Vermont Family Network

Vermont Family Network

Vermont Family Network (VFN) promotes better health, education and well-being for all children and families, with a focus on children and young adults with special needs.

Contact Vermont Family Network if you would like to:

  • Gather resources on disabilities, education, mental health and healthcare
  • Be more involved in your child’s education and learn how to help your child meet success in school
  • Get guidance and information for your child with disabilities in school
  • Improve and strengthen advocacy skills
  • Talk with another parent who has a similar experience with their child with special needs
  • Learn special education and parents’ rights and related laws
  • Prepare for meetings regarding school and mental health issues
  • Learn about health care financing (Six Ways booklet)
  • Find support and information about resources for mental health concerns
  • Learn about transitions from early childhood to adulthood for children with disabilities
  • Find support for adults with disabilities
  • Find information and support on Autism
  • Be involved in state and national advocacy efforts
  • Learn about assistive technology
  • Find funding sources for conferences, equipment, camps and respite (funding)
  • Use our free lending library
  • Meet other parents in our support groups (see list)
  • Share your experience with medical and university students
  • Participate in sibling workshops of children with disabilities
  • Ask questions about your child’s development, Birth to 3 years
  • Participate on committees and advisory councils
  • Attend workshops and conferences
  • Join our listserv click for info on how to join
  • Receive our newsletter