Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.

Invite reviews

Invite friends and colleagues to share their experiences with this nonprofit
12 Reviews
12345
| 1 2 | Next
Write A Review
May 27, 2010

more

May 27, 2010

I started with Families Together when my son was 4. (He has Autism) He is now almost 16. When we started he was barely verbal, needed two people to chase him at FAmily Enrichment Weekends, and was always sneaking up to steal the microphones. He is now in all regular classes, just started drivers ed (Yikes!)and actually helps run the families enrichment weekends. He gaines so much by being involved with this org. and so did the rest of the family! They taught us how to deal with James' Autism and how to advocate for what he needs! They helped us in the schools and in the community! Behavior is communication and Families Together is FANTASTIC!!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have two children who are healthy and strong because of this organization. They gave me the skills to be able to raise my Autistic child without going crazy! They taught me how to deal with the challenges and how to advocate for my son.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make this a nation wide organization and make the family enrichment weekends a week long event!! These are the most empowering events, for the kids and the adults. You come away with a sense of knowing what you need to do. You have a direction!

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

When James was younger it was the only place I felt accepted. No matter what James' behavior was, they were OK with it. He had autism, and they knew what that meant, more than I did. They helped me learn to help James without feeling like I had to hide

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Understanding, caring, easy to relate to. Parents with the same stories. People who had been through the things I was going through.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do more weekends and reach more people. Build a center where people could come every weekend and continue to learn. Be able to work on teenage social skills. Have our own place and not have to relocate all our stuff!

Ways to make it better...

We could do it every month. If these same people could help others understand about Autism. Like employers, and teachers, and other college kids.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding. No money means no weekends. Continuity. Mostly done by volunteers. No continuity in volunteers. Most of the volunteers are retirement age. Need young paid people to carry on.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is for all disable people, not just Autism. All people need acceptance and understanding. Behavior is communication, look at what they are doing and figure out why...just don't say they are being bad. Positive behavioral supports!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 27, 2010

more

May 27, 2010

I am a parent with a disability who has adopted 2 children with disabilities. Over the last 17 years Families Together has helped us with so many things that we did not know about raising children with disabilities. They've come to I.E.P.'s, talked on the phone, come to ur home, provided information and training and whatever else we have needed. I am so glad that I now get the opportunity to help others in the same way we have been helped.

Photos

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My marriage and family life. There can be a lot of stress when you are raising children with disabilities and Families Together has helped keep our family together!

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being able to volunteer for them and help others.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly, helpful and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide support for more families and bring them together to support one another as often as we wanted.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Filter by reviewer role:

Support This Nonprofit

Help this nonprofit get more reviews

5 tips for getting reviews

5 tips for getting reviews...

  1. Sending an email to clients, volunteers, donors, board members, and other partners with a link to your profile page.
  2. Putting a link on your Web site
  3. Including a link in your email newsletter
  4. Putting a link in the signature of your email
    Putting a link on your facebook page and status updates
  5. Tweeting out a link to your twitter followers