral support in the home environment. Staff can support your child through routines in the home as needed during the scheduled respite session.


On site Respite at the Maier Centre

Our site provides a calm and secure environment for staff to support your child during respite. Centre based respite can offer one to one support if needed or in a group based setting to foster peer interactions.

We are happy to be offering our Site-Based Respite again at our Maier Centre West! Our site provides a calm and secure environment for staff to support your child during respite. 

Site-Based Respite is now being scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays starting on October 9th and ending on December 11th. More information about 2022 sessions will be provided at a later time. Families have the choice of selecting one of the following options:

  • Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturdays 12:30pm-3:30pm
  • Sundays 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Sundays 12:30pm-3:30pm

We have limited capacity for site-based respite. We may not be able to accommodate all requests. If you are interested in registering your child(ren), please fill out the form below. This registers you for a lottery so that we are able to randomly and fairly select those who will receive Site-Based Respite for this upcoming session.

If you are not chosen for Site-Based Respite during this October-December session, you will be contacted and provided a space in a future session if you are still interested. If you are selected for these current sessions, we will be contacting you immediately to let you know details.

If you decide not to attend one of the planned dates within a session you must cancel with more than 24 hours notice or you will be invoiced for $50 cancellation fee.

If you have not had services with Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton within the past 6 months, please reach out to Breanne on our Intake Team at (780)-266-9827 to set up a profile with us first before you register.

Please click the link below to register for Site-Based Respite, if you are interested:

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email inquiries to and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Community Aide is designed to provide support for children in community programs such as swimming lessons, gymnastics, day camps, etc. Community Aides provide appropriate levels of support as well as help to facilitate the child’s inclusion into group activities and routines. The Community Aides are highly trained and provide support in activities of daily living such as feeding, toileting and dressing as appropriate. The Community Aides will also provide learning opportunities and behavioral support as necessary in the context of the community program.

Respite and Community Aide are available:

  • On a casual basis: parents can request different dates each month as needed
  • On a regular basis: parents can request for a regular worker to provide support at the same time and day each week.

For more information, please contact Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton at or call 780-495-9235