Call the Parent Training and Information Center
The Family Resource Center is the umbrella for the programs for parents of children with disabilities and other special needs. The program is staffed with parents and close family members of children with disabilities.
The Family Resource Center Program
The Family Resource Center (FRC) provides parents and the community with many services:
Support and information is provided to families when they have a child in the hospital with a disability or long-term special health care need.
The Family Resource Specialist on staff will help parents advocate the educational, social, recreational and medical needs of their children. EPU’s Family Resource Specialist will guide parents in obtaining the services their children need to thrive. Parents may call the EPU at any time to find out if a Family Resource Specialist can help.
The center is funded by the California Department of Developmental Services. It supports and assists parents of children from birth to age 3.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, provides training and assistance in accessing services to families of children receiving special education services from birth to 26 years of age.
Funded by the California Department of Education, provides resource services through training and IEP clinics for ages 3-22. The FECs provide services to families with children with disabilities who are between the ages of 3-22 to ensure that parents, guardians, and families of children and young adults with disabilities have access to accurate information, specialized training and peer-to-peer support.
• Parent to Parent support from experienced parents.
• Parent support groups
• Individualized Education Plan (IEP) trainings and clinics
• Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) trainings and clinics
• Assistance in advocating for services
• Resource information, coordination and referral
• Services provided in English, Spanish and Hmong