Our Mission: EMPOWERING FAMILIES of Children with Special Needs to successfully Understand and Access the systems that serve them.

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Mighty Miler in training
You can still support Matrix Mighty Milers on our Crowdrise site! Matrix Mighty Milers is an inclusive running program for children of all ages and all different abilities. This is an opportunity for children with special needs to participate on a team, with their typically developing peers. Click here to listen to words of wisdom from a Matrix Mighty Miler! ... More
How will the Endrew F. Supreme Court Decision help me prepare for my child’s next IEP? The landmark case of Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District asked this question: “Do schools have to provide a meaningful education in which children with disabilities show significant progress and are given substantially equal opportunities as children without disabilities, or can schools provide ... More
   The Nika Project spreads the power of technology in the world of special education.   Don’t know what to do with your old mobile technology tools? Here is an opportunity to share the power of technology to children with special needs worldwide through the Nika Project. The Nika Project spreads the power of technology in the world of special ... More
How to help kids stay comfortable in what can be overstimulating outdoor activities. Here’s a great article by Rae Jacobson at the Child Mind Institute: For many kids, summer vacation holds the promise of months of school-free fun. But for children with sensory processing issues, summer can be a challenging time. From the sand on the beach to the fireworks ... More
Please help the Lanterman Housing Alliance and the State Council on Developmental Disabilities gather data on housing needs of folks in our communities!   Hello, The Lanterman Housing Alliance, in partnership with the Corporation for Supportive Housing and the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, has created a survey to gather data on the housing needs of people with intellectual or ... More