Resources

Support

Parent-to Parent support is the heart of our mission.
Families lend a unique and special strength to the FRC; our staff is comprised of parents and those who
have family members with disabilities.

“Families Helping Families”
is our commitment

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Services

Here are some services CHALLENGED offers:

Parent Mentors
Home Visitation / Phone Support
Resource Library
Autism Support Services
Referrals to other Agencies
Parents as Teachers Program
Toy Lending Library
Support Groups
IEP Trainings
Parenting Program for CVRC Parents who are clients
Early Intervention Support for Parents
Playgroup 0-5 Years Old
Disability Awareness Programs
Adult Day Program - DREAM
Community Presentations
Sibling Support

Involvement

CHALLENGED supports families by assisting in finding services. We work with other agencies in the community to improve children’s growth and development.

Too often parents feel that they are outsiders to a very technical, specialized and foreign world of titles and interventions that do not value their child or their role as parents. CHALLENGED is a place to help meet
other parents and share your stories

CHALLENGED will make you feel welcome. We want to help you get involved in your child’s learning.

We provide resources on topics such as:
Disabilities, behavior, health & nutrition, child care, parenting special needs and special needs education.

CHALLENGED offers parent training and support groups on a variety of issues.. Please request a current flyer.

Parent Trainings
To Be Announced

Parent IEP Trainings
To Be Announced

Surrogate Parent Training
To Be Announced

 


Autism support group

Providing support for families affected by a diagnosis on the Autism spectrum –

1st Friday of the month @
10:00 am - 11:00 am

(209) 384-0119

Down Syndrome support group

Providing support to families that have received a diagnosis of Down Syndrome –

2nd Tuesday of the month @
10:00 am - 11:00 am

(209) 384-0119

Parent Connection support group

Meet other parents who have children with special needs and know you’re not alone –

2nd Thursday of the month @
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Last Wednesday of the
month @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

(209) 384-0119

Sibling support group

Providing support for families affected by a diagnosis on the Autism spectrum –

4th Friday of the month @
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

(209) 384-0119

ADD/ADHD support group

Providing support to families that have received a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD -

3rd Thursday of the month @
10:00 am - 11:00 am

(209) 384-0119

Preemie Babies support group

Providing support to families that have premature babies -

4th Wednesday of the month @
10:00 am - 11:00 am

(209) 384-0119

CONTACT:

Please contact our office @
(209) 384-0119
if you plan to attend any of the
support group meetings.
If no attendance by the day prior,
group will be cancelled.

CHALLENGED FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER  |  827 W. 20th STREET - MERCED, CA   |  PHONE (209) 385-5314  |   FAX (209) 385-5317  |  HOURS: MON - THUR  9 - 4 CLOSED 12 - 1

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