The Sandi Lynn Geller Memorial Family Resource Center (Family Resource Center, FRC) is a community-based, family-focused, inclusive platform that provides programs and services based on the growing needs of families in our community and beyond living with neurodiversity.
Here, you will have access to community partners ready to offer you and your neurodiverse loved-one support through a variety of resources, valuable information that can assist you in daily life, and empowerment through events to help you and your neurodiverse loved-one thrive!
How Can the Family Resource Center Help You?
We are looking to expand our resources for our families.
Please let us know what community partners (such as doctors, therapists, counselors, specialists, etc.)who have positively impacted you and your family. Why? Because other families may be looking for that exact same support that has revolutionized life for your family. What an opportunity to support our community and make it stronger together!
Are you looking for information to help you better understand, interact, or assist your neurodiverse
Has the Family Resource Center helped you or your family? We want to hear how!
LiFT’s Sandi Lynn Geller Memorial Family Resource Center (FRC) is actively creating relationships with different camps, organizations, doctors, legal firms, social activity providers, dentists, and specialists to connect our community to their services. Since our August 2021 launch, the LiFT FRC has secured more than 35 community partners.
LiFT’s FRC has partnered with The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida (CARD-USF) to provide our community with their sought-after trainings such as: an Overview of ASD, Visual and Environmental Supports, Promoting Positive Behavior, Social Skills, Communication Skills, Teaching New Skills, Independence in Daily Living, Transition to Adult Life, Adult Services System, and Guardianship & Estate Planning at no cost to help families thrive.
LiFT has been able to connect more than 150 students and their families for the 2021-2022 to valuable support services and to bring greater visibility of community resources available.
“I am thrilled to see the FRC developing! As both a mom of a neurodiverse son, as well as the LiFT Academy Principal who regularly assists parents with finding resources, the FRC is a WIN for everyone! Every family with a neurodiverse child has MANY times throughout the stages of development where they have questions and don’t know where to turn to find the answers. Having a ‘one stop shop’ that is supported by a trustworthy organization removes some of the worry and anxiety. They can find reliable answers quickly and find peace in meeting their child’s needs!”