December 12, 2013
Dear Friend of the Federation,
Good News! The Federation is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2014!
What began with two parents gathered at a kitchen table to encourage one another in their struggles to raise their children with special needs has become a lifeline for thousands of families.
Today, the families we support face a variety of challenges in raising their children with special needs. Families like Sarah’s are one example:
Sarah and her family have many challenges. Sarah is the primary caregiver for both her son, who has a rare genetic disorder and her husband, who also has serious medical issues.
Sarah contacted our Call Center seeking help and guidance around education, health and community resources for her son. Federation staff provided Sarah with information about the Early Intervention process and her rights as a parent, and connected Sarah with an Early Intervention program. Sarah was also given information about a parent support group in her area. She has begun attending the group, which has helped her feel more confident in her ability to support her son.
There is no shortage of families like Sarah’s, and your donation to the Federation’s Annual Appeal makes a huge difference in the lives of each of the families we serve throughout the year. Because of you, the Federation is able to offer exceptional programs, like our Visions of Community Conference, Parent Training and Information, Family TIES of Massachusetts, Mass Family Voices, the Recruitment, Training and Support Center, … and so much more.
The education, advocacy and critical networking opportunities we provide for families keep them from feeling isolated and alone.
While Sarah’s family may face many struggles, because of your generous support, the Federation will be there for her family, and for many others in the years ahead, providing support and guidance as her child grows!
Your donation does make a world of difference. As one parent so graciously told us, “I would like to express my gratitude to the Federation for their hard work, dedication and guidance. People like you are the ones that make this planet better, one family at a time.”
Please give generously this year in honor of our 40th Anniversary – together we can ensure another 40 years of making life better for all children - one family at a time!
Richard J. Robison
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