FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Family Support Network (Birth to 3) and Pre-School Partners (ages 3-5)
Kristy Mirando, Parent Coordinator
The Family Support Network (FSN) was created to meet the needs of Maryland families with children, birth to 3, who have been identified as havening developmental delays or disabilities by: (a) providing information to families regarding community services; (b) referring families to local support groups, workshops, and advocacy groups; (c) providing opportunities for families to network and share ideas and experiences; and (d) helping to link “experienced” parents with parents of newly identified children with similar needs.
Preschool Partners provide ongoing support to families of children ages 3 through 5, maintaining the connection with the local Infants & Toddlers Program, as well as, fostering new connections among families, preschool programs, and community services.
Partners for Success (ages 3 – 21)
Jennifer Doege, Parent Coordinator
Partners fro Success seeks to: (a) increase parental involvement in the special education decision making process; (b) provide information and resources about disabilities and community services; (c) assist families in resolving concerns and making informed decisions regarding their child’s education; (d) increase collaborative relationships through information and training.