The Family Resource Center Program

The Family Resource Center (FRC) provides parents and the community with many services

The Family Resource Center provides Resources and Referral, Parent to Parent Support, help navigating systems that serve you and your family. Our program is staffed with parents and close family members of children with disabilities.
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Resources and Referral
  • Take the first step in connecting with our FRC staff and give us a call at 559-229-2000, or toll-free at: 844-445-0305.
  • Our Resource and Referral Coordinator would be happy to answer questions you may have regarding working with the school or regional center systems and can connect you to workshop opportunities as well as ongoing parent support and advocacy.
Help navigating systems that serve you and your family
  • Are you unsure of who to contact and what the next steps are for getting help for your child? We can help.
  • By connecting with our staff, we will listen and help you come up with a plan of action to address the concerns you have for your child.
  • Includes school team collaboration regarding Individualized Education Programs (IEP), Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP), 504, and Transition Plans.
Parent to Parent Support
  • Do you find yourself frustrated that others just don’t get it? We are here to listen and help.
  • Staff members on our team are family members of loved ones with disabilities, challenges, and unique learning differences. As family members, we have experience working with the school and regional center systems.
  • We provide support via phone, email, and meetings in person and online, in both individual and group settings.
The Family Resource Center is funded in part by the following programs:

Additional Programs

Early Start Family Resource Center

The center is funded by the California Department of Developmental Services. Through this grant we support and serve families of children with developmental delays, disabilities, and those at risk who are 0-3 throughout Fresno County.

The Parent Training and Information Center

With a federally funded grant from the Office of Special Education Programs, we help families navigate the systems that serve them: Education, Regional Center and related systems. We serve families of children 0-26 throughout 12 counties by providing workshops, webinars, and resources.

The Family Empowerment Center (FEC)

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.</p> <p>This grant is funded by the California Department of Education. Through this funding source, we serve families of children 3-22 in two counties: Kings and Fresno. This grant allows us to come along side families who need more individualized support regarding special education. For more information, visit: https://www.seedsofpartnership.org/supportOrgs.html.

Additional Funders

EPU Funders
  • Department of Developmental Services (www.dds.ca.gov)
  • Doug Flouty Foundation (www.flutiefoundation.org)
  • Madera First Five (first5madera.org)