From the Executive Director

“We may not always need the Federation, but you are there when we do!”

I was recently standing at the Federation display table as a conference exhibitor. A parent came up to me and said: “The Federation was so helpful to me when my daughter was moving from Early Intervention to the Public Schools. You were really there for me!”

A while later another parent stopped by the table and told me: “The Federation helped me when my son was having behavior issues in his Middle School. They helped me know what to say and how to get him some help.”

Finally, another parent was talking with me and said: “The Federation helped us when we needed help, but gladly, we don’t always need it, though you were there when we did! I really appreciate the work you do.”

The Federation best work is always done – when needed and just in time. Yes, we offer workshops and training materials, Facebook and twitter, our annual Visions of Community Conference and much more. But like many of the support services any of us need to use, whether it is your doctor or public safety or legal assistance, we are most appreciative when someone can help in our time of need.

“The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families, and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.”

You may not always need us, but we are here for you whenever you do!

Thanks to each and everyone of you who help the Federation help others – We are here for you!