VISION

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For families to stay together with the support they want and need, and for children to grow up in safe, loving homes.

mission

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To be leaders for parents with differing abilities to have the help they want and need so their families can stay together, and to fight against discrimination and unfair practices.

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To be leaders in decision-making to ensure "nothing about us without us."

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To have a user-friendly website to make it easier to find help and resources for parents and families.

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To have parents empower and encourage parents through peer support, other parents who understand what they are going through.

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To strengthen self-advocacy skills so parents can influence decisions made about them and about other parents with disabilities.

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To use strong self-advocacy skills to join advisory committees for DCF, DDS, the judicial system, advocacy groups, and local and statewide agencies to make needed changes.

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To advise professionals, like doctors, how to best help parents with disabilities.

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To change reading into plain language.

Click the star to learn about plain language.