First In Families of NC recognizes that people with disabilities and their families use both formal and informal supports. By formal supports, we mean the types of supports that cost something, or are obtained through government programs or funding sources. They usually are directly related to our disability. Informal supports are those such as a helpful neighbor, our friends, or the food store which offers us free delivery. These supports are often free, and are usually based upon relationships we have in the community.
At FIFNC we believe that both these types of supports help us live successfully in the community. In this section we offer you some online resources we consider the most helpful in accessing formal supports, and in learning more about the importance of building relationships in one's community.
We include some information on advocacy, because advocacy becomes important when the supports available are not adequate in some way. We become advocates when we need our public officials to know that change is needed. We also advocate to let them what is working right, to ensure that funding for those successful services will continue.
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