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2012 Annual Report

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Who We Are

With more than 50 programs and services available for New Jersey residents living with epilepsy, autism, developmental disabilities and chronic illness, The Family Resource Network (FRN) and its affiliates have been affecting lives of thousands of families across New Jersey for the past 41 years. FRN, originally known as the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey, has been providing support services to individuals with special needs and their families since 1970. The Family Resource Network is a comprehensive family-focused umbrella organization designed to meet the growing need for community-based programs and services to individuals and families with a variety of disabilities through our four affiliate organizations (below). The Family Resource Network is a statewide organization with offices located in Brick, Parsippany, Trenton and Westmont. In 2011, FRN served 28,955 individuals in NJ. When you add these results to the thousands of people we reach through our family-friendly events, such as the Walk for a Brighter Tomorrow and the Beach Bash, it is clear we are making a difference in the health and happiness of thousands of families.

Our Mission

The Family Resource Network (FRN) is dedicated to offering individuals and their families with continuing needs the greatest opportunities, resources and services to support a full and happy life.

Our Affiliates

Autism Family Services of New Jersey (AFSNJ) was created in order to better serve individuals and families affected by autism. With after school services such as arts and crafts, physical education, music therapy, respite opportunities and recreational programs, AFSNJ strives to ensure a better quality of life for people with autism and their families. Caregivers of New Jersey’s (CNJ) is proud to offer a centralized location for answers and information on all caregiving concerns. The growing number of caregivers in the state has increased the demand for advocacy, education and information.
Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey (EFNJ), an affiliate of the National Epilepsy Foundation, provides necessary programs for families living with epilepsy, such as a residential summer camp, support groups, scholarships, and referral programs. EFNJ also institutes free of charge educational presentations about seizure first-aid, police training and helmet safety. Family Support Center of New Jersey (FSCNJ) is a “one-stop shop” for individuals searching for information about disabilities, services and programs on national, state and local levels. FSCNJ has a comprehensive Resource Database of services and programs, a lending library and a family friendly guide to opportunities for people with disabilities (the OPTIONS manual), all to keep families informed and involved in the opportunities that exist in NJ.

This website is funded in part through a contract with the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilitites.

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