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Take Care: The Best Thing Caregivers Can Do

As we flip the calendar to January, we realize it’s that time of year again…messages of losing post-holiday weight and setting New [...]

By | January 12th, 2015|REST Blog|

Give the Gift of Time Through Respite

For many, the holidays evoke images of family gatherings, colorful light displays, festive music, delicious food, and, of course, gift-giving. But for [...]

By | December 17th, 2014|REST Blog|

When Care Comes Home: Top 10 Ways to Celebrate National Family Caregiver Month

“When my sister became ill, I was suddenly thrust into the role of caregiver during the day while her husband went to [...]

By | November 3rd, 2014|REST Blog|

Recognition Months Allow us to Learn More about Those with Disabilities

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. It is also National Rett Syndrome Awareness Month, National ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Month, [...]

By | October 14th, 2014|REST Blog|

11-year-old rapper’s video empowers sister with Down syndrome

We found this great article and wanted to share! http://www.wcvb.com/news/11yearold-rappers-video-empowers-sister-with-down-syndrome/28239736 BOSTON —Eleven-year-old rapper and YouTube sensation Matty B may just win the [...]

By | October 2nd, 2014|Links to Resources|

REST Training “State of the Year”

The REST Program is excited to announce the REST Training State of the Year. Congratulations to our trainers in Nebraska! The six REST [...]

By | September 18th, 2014|REST News|


For most students, back to school time means new school supplies, new clothes, new classes, new teachers, and even, new school buses [...]

By | September 18th, 2014|REST Blog|

Benefits of Volunteering as a REST volunteer

Fred is an 85-year-old widower who lives with his adult daughter in Chicago. He has stayed active with his neighborhood recreation center, and [...]

By | August 14th, 2014|REST Blog|

Infographic: Autism Numbers Soar According to CDC Study

Respite care volunteers often provide respite to families of children with an autism diagnosis. As the numbers of children diagnosed on the [...]

By | April 15th, 2014|REST Blog|

Berk Named Illinois REST Program Coordinator

Wendy Berk has recently been named the new Illinois REST Program Coordinator. In her new position, Berk, a resident of Oswego, will [...]

By | April 5th, 2014|REST News|