The Exceptional Families Network provides important programs for youth in our community who have special needs. Our programs help these creative children express themselves and explore their world in their own unique way. We offer over 20 activities each month that build skills and training through hands on experiences.
Not only do we engage exceptional young people with in activities that contribute to their growth, we train parents to support that growth and educate and equip our community to provide an inclusive environment that honors the unique abilities of all children. Our focus is on personal, family and community health and acceptance through hands on experiences that develop esteem, confidence and acceptance.
Our program model is unique due to its inclusivity, as well as the hands-on experiential component and respectful format that engages disenfranchised families. We connect families into a community that is empowered to thrive. Although a majority of our families have children diagnosed on the autism spectrum, we welcome all diagnoses, disabilities, and differences. In 2015, EFN provided 276 hours of service to 1649 participants, through the dedicated talents of 1.5 staff members and 219 volunteers.