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Families Together For People With Disabilities

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism Research, Civil Rights, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Disabled Persons Rights, Health, Human Services

Mission: To provide families with resources and support that build and maintain strong, healthy, informed, and actively involved family members who can work together to improve the life long outcomes for their children or their sibling with a disability.

Programs: Reaching out with resources to rural families. Training on special education, training parent advocates, participation in family enrichment weekends, and distribution of information to families.

training and workshops for families members to gain a greater understanding of the resources available to assist with enhancing their own lives and those with disabilities witin their family.

performing behavioral consultant services through the medicaid program. Providing services to medicaid clients as behavioral consultants.

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Rating: 5

I have been wth FT for over 10 years. In that time, I have shared the sorrow of my sons diagnosis of "severe autism" as well as the death of my husband. The one weekend we all cherish in memory and anticipation are the Family Together getaways...Even my non-verbal son will say "Families together?" as he anticipates the event! It is the only place that we have discovered that accepts as ALL as a family, not the pieces of us ..ie: not just a camp for special needs children, not just a camp for parents, not just a camp for siblings, but a FAMILY camp that understands the needs families like mine need to be able to attend such an event~ !

Families Together is one of the few organizations in the country that "get it". The families-together weekends caters to building family strength in an arena that usually serves to divide families (by ability) . The people and the events hosted by Families Together is a rare jewel in the maze of "special needs". Its a resting spot where a family can get their bearings and assimilate the meaning of terms, events and resources dropped on their families by the acquisition of a child with Special Needs. The hard copy information, as well as the hands-on help is the epitome of what a "non profit" should be.