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Information for Families

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Raise the Bar: Resources for Parents and Families

Center for Parent Information and Resources | Your Central Hub for Parent Centers Serving Families of Children With Disabilities (

FAMILIES TO THE MAX: Pennsylvania Statewide Family Network is comprised of dedicated family members, educational professionals, related service providers, community members, and young adults with disabilities. Our members partner with educators to raise expectations, presume competence, and increase opportunities for students to have success in their educational experience and maximize their outcomes. They build awareness and empower families through networking, attending training events, and participating in webinars. 

Flamboyan Foundation
Flamboyan's goal is to implement sustainable solutions so children most impacted by inequity thrive.  

HUNE Resources
HUNE is a not for profit organization that provides free bilingual (English and Spanish) programs, supports, and services on all aspects of special education. HUNE's programs include special education training and information, support, and limited individual assistance for youth with disabilities and families of exceptional children 0-26 years of age.  HUNE also provides an after-school and summer program for youth 14-21 years of age. 

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Mission Empower CPRC
Serving as a Community Resource Center, Mission Empower provides advocacy, education, and the promotion of inclusion, assisting families and their children with disabilities to enable their children to use their gifts and talents to reach their potential and become productive members of our community. 

Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center  1-866-950-1040 (in PA)
The Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center was established in October 2005 as an organization of parents of children with disabilities reaching out to assist other parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs, and professionals. The PEAL Center offers a variety of supports and resources from Assistive Technology to healthcare information for families and professionals. They have a number of ongoing trainings and events, print publications, and even a lending library.

Parent to Parent-PA
Parent to Parent empowers and support parents through PA by connecting them with families of children & adults with special needs or disabilities who've had similar journeys. 

Parent Resources, Tips, and Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents

Power Library - Pennsylvania's Electronic Library

Read Aloud

Science-U at Home

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