Support is very important to a family’s mental and physical health as well as its ability to cope. That goes double for individuals and families with disabilities, where support then becomes a critical issue. Families with disabilities are not just dealing with young children with disabilities. It affects people of all ages and all members of the family. As baby-boomers age, families may be dealing with cross-generational support issues.
Family Support Links
Families Together provides education and training for Kansas parents and their children with disabilities.
Family Village is a global community that collects information over the Internet for people with disabilities, their caregivers and their community, including resources on adaptive technology, recreation, and related media and literature.
Family Voices is a national network of state based programs aimed at achieving family-centered care for children and young adults with disabilities and health care needs. Provides families with the tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.
Genetic Alliance Advocacy Atlas features over 250 tools and resources to help new and experienced advocates for people with special healthcare needs communicate their needs around services, support and access.
Missouri Family to Family Resource Center provides training, resources, and more for individuals with disabilities and/or special health care needs, their families, and the professionals who support them.
MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center that serves parents of children with all disabilities.
Parent to Parent is a national network that provides emotional and informational support to families of children with disabilities.
Sharing Our Strengths is a parent to parent/peer support network for parents of children with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs, individuals with disabilities, and professionals.
The Simple Dollar is a financial website offering information on financial planning for families of children with disabilities.
The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project is a national, community-based organization of volunteers who provide support to parents/caregivers and act as a reference source for information, financial resources, used equipment exchanges, etc.