Family SHADE

Enable. Empower. Enrich.

Enable. Empower. Enrich.

Apply NOW to be a part of PIC Family Leadership Network!

This network is for parents/guardians of children from birth to age 26 who have a suspected or diagnosed disability. Network membership includes training, monthly learning community sessions, support with IEPs, and referrals. Participants will receive monthly stipends for attendance and participation.

Leadership Training

The evidenced-based training, Parents as Collaborative Leaders, will cover topics such as:

  • Defining parent leadership
  • Listening and asking clarifying questions
  • Critical elements of collaboration
  • Tips for leading meetings and more


Learning Communities

FLN members also serve on learning communities — topic-specific opportunities serving children with special health care needs. Members meet regularly and participate in discussions and brainstorming sessions.


Individualized Support

Each member will have access to mentorship and individualized support, including a review of their child’s 504 and/or IEP. They will also have priority registration to our upcoming Family Leadership Advocacy Events, held annually in English and Spanish.


For more information and an application, visit, call 302-999-7394 x1124, or email