About the Family Village Project
What is the Family Village Project?
The Family Village is a web site
for children and adults with disabilities, their families, and their
friends and allies. Family Village brings together thousands of online
resources in a organized, easy-to-use directory. The centerpiece of
Family Village is the library, where visitors can find information on over
300 diagnosis. Visitors can also learn about assistive technology,
legal rights and legislation,
special education, leisure activities and
much more. You can learn more about the various building in
The Family Village by visiting here:
Founded in 1996, the Family Village is generously sponsored by the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The Waisman Center is one of nine national facilities that includes a Mental Retardation Developmental Disabilities Research Center and a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan.
How can I get my site or other resource added to Family Village?
The Family Village welcomes suggestions and updates from web site visitors. If you know of a resources that should be included in Family Village, please complete the appropriate submission form.
February 16, 2009