"Empowering Families, Engaging Systems, Improving Lives"

Our Mission 

We educate, empower, and engage parents and the community to improve the quality of life for children with special needs and others at risk of education inequity or system involvement.

Our Vision

All children have the opportunity to realize their talents, dreams, and goals to their highest potential.

Our Story

Here at AFCAMP, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. Since 2001, we’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the scale and effectiveness of our efforts. Just imagine what we can achieve together!

In 1999, Merva Jackson, a social work intern with the former State of Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy, conducted a needs assessment that revealed a profound absence of parent education and training for parents of children with disabilities within the African Caribbean American population in Hartford Connecticut. Among her findings:

 

Little or no information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was being disseminated by schools, agencies or advocacy organizations to families and the larger community.