In Loving Memory of Jack Schweitzer

Jack Schweitzer, husband to the late Families as Allies founder Tessie Schweitzer, passed away on April 18, 2021.

Check Out This IEP Checklist

We thought we would share this helpful IEP Checklist brochure from Disability Rights MS because the IEP process can sometimes feel confusing.

The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center

National Family Support Technical Assistance Center is the nation's first SAMHSA-funded Center of Excellence.

Working for Change: Using the Power of a Personal Story - 4/21

Systems change is about improving access to services and supports for children with disabilities and their families. This training was developed to help parents become system change agents to achieve this goal.

Supportive Coaching for Parents Supporting Other Parents - 4/21

Monthly meeting and online gathering to coach and support parents who are helping other parents in any system.

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Steps for Success: Making IEP Meetings Work - 4/22

Join us to learn how you can avoid some of the most common hurdles and how to have more productive IEP meetings and better outcomes for your child.

State of Babies Yearbook: 2021 - 4/22

Now in its third year, the 2021 edition of the Yearbook explores substantial disparities and inequities in babies experiences when examined by race/ethnicity, income, and geographic setting.

Family Support for Behavioral Health Across the Lifespan Series Session 1 - 4/22

Join subject matter experts in engaging discussions about attending to both mental health and substance use problems and their complex impact on families.

Webinar: "What is a System of Care and How Do MAP Teams Help Families?" - 4/23

This webinar explains from a family perspective what local "Making a Plan" (MAP) teams are and how they are designed to help children with serious mental health challenges stay in their homes and communities.

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Mapping Dreams: Transition to Adulthood - 4/23

The training provides strategies for what parents and youth can do to help plan for the student's transition from high school to adult employment, postsecondary education or training, and independent living.

Talking About Race

An oppressive system is built around the ideology that some groups are superior to others. These systems take on many forms, but they all have essentially the same structure. Let's recognize our role within them.

How to Talk to Young Children About the Police | Britannica for Parents

Discussions of police brutality, such as the media coverage of the trial of Derek Chauvin, are so widespread even very young children are asking "Why?"

Community-Police Engagement: How Law Enforcement Parents Can Talk to Their Children about Current Events

Children with parents in law enforcement may experience stress, fear, and a variety of other emotions in the wake of global demonstrations, protests, and other civil unrest. Parents are encouraged to have an open dialogue with their children about the different views of policing in the media and how history may shape community opinions today.