The purpose of having indicators for Respite for Children, Youth and Adults with Disabilities is to provide guidelines and accreditation that
The benefits for organizations that go through a respite survey at the same time as the Creating Excellence Together (CET) Accreditation Level 1 or Level 2 survey include
The CET Accreditation Level 1 or Level 2 review can include indicators for Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities. This survey type has evolved since the 2008 Children's Accreditation Standards to continually incorporate current best practices around services to children and youth who have developmental disabilities. The indicators in the 2021 Standards more accurately represent the needs of children accessing service than can be found in the Accreditation standards for adults with disabilities.
The Children’s indicators also address the needs of young individuals who are transitioning to adult services.
Organizations going through CET Accreditation for their adult services can save preparation time and money by having their children's services reviewed and accredited at the same time as their adult services and by using one accrediting body.