Building Bridges VI: A Diversity Unconference

Since 2010, the CFI has partnered with the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services, the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, and Families at Work, Inc. to plan an annual institute on working with culturally & linguistically diverse communities. … Continue reading

Connect for Success Symposum 2016

The 2016 Connect for Success Symposium was held in Virginia Beach on Sept 18th-20th. 120 attendees enjoyed a number of informational and skill building sessions on family engagement. Connect for Success 2016 Agenda FINAL Connect for Success 2016 3 Ps … Continue reading

2016 Parent Summit

From June 15-17, 2016, over 45 professionals, 145 13-21 year old transition-aged students with disabilities and 125 family members attended the 9th annual Parent Summit. This year’s event, on the campuses of James Madison University, marked the 10th year of … Continue reading

Changing Landscape of ADHD: A New Definition

2015 Parent Summit

From June 17-19, 2015, 140 families of 13-21 year old transition-aged students are expected to attended the 8th annual Parent Summit (9th annual Youth Summit) on the campuses of James Madison University. Click on the links below for the program … Continue reading

Family Navigator Training

The Family to Family Network of Virginia is recruiting parents and family members of children and young adults with disabilities or special health care needs who want to volunteer as Family Navigators. Family Navigator Training.  Those accepted as family Navigators … Continue reading

GBYS Meet & Greet

The Guide By Your Side Program and the Virginia Department of Health’s Early Hearing Detection & Intervention program are holding a Meet & Greet for families whose infants and toddlers have been diagnosed as deaf or hard of hearing.  The … Continue reading

Building Bridges IV: an Institute on Building Culturally Sensitive Collaboration

Join us at St. James Church located at 1133 West Franklin Street in Richmond, Virginia for an interactive discussion looking “through the lens of person centered thinking” with culturally diverse populations. Keynote speakers will share emerging frameworks and best practices, … Continue reading

Parent Resource Center Connect for Success Conference

The bi-annual Connection for Success Conference for Virginia’s school division Parent Resource Centers will be held on September 22 & 23, 2014 at the Sheraton Virginia Beach.  For more information, please email or Registration is by invitation only. … Continue reading

2014 I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit

The 2014 I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit is scheduled for June 18-20, 2014 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Visit the website at if you would like additional information about this year’s youth and parent summit. Applications … Continue reading