A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

Including Your Child - April 1997

Appendix B

Resources

Minority Family Groups

COFFO, Inc.
P.O. Box 900368
305 South Flagler Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
Contact: Santiago Garcia
(305) 246-0357 or (305) 245-1052
Fax: (305) 246-2445
Migrant farm workers, mostly Hispanic

Creating Opportunities for Parent
Empowerment (COPE)

300 I Street, NE, Suite 112
Washington, DC 20002
Contact: Nichelle Ames
1-800-515-2673 (National) or (202) 543-6482
Fax: (202) 543-6682
e-mail: Cope@erols.com
Diverse population

Federation for Children with Special Needs
95 Berkeley Street, Suite 104
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-2915
Fax: (617) 695-2939
e-mail: fcsninfo@fcsn.org
Technical assistance provider for grassroots consortium

Inter-Island Parent Coalition for Change
4008 Estate Diamond
P.O. Box 4402
Christianstead, St. Croix
U.S.V.I. 00822
Contact: Chearoll Williams
(809) 773-3494 or (809) 778-2275
African descent

Island Parents Educational Support and Training Center (IPEST)
Martha's Vineyard
P.O. Box 4081
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Contact: Carol Kennedy
(508) 693-8612
Fax: (508) 693-7717 (Attention IPEST)
Diverse populations

Loving Your Disabled Child (LYDC)
4715 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Contact: Theresa Cooper
(213) 299-2925 or (310) 676-3527
Fax: (213) 299-4373
e-mail: lydc@pacbell.net
Primarily African-American, inclusive of other minorities

Marilyn Ruiz
332 W. Alverez Avenue
Clweiston, FL 33440
(941) 983-4417
Fax: (941) 983-3479
Hispanic, works closely with Parent Empowerment Project

Oglala Sioux Tribe
Public Safety Commission
Box 300
Pine Ridge, SD 57770
Contact: Carol Ironrope Herrera
(605) 867-1314
Fax: (605) 867-5832
Native American

Parent Empowerment Project
4255 Fifth Avenue, SW
Naples, FL 34119
Contact: Marianne Haven
(941) 455-4567
e-mail: Marianne@naples.net
Migrant, primarily Hispanic

Parents of Watts
10828 Lou Dillon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Contact: Alice Harris
(213) 566-7556
Fax: (213) 569-3982
Primarily African-American, inclusive of other minority groups

Parent Power
1118 S. 142nd Street
Tacoma, WA 98444
Contact: Yvone Link
(206) 531-2022
Fax: (206) 531-2022
e-mail: Ylink@aol.com
Asian

Pyramid Parent Training Project
3132 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125
Contact: Ursula Markey
(504) 895-5970
Fax: (504) 899-5739
e-mail: Dmarkey404@aol.com
African-American

Special Kids, Inc. (SKI)
P.O. Box 61628
Houston, TX 77208
Contact: Agnes Johnson
(713) 643-9576 or (713) 250-5469
Fax: (713) 643-6291
e-mail: SpecKids@aol.com
Primarily African-American, inclusive of other minority groups

United We Stand
c/o Francis of Paola Preschool
201 Conselyea Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Contact: Lourdes Putz
(718) 782-1462
Fax: (718) 782-8044
e-mail: uwsofny@aol.com
African-American, Hispanic, Puerto Rican

Urban Parents Becoming Effective Advocates Through
Training (UPBEATT)

9950 Fielding
Detroit, MI 48228
Contact: Edith Sharp
(313) 837-1343
Fax: (313) 837-0358
e-mail: Upbeatt@aol.com
Primarily African-American, inclusive of other minorities

Vietnamese Parents of Disabled Children (VPDC)
314 Gina Drive
Carson, CA 90745-3617
Contact: The-Luyen Chu
(310) 370-6704
Fax: (310) 542-0522
e-mail: Lchu@earthlink.net
Vietnamese

Virgin Island Family Information Network on Disabilities
(VI-FIND)


#2, Nye Gade
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Contact: Catherine Glenn
(809) 775-3962 (Voice/Fax)
African descent


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