Respite Days (Free of Charge)

Based out of The Arc NCR’s main office at 4513 Philadelphia Road, Aberdeen, MD 21001, respite days will provide a fun, activity filled afternoon for youth ages 6 – 21. The Family Support Services team of The Arc NCR will pair each participant up with volunteers/buddies to have the best respite experience. This is a great way to bring youth together in our community, regardless of ability — to be included and have fun together. It also serves as a break for parents/caregivers to get some much-needed self-care time.

Respite Day Calendar
Saturday, March 9 (snow date will be March 16)
Saturday, April 13
Saturday, May 11

Drop off will be at 12:00 Noon and pick up will be at 4:00 P.M.
Learn about registration, volunteering, and sponsorship below.

Future respite days in Cecil County are being planned, so stay tuned. And, our summer planning for respite days are underway as well. Look forward to learning about summer fieldtrips and activities to bring youth of all abilities together.

Registration is now open for Participants aged 6 – 21. Click the link above to open and print our 2024 Respite Registration Packet.

Mail completed registration packets to our Harford County Office, FSS/ respite 4513 Philadelphia Road, Aberdeen, MD 21001. Or E-mail them to:

If you are over 16 and would be interested in joining the fun as a volunteer/buddy, apply to be a volunteer for FSS via the link above. This will connect you to our “Better Impact” service, where you can create an account to complete the application. Just select FSS in the volunteer options section. Volunteers are an important part of our respite and game night programs, becoming role models and friends to participants and accompanying them during activities.

Family Support Services sponsorship packages offer an exceptional opportunity to gain exposure throughout the local community and to show your support for children of ALL abilities. Click the link above to learn about the sponsorship offerings available or email the Development team at to learn more.


Thank you APGFCU

Thank you to APGFCU for supporting families in our community by contributing toward the items needed for Respite Days.

Email the Family Support Services team at, to learn more.