2015-2017 Family Support Research & Training Center (FSRTC) State Coalitions Brief

As part of its work on the Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC), The Arc provided grants to seven state and local chapters of The Arc to organize coalitions aimed at improving support to all families of people with disabilities and seniors in their states. The coalitions were hosted in Arizona, California, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin between 2015 and 2017. These coalitions had the following goals:

  • To discuss and better understand systemic challenges in providing family support to all families of people with disabilities in the state;
  • To share promising practices in family support that currently exist in the state; and
  • To develop and implement an action plan to address challenges in the state’s family support systems.

This brief summarizes the insights from these coalitions.