Center for Family Leadership

We Are Here for You.

You are never alone when we walk the journey together.Being a parent of a child with disabilities can sometimes be a challenging and lonely experience, but the Center for Family Leadership can help. Generously funded by the Harriet P. Irsay Endowment Fund, the Center for Family Leadership connects families so we can support each another, trade strategies, share coping techniques & connect through common experiences.

Throughout the year, we offer free educational forums and events that help families meet the challenges of daily life so their children are empowered to achieve their dreams.

You Are Not Alone.

The Center for Family Leadership was designed by parents to share information, hope and resources. Most important, we inspire from each other to:

  • Express our thoughts & feelings
  • Share our triumphs & challenges
  • Develop solutions that work for our individual situations
  • Make informed choices
  • Successfully navigate life’s many transitions
  • Learn about our rights as parents & advocates
  • Become involved in the community

One of the most valuable ways we can help parents, professionals in this field and advocates is by offering virtual trainings on a wide variety of topics. These interactive sessions allow for plenty of discussion and valuable take-aways. Our past educational forums include:

  • Supported Decision Making
  • Adolescence | Helping You & Your Child Survive Puberty
  • Assistive Technology & Communication
  • Back to School Stress Management Tips
  • The Special Education Process | Understanding Article 7

We are now recording our trainings, so if you missed one, you’ll be able to catch up at your convenience. You can access our recent Specialized Home Care Services training here. We also have recordings of these past trainings available upon request:

  • Assistive Technology & Communication
  • Special Needs & ABLE Accounts
  • The IEP Process
  • SSI: Navigating the Process
  • Navigating the Transition to Adult Life

Upcoming Forums in 2024


Thur, March. 28, 2024
11:30 am – 12:30 pm EST
FREE  |  Via Zoom
(RSVP by 4 pm March 26)


If you would like to receive a heads-up on upcoming forums and information geared for parents, families & professionals, please join our listserv.

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Learn More.

If you or someone you know would benefit from our Center for Family Leadership, please call us at 317-375-2700 to learn more. Or click here to share a little information so we can get back to you.