Welcome to Family to Family Network
Creating success for children and young adults with disabilities by empowering their families as they navigate the complex education, health care & social service systems!
By providing information on the various systems, referrals to community resources, training events on various disability topics in the office, community and at our annual conference, a website devoted to providing accurate & consistent information on the special education process, a Guided Transition program, as well as a Leadership & Advocacy training program; families and individuals with disabilities have an opportunity to network and learn from one another.
By working together, we can create communities where ALL children belong and excel.
Family to Family Network believes that ALL children should be included and supported in our schools and community in order to ensure the future success of children with disabilities.
Hurricane Harvey Update - Our office is fine. We cannot collect clothing or other items at this time.
If you want to donate gift cards (ie Lowes, Home Depot, Target, HEB, Randalls, Kroger, Fiesta, Whole Foods, WalMart, PizzaHut, Dominos, Amazon, etc.) - Please mail to our office and we will distribute to families in need - Family to Family Network, Hurricane Relief, 13150 FM 529 #106, Houston, TX 77041
PLEASE REGISTER WITH FEMA BY Oct. 24 if you have been impacted in ANY way at www.disasterassistance.gov OR 1-800-621-3362
Red Cross Assistance Available: https://harveyhelp.redcross.org/index.html
Even if receive rejection from FEMA - Apply for SBA Loan. If eligible for loan, do not have to accept it.
If NOT eligible for SBA loan, this will open doors for other grants from FEMA - BUT you must complete the SBA loan application to be eligible. Learn more here: https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/09/09/fact-sheet-why-should-i-return-sba-loan-application
We are working with other organizations to meet the needs of the disability community. Please register your Disability Support Needs
Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HarveyF2F (please see other registrations for specific things below)
If your child is medically fragile and you have wheelchair or other DME supply needs (ie Diapers/wipes) - Register here: http://www.protecttxfragilekids.org/impacted-by-harvey-.html
If your child requires replacement Augmentative Communication (ipad, Dynavox, Nova Chat, etc.) - Register here: https://harveyaac.recovers.org/
If your child has Autism - Please register your specific needs here: www.texasautismsociety.org
IF you require Crisis Counseling - Please call 1-800-985-5990 or Text "Talkwithus" to 66746
If you are Deaf/Hard of Hearing - Please connect with this Facebook page - Deaf Hurricane Harvey Survivors or see this video for resources (https://www.facebook.com/texasad/videos/vb.290960611446/10154809519781447/?type=2&theater
There are many videos on the FEMA website for those who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
Special Education Guidance:
Disabilty Rights information/Texas for Spec Ed Reform: https://www.disabilityrightstx.org/ (on home page information on disability issues)
Texas Education Agency resources:
https://tea.texas.gov/interiorpage_wide.aspx?id=51539617679 (Transportation needs for displaced students)
Texas Project FIRST: www.texasprojectfirst.org
Texas Health & Human Services information (Medicaid/chip, WIC, etc.) https://hhs.texas.gov/services/financial/disaster-assistance AND
Texas Workforce - Disability Unemployment Assistance - http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/disaster-unemployment-assistance
Did you know you can ask questions/request information online now?