Emerson Resource Center

Powered by Emerson, the Emerson Resource Center provides parents and caregivers of children with disabilities with tools to help them navigate the challenges of caring for someone with unique needs. This includes the ability to communicate directly with advocates who can connect them to help with housing, transportation, education, recreation, funding, and other support. The referral service is supported by books in addition to connections to service providers.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Variety families are sheltering in place while Variety Kids are now learning from home. We’ve gathered an extensive list of free or low cost resources available to families that cover a variety of subjects. The list also includes virtual field trip resources, educational shows and games, and other fun resources

Also under the Emerson Resource Center:

Variety Family Conference

A once-a-year educational program featuring speakers on topics pertinent to families and care givers. For more information, visit our Events page or contact Robin Diehl via email.

Endless PossAbilities

A new virtual speaker series free and open to Variety Families. Each session, an individual with a disability shares how they achieved their unique possibilities, covering a wide range of topics. For more information, or to inquire about speaking during a session, contact Robin Diehl via email.

Pedia Pals

Outreach project where Variety staffers visit pediatrician offices to outline the various programs Variety offers. To schedule a visit with your practice, contact Mo Taylor via email.

The life of a parent of a special needs child is always changing and Variety has really shown us that you all are in this with us

Sarah, Variety Kid Will’s Mom