The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Family Forever project trains siblings of children with disabilities and their families to increase their knowledge of disability and improve relationships within the family.
The Family Forever project provides weekly training to siblings of children with disabilities and their families to:
1) increase their knowledge of disability and disability laws, 2) improve relationships within the family, 3) increase knowledge of community resources, and 4) support each other
Preference is given to youth who reside in South and East Austin and who are economically disadvantaged.
Training topics include:
1) disability awareness and parents' grief in having a youth with a disability, 2) different disabilities and laws, 3) co-dependency, 4) assertiveness, 5) community resources, and 6) person centered planning and transition planning from one educational or life setting to another