Special Edition Newsletter: Family Voices Indiana, About Special Kids unite! By Holly Wheeler, Executive Director
Family Voices Indiana and About Special Kids have announced that they are coming together to create a new organization to better serve families of children and youth with special healthcare needs and the professionals who serve them in Indiana. FVI and ASK are two strong family-centered organizations who have functioned separately for many years. We have chosen to come together to strengthen our services, broaden our reach and maximize our funding. Most importantly, we want to better serve families and professionals across the state.
In the coming months, you will still be able to call both ASK and FVI. We will be working to bring together our programs, staff and administration. We also will work with a marketing firm to define our new brand and name the new organization. On January 1, we will open as a new, combined organization. In the meantime, we will let you know what changes you can expect and when you can expect them.
Further information about the reasons why we've chosen to come together and how it will affect operations in the coming months can be found here.
Your input is important to us as we create our new organization. Families please fill out this short survey and professionals please fill out this survey to share your thoughts about FVI and ASK. Our marketing firm will use this information as it works with us to create an identity for the new organization.
“We are incredibly excited about combining with About Special Kids to make even more resources available to the families of Indiana,” said Holly Wheeler of Family Voices Indiana. “Our goal is a world in which families are the center of care and all children and youth with health care needs or disabilities thrive – this new, bigger, and more robust organization will strengthen our work towards achieving that goal.”
Family Voices Indiana thanks you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and your families. We look forward to working with you as a larger, stronger organization in the future.