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About Us

The Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC) is a community-based collaborative agency, staffed by parents and professionals. It is designed to serve families of individuals with special needs by providing a broad continuum of information, education, and support. EFRC is one of 14 Family Empowerment Centers on Disability in the State of California. Services and supports are offered in English and Spanish. EFRC Services information sheet


Services to Families

EFRC offers emotional support, factual information and encouragement from the unique perspective of being a parent.

Family Support

  • Parent-to-Parent Support
  • Support Groups

Information and Referral

  • Local, state and national information on programs, events and services
  • California Early Start point of entry

Resources and Lending Library

  • Books, DVDs and Videos
  • Article Archive
  • Disability Specific Information
  • Information and Resource Packets

Parent Training

  • California Early Start
  • Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Pyramid: Building Family Support
  • Parent to Parent

Services to Professionals

EFRC collaborates with other agencies in our community.

  • Information & Referral
  • Technical assistance on family-related issues
  • Speaker's bureau and presentations
  • Training and education
  • Disability information
  • Books and videos
  • Curriculum planning resources
  • Support

What is a Family Resource Center 

View  Our Collaboratives and Our Community Connections 
EFRC Office Locations & Staff Directory  
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 EFRC is part of the Interwork Institute at San Diego State University and funding is administered through the SDSU Research Foundation.

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