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June 14, 2012

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November 2, 2010

Family to Family Network has helped my family become better aware of our rights within the school district. We are parents of two special needs children whom were struggling academically until Family... more

June 14, 2012

Family 2 Family Network has provided me with the power of knowledge. I understand my child's academic rights thanks to trainings, conferences and seminars that were sponsored by Family 2 Family Network. I also reference the Texas Project FIRST website to answer any of my further questions. I am proud to say that I am a Parent Advocate for my two girls and I always try to help others (the best to my knowledge) by educating new parents of children with disabilities. I have Family 2 Family Network to thank for making me a better and stronger person for my children.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 2, 2010

Family to Family Network has helped my family become better aware of our rights within the school district. We are parents of two special needs children whom were struggling academically until Family to Family helped guide us in the right direction. Now, with the right modifications in place, our children are successful in their school environment. Thanks, Family to Family Network!

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

watching my chidlren grow academically.

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

I really would not change a thing.

May 31, 2009

Family 2 Family Network has gone far and beyond the call of duty! If I need any advice when it comes to school meetings to therapies that would best suit my child, F2F network is there to lend a helping hand... FREE of charge! It's like having my own free legal advocate who does the research for me prior to school meetings and therapy sessions. Thank you, Family 2 Family Network!

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

researching laws that can help a parent during the ARD meeting process.

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

having my own free child advocate just a phone call away.

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

parents of other children with disabilities that understand our lifestyle and what trials and tribulations we go through on an everyday basis.

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

force school districts to uphold the Individual Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to it's highest degree of standards.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 16, 2012

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March 16, 2012

Family to Family Network is Houston's premier non-profit organization providing education, training, support and referrals on the Texas special education system. Their "Texas Project FIRST" website contains links to everything you would want or need to know about special education in Texas. As the parent of a child with autism, and newly-relocated to the Houston area, Family to Family provided me with a wealth of information to prepare for my child's IEP meeting. But most importantly, Family to Family produces a monthly e-newsletter about EVERYTHING happening in the Houston (and surrounding) area that might be of interest to families of children with disabilities [conferences, seminars, respite services, outings, support group meetings], as well as organizing a few social opportunities as well (holiday parties, picnics, Lil Rustlers).

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 18, 2010

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1 previous review
August 5, 2009

Family to Family Network has been an inspiration to me. The staff not only is helpful, but supportive in many areas of the needs of children with disabilities. I feel comfortable calling with question... more

October 18, 2010

When I first found F2F, my son was 2 years old and I felt lost. After attending meetings, and meeting other mothers who have children with disabilities, I felt empowered. I learned what I needed to know to have my child included in a regular classroom and receive the services he needed. He is now 16 and a successful high school student in pre-AP classes. If I had listened to my school district when he was 3, he would have been put in a "Special" class with only children with other disabilities and he would have never progressed the way he did by being in a regular classroom. I now serve on the board of directors for F2F because they have given me so much that I felt I needed to give back to them. This is a great organization that helps all people.

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

the success of my child.

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

try to help them raise more money to help more people.

August 5, 2009

Family to Family Network has been an inspiration to me. The staff not only is helpful, but supportive in many areas of the needs of children with disabilities. I feel comfortable calling with questions about school,federal law/programs,or medical needs. These women have helped me help my children throughout their lives. I have made life long friends at F2F by networking with other families with children with disabilities.

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

the numbers of children who are provided with the services they need.

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

kind, friendly and helpful.

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

hire more staff, buy updated equipment,and move to a bigger location -all in an effort to help more children and families.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 7, 2009

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August 7, 2009

During a time when I had lost all hope of finding a source for help, Family to Family became a buzz-word among people I would meet moving through the maze of bureacacy and service providers. I met individuals with whom I had a lot in common. I was no longer an island. For more than twelve years I looked for someone who would care enough to listen to my woes. Following a lead to Disability Leadership Network, an advocacy training course through Family to Family, I gained a strength I never knew I had. I became the force my son needed to help him rise to a plateau many had said was unattainable. He is now nineteen and I am a relentless advocate, inspired to work on local, state and national issues involving individuals with developmental disabilities. I could not and would never have ventured to serve my community without the inspiration, resources and association with Family to Family. So, impressed and motivated by what I received, I wanted to give back to the institution that rescued me from the pit of desperation, I became a board member.

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

the changes in attitueds of school districts in dealing with parents in the ARD process

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

open satellite offices throughout the city of Houston that need advocacy training, making sure to include a more diverse demographic.

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

the dedication of all members involved in keeping the organization in tact.

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

warm and caring.

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

increase trained staff, provide a facility for IDD education.

Ways to make it better...

I had gotten to Family to Family sooner than my sons pre-teen years.

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

increasing membership and maintaining adequate staff.

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

Family to Family is the best thing that happened for my son with multiple disabilities.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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