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  • The Care Coordination Notebook provides information to families about understanding health insurance, funding streams, alternatives to guardianship, family-centered care, and building and maintaining effective planning teams.

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  • Children with disabilities are entitled to public education that is designed to meet their unique needs and ensure they live as independently as possible. Learn about IDEA (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and IEP's (Individualized Education Plans).

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  • The start of a new school year can be both a nervous and exciting time. During the first few weeks children can face challenges with schedules, study time, and getting back into the whole routine that the school year brings. Children with special needs face the same challenges, but it can often times be exceptionally more difficult. Click here to read Dr. Harold Koplewicz article and his back to school tips for parents with special needs children.

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  • The Summer Newsletter covers when the ADA and many other activities occurring throughout Virginia this summer.

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  • The Family to Family Network of Virginia (F2F), an initiative of the Center for Family Involvement at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Partnership for People with Disabilities, has grown from one statewide Family to Family Health Information and Education Center begun in 2005 to a seven-site (and growing) Family to Family Network.

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