CTFSN exists to help families raising children with disabilities and special healthcare needs through the life span.
Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN) was built on the tenets of family support and leadership and was created by the Connecticut Family Support Council in 1998. CTFSN became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2010.
CTFSN provides direct support to individuals and families in their homes and communities by sharing information and resources that empower people to make their voices heard and to become their own best advocate.
Supporting families and individuals has been the sole mission of CTFSN since its inception. To meet the needs of families raising children and adult family members with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs in Connecticut, CTFSN staff provide information and resources to families and help them connect with services. CTFSN aims to ensure the best outcomes for the family member with special needs and the family as a whole.
CTFSN is a statewide organization and its staff work and live in the communities they serve. All staff members are parents, family members, or caregivers to a person with special needs.
With these goals in mind, CTFSN employed staff members who were knowledgeable about services in their location, and who would partner with local providers and professionals.