Family Support Research & Training Center


FSRTC Releases Strategic Research Plan on Families of People with Disabilities


The Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC) has just released Research on Family Caregiving Support in the United States: A Strategic Research Plan. This report provides a road map for future research on family support for families of people with disabilities and who are aging.

Promising Practices in Family Support Across the Lifespan


FSRTC releases an initial list of family support Promising Practices. Identifying Promising Practices in the area of Family Support is an effective way to translate knowledge across local settings and states

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

Webinar on Strategic Plan for Family Support Research

Dr. Sandra Magaña of University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Brian Grossman of University of Illinois at Chicago and Randa Abdelrahim, graduate student at University of Illinois at Chicago, presented on the years long process of developing the strategic plan and present highlights of the plan.

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Request for Applications: The Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP) Seed Funding

Dr. Burke (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Easterseals and the Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC) at the University of Illinois-Chicago have a Request For Applications for community-based organizations interested in implementing the Volunteer Advocacy Project (VAP), a 36 hour advocacy training intervention for individuals who want to become special education advocates.

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