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 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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Future Planning Seed Grant Webinar

Three (3) seed grants in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to community-based organizations that provide services and supports to people with disabilities and their families.

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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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