My name is Debbie Hernandez and I am the founder and current executive director of the nonprofit, Jason's Getaway. For 21 years I taught adults and children with mild to profound special needs in North Carolina (until retiring in June 2014). Also, I have worked as an Alternative Family Living and respite provider for over 22 years. Currently, we have Jason living with my family. He served as the namesake for this nonprofit. This nonprofit is totally inspired by God. While teaching I saw that families who have children with special needs needed a safe and affordable place to vacation.
Our nonprofit can accommodate 11 guests.
Check-in is after 2:00 and check-out is at noon. Payment can be made through PayPal, cash upon arrival or a check.
-Vacations keep us healthy and reduce our stress levels.
-Vacations can strengthen bonds: spending time enjoying life with our loved ones keeps relationships strong. (About.com)
-Women who took frequent vacations were less likely to become depressed, tense, or tired. (Lifeclever.com)
-Kids’ stress levels fall within minutes of being outside.
-Outdoor time has a dramatic impact on children’s alertness and school preparedness, including a reduction in ADHD symptoms. (Be Out There Whole Child, National Wildlife Federation)