The core of Family Road Map is the Guiding Star—Five tasks that keep people on the right road to services no matter which system they must navigate. The Guiding Star works because people in systems tend to behave in very predictable ways. That means certain types of strategies get very dependable results. Family Road Map not only empowers families with basic knowledge about how systems operate—it also provides simple, practical tips and techniques suggested by others who share their experience in navigating special needs systems.
The Family Road Map curriculum is designed with adaptable components that can be
- taught as one-hour units in a short course,
- included in support group programming, or
- used with individual families as a “deep dive” resource for case management, peer support, or Wraparound services.