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

FSRTC and Area Agencies on Aging

The importance of providing LTSS for older adults stems from the increasing needs of this population. The number of people who are 65+ years old is constantly increasing and it is estimated to reach 92 million nationwide…

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Future Planning Seed Grant

Easterseals and the University of Illinois-Chicago Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC) announces a Request For Applications for community based organizations interested in implementing The Future is Now: A Future Planning Training Curriculum for Families and Their Adult Relatives with Developmental Disabilities

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Bringing Voices Together: NINR Summit

The summit provided perspectives across the spectrum of caregiving, including the importance of caregiving across the lifespan as well as current and future directions for research to improve the health of patients and caregivers.

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