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As a parent of a child, teen, or adult with a disability you may find it helpful to find out about various parenting resources in your community. Explore what's available including advocacy groups, specific disability organizations, and special education parent programs.

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  • A mother shares ways that we can all help families that are quietly suffering and need our support. 

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  • A parent's perspective on how to navigate the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process for your child with a disability. 

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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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  • A parent's journey to hope and help through a medical crisis with his son. 

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  • A mother shares how she copied with the isolation of parenting a children with special needs and strategies that helped.

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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 nine-site (and growing) Family to Family Network.

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