About the Family Support Research and Training Center

The FSRTC team at UIC Institute for Disability and Human Development

The Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC) is a collaboration of researchers and organizations who are focused on synthesizing and generating knowledge about the needs and experiences of families who provide support to children and adults with disabilities across the life course… Read more.

People with Disabilities on Family Support

Family composed of members of different ethnicities

Hear from people with disabilities as they give insight on how their siblings support them and discuss ways on how family support could be improved. See the videos »

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News and Events

New Paid Leave Research Briefs

The aim is to understand the experiences of families who provide supports to a family member with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD).

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The Arc Releases FSRTC State Coalitions Report

The Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC) aims to learn more about families’ needs in supporting family members with all types of disabilities across the lifespan, as well as current promising family support practices around the country.

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New briefs on family caregiver research

FSRTC and partner The Arc have just released two new research briefs/infographics on the gaps in caregiver research related to children and older adults with disabilities and findings in the literature.

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