For Families and Young Adults is a free, easy-to-access and reliable tool for families, children and young adults, especially those with disabilities, challenges and health care needs. 

It was designed to be used by both professionals and families/young adults to encourage sharing of resources, dialogue and partnership. can help you: 

  • Find resources to meet your needs, whether immediate or long-term

  • Empower yourself with knowledge and advocacy tools 

  • Connect with others in your community in similar situations

  • Find organizations and professionals that can provide guidance and services 

  • Discover answers to questions and concerns about topics such as:

    • steps to take if your child or young adult is diagnosed with a disability or chronic illness

    • access to community-based health, social services and education

    • balancing needs of family members

    • growth and development

    • coping with stress

    • partnering with and influencing decision makers

Types of resources include: 

  • Tools (toolkits, guides, checklists, websites) 

  • Events (webinars, support groups, information fairs, workshops, conferences and recreational/social activities) 

  • Organizations / agencies / providers 

All are searchable by keyword, location (county or region), age range, condition, service, and topic areas of interest. 

What families are saying about

“Magically it appears to be right on target for my child’s age group and current issues.”

“Makes my life a little easier than taking hours looking for organizations.”

”Love this website. There's a feeling of hope when I click through the pages. Thanks for having this site, it's been heaven sent to our family.”

“After you complete your profile, you get information that is specific to your needs or interests. It's also very easy to refer someone to the site.”

“[I like] being able to look at things going on around the state, in case we are in that part of Ohio, or want to travel to that area.”

“Having the ability to customize the information that I receive from Red Treehouse monthly for my family is priceless. Thank you Red Treehouse!”