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The National Directory of
Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

Exceptional Parents Unlimited

Mailing Address:
4440 N. First St.
Fresno, CA 93726

Phone: 559 229-2000
Fax: 559 229-2956

Contact Person: Bobbie Coulbourne

Email:

Web Site: http://www.exceptionalparents.org

Population Served:
Developmental Disabilities

Mission:
The mission of Exceptional Parents Unlimited is to strengthen and empower children and families facing extraordinary medical, developmental, and parenting challenges.

Description:
We are a multi-funded nonprofit organization with over 50% of staff being family members of children with disabilities.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth
• Provide contracted direct services (e.g., respite, care management)
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide advocacy

Organization type:

Region(s) served:
• Regional

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