Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism

Kaitlyn’s Cottage

1260 Ralston Avenue
Defiance, OH 43512
Phone: (419) 783-4411 Fax: (419) 785-4564
Email: Toni Lanzer, Program Manager

Services Provided

Kaitlyn’s Cottage is a safe and nurturing country cottage getaway designed to provide short-term and overnight respite for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities, and their families, located on the Defiance Regional Hospital campus. They currently serve individuals between the ages of 16 and 40, but requests for respite services for children and older adults will considered on a case-by-case basis. They also host various social clubs such as music club, cooking club, and arts & crafts club. Although the focus of Kaitlyn’s Cottage is to provide services for your loved one with special needs, they also have programming for the families and caregivers. Families are encouraged to participate in activities with their loved one and the rest of the family. And while your loved one is having fun, caregivers can meet with other caregivers for some needed adult time to share information, provide support or just enjoy each others company.