for     little ones


What Unites Us...


Whatever the disability, there are "common threads" of knowledge that make all families (and people with disabilities they support) stronger advocates, better-equipped decision-makers and ready planning partners.

Our Hope


We hope to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families in southwest Ohio by…


  • Setting a standard for listening respectfully and fully to families.


  • Welcoming partnerships with family members from all backgrounds, cultures, religions and lifestyles in efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families.


  • Working collectively for positive changes in organizations supporting people with disabilities and their families.


  • Using the expertise of our network to help find what families say they need and want in and outside systems.


  • Welcoming young parents, siblings and professionals in efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families.


  • Being good stewards and reducing the costs by working collaboratively and thoughtfully.

Common Threads Network...


Is a group of families, family support organizations and agencies from Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren Counties in Ohio.


Believes that all families should receive timely state and local information that will help meet their needs.


Helps families and professionals learn ways to influence positive policy changes in the delivery of services at the local and state levels.

 

Prepares families to better meet advocacy challenges and plan for a meaningful life across the lifespan.

The Common Threads Network (CTN) is a collaborative group of families, family support organizations and agencies from Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren Counties in Ohio.  Whatever the disability, there are "common threads" of knowledge that make all families stronger advocates.  CTN helps ensure that families of children and adults with developmental disabilities receive

up-to-date information and resources through timely community information sessions.