Thirteen years ago, when I adopted my son, Family to Family was one of the first organization I received resources and assistance from. The workshops I attended were very helpful in learning about all disabilities. My son has multiple disabilities and they assisted me in putting my priorities in order to get him the help I needed for him.
The most important aspect about Family to Family is that they are a group of individuals who guide and show you what to do, but they allow you to learn and do it yourself. The best training and advise I have received for myself and my son. Thank you Family to Family for your support but also for the support you give others.
Family to Family is one of the greatest agencies that offer support for families who need assistance. They offer great programs and activities for all. I have worked with them and my clients have benefited enormously. Thanks Family to Family!!!
The Family to Family Network is the go-to resource not only for parents, but also for professionals in the field of disabilities.
As a professional, I rely on Family to Family digest to keep up to date with trainings for myself and events/resources for the families I serve. When I am stumped on a problem related to children with special needs or special education, Family to Family is one of the first sites I check.
Family 2 Family is a unique resource available to families unlike any other organization. They have identified a variety of needs for families of children with disabilities across a wide variety of ages and ability levels, and have developed and provided training and support to address each. F2F is an organization that I routinely consult with for needed information. They have a high degree of expertise and are always able to assist or point me towards additional resources. I commonly refer parents to F2F.
F2F is a fabulous resource for families AND other professionals. I am new to the Houston area and recently attended a talk by Mary Jane. She is a dynamic speaker and gave a very helpful talk. I've been in the field for a long time, so there's not much that I haven't heard, but she managed to present a new and interesting topic. I will use her insights time and time again. Thank you for being such a champion in our field!
Family 2 Family is without a doubt a needed and valuable asset to the many families with children who have unique and special needs. Most importantly, keep in mind that the effort put forth by F2F supports the entire community, as the foundation of the organization assists parents in raising independent adults who contribute to society. Without the efforts of F2F the entire community will experience the negative impact due to the loss of such a wonderfully supportive organization. There is not enough time or room on this post to list all the many positive ways F2F makes an impact on the community it serves. I am immensely thankful to F2F staff and board members. Robin Rettie, Lighthouse Learning & Resource www.LHlearningresource.com
I am a special education supervisor and arranged for Family to Family to provide a series of free parent trainings for the district. The sessions were extremely well received by the parents who attended. Mary Jane and the rest of her team did a beautiful job of supporting parents, providing valuable (and accurate) information about special education, and encouraging communication/ collaboration between parents and the school.