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The Children with Special Needs Fund

www.michigan.gov

(517) 241-7420/(800) 359-3722

Provides support for children in Michigan with special health care needs not available through any other funding source. The Fund helps with the purchase of equipment and services that promote optimal health, mobility, and development, enhancing the lives of children and their families.

Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center

f2fmichigan.org

(517) 324-7396 or (517) 324-8391

Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center provides information and education on disability and health-related issues to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them. They provide families with the tools to make informed decisions and help build partnerships between professionals and families to improve quality of services for children and youth with special health care needs.

PACER Center

www.pacer.org

800.537.2237 or 952.838.9000/TTY: 952.838.0190

PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities and their families. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with 18 disability organizations. Assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children.

PACER Center

www.pacer.org

800.537.2237 or 952.838.9000/TTY: 952.838.0190

PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities and their families. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with 18 disability organizations. Assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children.

USM Institute for Disability Studies

www.usm.edu

(601) 266-5163/ TTY: 1-(888) 671-0051

IDS has a variety of programs to assist individuals with disabilities and their families with priority areas such as housing, early intervention, inclusive child care, assistive technology, recreation, health, education, and family support.

Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center (MSPTI)

www.mspti.org

(601)969-060/(800)721-7255

Helps teach about rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), make informed decisions about your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP), obtain appropriate services for your child; Serving the entire state, their Parent Advisors are located in 5 geographical regions, serving specific counties.

Family Voices of Minnesota

www.familyvoicesofminnesota.org

866-334-8444

Family Voices of Minnesota aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. They provide families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.

First Steps

www.chs-mo.org

660-826-4400

First Steps offers coordinated services and assistance to young children with special needs and their families. Children’s therapy center provides support to families through the first steps system in 27 counties through central and east central Missouri. Services/programs include: providing intake and service coordination in 28 counties in mid-Missouri; home visiting; center-based daycare; partnerships with local day cares

Parents, Let’s Unite for Kids (PLUK)

www.pluk.org

800-222-7585 or 406/255-0540

Parents, Let's Unite for Kids provides information, support, training, and assistance to aid children at home, school, and as adults.

The University of Montana Rural Institute

ruralinstitute.umt.edu

(406) 243-5467/(800) 732-0323

Works to improve the skills, abilities, and quality of life of people with disabilities in rural communities, including their families and those who serve and support them. Major activities include: providing training of personnel who serve and educate individuals with disabilities and their families; research and evaluation to assist people with disabilities to lead healthy, productive lives in their communities; community supports and services including training and technical assistance; dissemination of information to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families living in rural areas.

Parent Training Information - PTI Nebraska

pti-nebraska.org

(402) 346-0525/(800) 284-8520

PTI Nebraska is a statewide resource for families of children with disabilities and special health care needs. Talk to parents and professionals about special education, other services and disability specific information; conducts relevant, no cost workshops statewide; provides printed and electronic resources; encourages and supports parents in leadership roles.

The Ollie Webb Center

www.olliewebbinc.org

402.346-5220

The Ollie Webb Center’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through support, programs and advocacy; Offering a lifetime of support and assistance, from diagnosis to education and beyond.

Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP)

www.nvpep.org

800.216.5188

Nevada's statewide parent information and training center for families who have children with disabilities. It offers information and referral, a lending library, quarterly newsletter, conflict resolution support, training workshops, advocacy and mentor support, and individual assistance.

New Hampshire Family Voices

nhfv.org

(800) 852-3345 X 4525/(603) 271-4525

New Hampshire Family Voices provides free, confidential services to families and professionals caring for children with chronic conditions and / or disabilities. We empower and inform families and professionals to feel confident when making choices for children and youth in their care.

The Parent Information Center (PIC)

www.parentinformationcenter.org

(603) 224-7005 | V/TDD (800) 947-7005 (N.H. only)

The Parent Information Center (PIC) is a recognized leader in building strong family/school partnerships. PIC provides information, support, and educational programs for parents, family members, educators, and the community. PIC is a pioneer in promoting effective parent involvement in the special education process.

New Jersey Alliance of Family Support Organizations (NJAFSO)

njfamilyalliance.org

609.310.1220

NJAFSO is the alliance of NJ's network of county Family Support Organizations, family-led, community-based, non-profit agencies whose mission is to provide support, advocacy, and education to families and caregivers of children with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs.

The Family Support Center of New Jersey

www.fscnj.org

(800) 336-5843

The Family Support Center is a "One-Stop-Shop" clearinghouse, offering you the most up-to-date information on all types of disabilities, as well as national, state, and local support programs and services for individuals and families seeking such information.

Parents Reaching Out

parentsreachingout.org

(505) 247-0192 or 800-524-5176

A statewide nonprofit organization that works with parents, caregivers, educators and other professionals to enhance positive outcomes for families and children with disabilities. Parents Reaching Out achieves this by developing family leadership, connecting families to each other, building collaborative partnerships and providing families knowledge and tools to enhance their power.

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