The Arc California Advocates for Lifting Cap on Respite Services

The Arc California is advocating for lifting the cap on respite services. The caps of 90 hours of in-home respite over three months and 21 days of out-of-home respite per fiscal year were imposed in 2009 during the economic downturn and were intended to be temporary. This proposal was included in the budget approved by California’s Assembly and Senate and awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature.