Family Support Sites

Check the FRCNCA Directory for a listing of Early Start Family Resource Centers in California. Many FRCs have websites, which provide information about the parent-to-parent services they offer (including trainings, workshops, support groups and family events) and links to local and national resources.

AskABLE Project

The AskABLE Project is a component of the University of Wisconsin-Stout's Teachable Moments Projec. You can log it, ask a question and receive a response, ususally within 48 hours. There is also an archive of previously-asked questions that you can browse.

California Association on Family Empowerment Centers (see also Advocacy)

The purpose of the California Association of Family Empowerment Centers is to provide information, resources, technical assistance, and systems change advocacy for a statewide network of local FECs who provide family education, empowerment, and parent-professional collaborative activities for families of children with disabilities ages 3-22 years old.

Community Parent Resource Centers & Parent Training and Information Centers

Parent centers serve families of children and young adults from birth to age 22 with all disabilities: physical, cognitive, emotional, and learning. They help families obtain appropriate education and services for their children with disabilities; work to improve education results for all children; train and inform parents and professionals on a variety of topics; resolve problems between families and schools or other agencies; and connect children with disabilities to community resources that address their needs.

Family Education

Family Education provides parenting advice, child development and family reference. You can search by age, and by type of resource (school, entertainment, life). There is a special section on learning disabilities.

Federation for Children with Special Needs

Although this Massachusetts-based parent organization concentrates on state issues, it has a lot of worthwhile information for parents of children with disabilities anywhere. Its link to "All Kids Count" is a great resource.

Mothers From Hell

In addition to offering information, Mothers from Hell is the place to come for "Humor" and to subscribe to the "Brimstone Bulletin."


MUMS provides parent-to-parent matching through its network of families of children with various disabilities. You can consult their database to see if there are other families with children with a matching disability, and contact MUMS to arrange a connection. They have a "Links" page with good disability-specific resources.

National Fathers Network

This site is designed for fathers raising children with special needs, but it is good for non-fathers, too. Its news, resources and links are great. There is a bulletin board and information in Spanish.

PACER Center

This is one of the most valuable websites out there for families of children with disabilities. PACER is a Minnesota-based PTI (parent and training information center) and their site is full of articles and publications. Information on behavior, transition and juvenile justice are only a few of the resources on this site They have an excellent "Links" section, too.

Special Child

Special Child is an on-line magazine/resource developed by a mother of child with special needs. Its Disorder Zone provides brief descriptions of many individual disabilities, sometimes including personal stories.

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