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Programs & Services 2017-05-23T23:02:14+00:00

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Our services are driven by diverse families’ needs. We strive to provide culturally competent services based on our values and belief, including:

  • Family centered support that respect family’s culture and language;
  • People with intellectual disabilities are valuable, positive contributors of our society;
  • Equal access opportunities, equity and social justice;
  • Inclusive and collaborative community for people with disability;
  • Reciprocal relationship in family professional partnership and collaboration;
  • Family helping family; parent mentoring parent.

 

Family Services

  • Individualized Family Support: home visits, language and cultural assistance, etc.
  • Advocacy and Policy Making Training and Involvement
  • Parent Mentors and Helping Parents
  • Parent Leadership and Involvement Development
  • Parent Information and Education Support Group
  • Senior Parents Support
  • Multicultural Family Gatherings
  • Inclusive Respite and Recreation Opportunities
  • IDEA/IEP/IFSP Training and Special Education Support
  • Information, Referral, and Resources

 

Cultural Competence Training

  • Understand Cultural Diversity and Disabilities
  • Effective Diverse Family/Professional Partnership
  • Culturally and linguistically responsive practices and service delivery
  • Working effectively with and supporting direct service staff from diverse backgrounds
  • Multicultural Early Childhood Team Training
  • Family Support, Self-Determination and Disability Training
  • Cultural Broker Training for bilingual/ bicultural direct service staff
  • Diverse Parent Mentor Training

 

Community Partnership and Collaboration

  • Disability awareness presentation and outreach to diverse communities
  • Professional phone consultation and site visits
  • Joint partnerships for grant applications
  • Facilitating parent focus groups for research purposes
  • Formation of family member and community liaison panel for reviewing translated materials
  • Interagency collaborative services for specific ethnic community
  • Cultural Brokers’ Network
  • Information and Referral

Our staff, board members and volunteers are fluent in various languages. Currently, family support services are available in English and the following languages:

African: Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali;

Asian: Cambodian, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and Taiwanese), Korean, Japanese, Laotian, Vietnamese, Tamil, Hindi;

European: French, German, Italian;

Eurasian: Russian, Ukrainian;

Middle Eastern: Arabic, Kurdish;

Latin American: Spanish