Abilis was founded by families and they remain an integral part of our education, advocacy, and outreach efforts. The Family Supports program provides information and referrals for parents seeking information and advice on topics ranging from educational options to therapeutic services to financial planning. Family Supports is intended to be a central hub that links individuals with appropriate community resources.
A unique component of the program is a mentoring system that will partner families with similar challenges and concerns. Our families are an incredible resource, as they have extensive knowledge and experience regarding different disabilities and unique perspectives that they are willing to share. By facilitating this network of parent and peer connections we hope to empower families individually and collectively to advocate for themselves and one another