Our comprehensive family support program provides support for families with disabilities, tailored to the needs of each unique situation. We offer a disability reference and lending library and assist with connecting you to other families through our secure online family forum. Our Community Events Calendar directs you to information and events that impact our disability community. We also provide a directory of affiliated organizations offering additional information and advocacy resources.
Special Needs Family Support Group
A place to join other parents and family caregivers of children with special needs to help provide support for families with disabilities. Share personal experiences and be encouraged by others who understand. Make new friends while gaining helpful information and learning new skills to assist in meeting the needs of your very special child.
On-Line Family Forum
Caring for an individual with developmental disabilities can be both rewarding and challenging. Often the primary caregiver has difficulty connecting with others in similar situations due to schedule constraints. Recognizing the importance of support, we have developed an On-Line Family Forum to provide a vehicle for individuals to share their burdens, success, wisdom, and support for families with disabilities who are walking a similar path.
The site is open to all DEC parents and care providers. Simply click here to create an account and follow the prompts.
Our Forum Moderator will welcome you to the group and provide periodic review to ensure the integrity of the discussion remains in-tack. This is a secure site and open by invitation only. Forum members may invite friends and family to participate by contacting the Forum Moderator.
On-Line Family Forum
Disability Resource Lending Library
DEC offers a variety of resource materials designed to encourage, support, and inform families and care providers. Each book in our collection was personally chosen and donated by individuals previously blessed in their reading and who desire to share the blessing with others. The topics cover a broad range of developmental disabilities, along with books specific to mental and physical health concerns. Please contact our administrative office if you wish to check-out any of our reference material.
Information and Advocacy
Our directory of information and advocacy sources was developed to assist our families and care providers in accessing information and care for those they serve. Many of the organizations listed have both local and national affiliations and can offer opportunities for training and advocacy. We encourage you to check out this directory and discover new opportunities to connect with others in the disability community.