* 1. Why have you chosen this career?

* 2. Do you have experience working with individuals with an autism spectrum disorder? If so, for how long?

* 3. Do you feel that you received the necessary training to meet the specific needs of your clients? Is the training ongoing and are refresher courses offered?

* 4. Do you feel valued and appreciated as a respite care worker? In what ways do you feel your experiences as a respite care worker could be improved upon? (Ex. regular meetings or progress reports with parents, educational workshops, etc.)

* 5. Do you feel adequately supported by your employer and parents of the client? Do you feel communication is clear and concise about their expectations of you while you are with the client?

* 6. Were you provided with detailed information from parents about their child before meeting the child? Was/is communication ongoing?

* 7. Do you meet with the parents privately before arranging the initial meeting with the child?

* 8. Do you feel that the compensation and benefits are adequate for this position? If not, what would you like to see changed? 

* 9. Do you feel comfortable taking care of more than 1 individual (Ex. siblings) in addition to the individual on the autism spectrum?

* 10. Is there any additional information that you would like to share with us? If you would like to discuss your situation in greater detail, please leave your contact information below or email acf_outreach@nb.aibn.com.

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