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.
Vermont Family Network began in July, 2008, when Vermont Parent Information Center (VPIC) and Parent to Parent of Vermont merged. Since the merger, VFN has continued to offer the same support, services, and referrals to children and families that were once offered by VPIC and Parent to Parent.
Our Williston office is located at 600 Blair Park Road, Suite 240 in Williston, VT, 05495 and we are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. For more information about our programs and services, please contact us at (802) 876-5315 or 1-800-800-4005.
Our Rutland office is located at 135 North Main Street, Suite #4, Rutland, VT, 05701.
Contact us 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 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
- Receive our newsletter
- Become a VFN volunteer