When told that your child has a special need, your path as a parent is forever changed. There will be ups & downs, twists & turns. VELA is here to walk with you. To support you in becoming your child's greatest expert so that, together, you can be
Vibrant. Limitless. Empowered. & Able.
Do you have a child with special needs? It can be confusing and overwhelming. Through our hands-on group courses, case management sessions, workshops and family events all with specialized childcare, we are here to walk this journey with you! Learn more about our parent programming.
VELA supports parents of children with special needs through hands-on courses, wraparound services, and community building. We work closely with parents to support them in becoming their child's greatest expert while working alongside their child's providers. All programming is at no cost to families and available in Spanish or English. Click here if you are a provider.
Want to make a difference in the lives of families with special needs? As a homegrown nonprofit, your sponsorship and donations help us continue to expand our reach to families. There are many ways for you or your group to join us in creating a community where all families thrive. Become a volunteer, sponsor or donor today. Learn how to get involved.
STORYTIME: MEET LIAN
Lian loves many things including his parents, dogs and pizza. When we met his parents, Rosa and Eric, we quickly saw where he got his brightness. They are warriors who have been through heart surgeries, diagnoses, very hard special education meetings and lots more with their son. Click here to read more about them and other families we are honored to serve!