Services For Families

Family Services

Every family has unique needs, strengths, and preferences. Our services for familes offer many programs which are flexible in meeting your needs.

Agency With ChoiceSibSessions

Family Support Services Parent Autism Support Group

Childcare Rapid Response Team

Parent Autism Support Group

Barber National Institute's Parent Autism Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. at the Barber National Institute. Sessions are free and open to the public.

Agency with Choice (AWC) Program

Our Agency with Choice (AWC) program is a financial management/participant directed service available to individuals with an intellectual disability who reside in their own residence or the home of the family.

SibSessions Program for Siblings

"SibSessions" are monthly events for children ages 5 to 16 who have a brother or sister with a developmental disability.  SIBSessions provide a comfortable setting for sharing and learning about the ups and downs of being a brother or sister to a sibling with challenges. 

Time For Me Children's Program

Time for Me is a unique program for children ages 4 to 16 with a developmental disability. Activities include swimming, arts & crafts, gym and snack. The program also provides parents with their own "Time for Me" knowing that their children are in a safe environment, having fun and well supervised by trained staff.

Family Support Services (FSS)

Family Support Services (FSS) at the Barber National Institute is a family-driven program that assists eligible families in selecting and purchasing allowable services that may enhance the quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Childcare Rapid Response Team 

The Rapid Response Team helps reduce expulsion and suspension of your child in a childcare setting by addressing child or classroom behavior challenges before they escalate.