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  • Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD)
    The Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD) (formerly the Coordinating Council for Handicapped Children) was a pioneer as a coalition that covered all disabilities. FRCD was organized in 1969 by parents, professionals, and volunteers who sought to improve services for all children with disabilities.

  • Family Village: A Global Community of Disability-Related Resources
    Family Village is a community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with mental retardation and other disabilities, their families, and those that provide them services and supports.

  • National Center for Family Support @ Human Services Research Institute (NCFS @ HSRI)
    NCFS @ HSRI is a collaborative effort that combines the resources of HSRI and a diverse group of individual consultants, including family members and professionals who bring unique experiences and expertise to the Center. The purpose of the center is to provide technical assistance and training to 22 states who were awarded grant money from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities to develop, implement, enhance and/or expand family support systems for families of children with disabilities. The training we offer will be designed to impart knowledge and understanding and increase skill development related to family support.

  • Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center
    PACER Center is a nonprofit, tax exempt Minnesota statewide organization begun in 1977. PACER's mission is to improve and expand opportunities that enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with all disabilities--physical, mental, emotional, learning--and their families. PACER now offers 20 major programs, including Parent Training programs, programs for students and schools, and technical assistance to parent centers both regionally and nationally.

  • Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)
    "The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center assists the families of children with disabilities through education, information and training. PEATC builds parent-professional partnerships to promote success in school and community life through: Information and assistance to families in understanding and negotiating the education and service systems for their children with disabilities; Training for families and professionals that model partnerships and encourage active learning; and Collaboration with and technical assistance to schools, state and local agencies, parent resource centers and community organizations."

  • Parents with Disabilities Online
    "For too long, people with disabilities had been told that having families of our own was not an option. As people with disabilities have become more integrated into our society, more and more of us have been able to successfully raise families of our own. It is expected that as more opportunities become available to people with disabilities, more of us will choose to become parents."

  • PEAK Parent Center
    "Our mission is to ensure that children, youth, and adults with disabilities lead rich, active lives and participate as full members of their schools and communities by providing training, information, and technical assistance, including best practices, to families and the professionals working with them."

  • Through the Looking Glass (TLG)
    Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a nationally recognized non-profit agency and first National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities. They provide direct services, training, materials and research concerning families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.

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