Family Voices of Alabama ...keeping families at the center of children's health care.


Telehealth Tips Webinars

Presented by Family Voices of Alabama, Nuts & Bolts of Telemedicine – Essentials for Family Centered Experiences is a FREE webinar offering resources developed by Family Voices and others as well as tips to help you make the most of a telehealth appointment. We are offering this one-and-a-half hour seminar at two times to accommodate differing schedules, so be sure to join us for one of them!

To learn more, contact Vera Spinks at or 334-830-0852 or Susan Colburn at or 334-293-7041. VIew and print the Flyer. More information is available on the Downloads Page under Tips.


As the world continues to respond to the coronavirus,  Family Voices is committed to providing information about the virus that we hope will support the unique conditions affecting children and youth with special health care needs, their families, and the larger communities of which they are a part. 

Tips for a Successful Telehealth Visit (pdf) Telehealth Worksheet (pdf)  Preparing for a Hospital Visit (pdf)  

Part of our commitment is this regularly updated National Family Voices webpage (  In addition, Family Voices has developed an email update. Read the latest and sign up at Resource e-Blast.

Also stay in touch with the latest coverage of the crisis through FaceBook/FVNational, Facebook/FamilyVoicesofAlabama, and Twitter/FamilyVoices, where you can share other resources, questions, and comments. You may also contact us directly. Our sincere thanks for all that you do on behalf of families and children.

Spring Summits Postponed

We at Family Voices of Alabama postponed the planned Partners in Care Summit scheduled for 2020 and now 2021.

We would love to see all of our families and providers collaborating and learning together, and we will, at a later time. Above all is our desire to abide by the recommendations about groups of people gathering and also to not ask families who have children or youth with special needs to put themselves and their families at risk. Please continue to follow us on all platforms for continued updates on the Summit and other valuable resources.

Thank you,
The staff of Family Voices of Alabama
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About Us

Our Vision: Every child and youth with special needs receives family-centered care.



We offer an array of programs, training, and tools to find a fit that is right for your needs.


Partners in Care Summit

Each Spring, our Summit educates and enlightens families and professionals.



News focused on our mission, newsletters of interest and, of course, our FaceBook link!



We've collected needed resources in one place to help you find information and services fast.


Ryan's Run

Each fall, we kick-off our college football rivalry weekend with a Run/Walk for a good cause.

Partners in Care Summit logoPartners in Care Summit

Our Summit will be held when it is safe for our families and providers to collaborate and learn together. Please follow our platforms for the latest information!
We will have a great program! Summit Information

Ryan's Run Football LogoAnnual Ryan's Run - November
5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Our annual run/walk celebrating college football rivalry weekend was last held November 30, 2019. We can't wait until we can get together again! Learn more about the event on our Ryan's Run Events pages. Highlights are on our Ryan's Run Facebook page.

Good News!

HRSA approved Family Voices of Alabama for continued funding as the Family to Family Health Information Center in AL and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Our work to build partnerships between families and providers will continue!

Tips for Parents

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Each child has different sleep needs, but one thing is the same; lack of sleep is unhealthy. If your child has special health needs, sleep deprivation can make them worse. In general, school-aged children need 9 -10 hours a night.


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Family Voices of Alabama

1050 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36604-2402
Phone: 877-771-FVOA or (877-771-3862)

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National Family Voices

Family Voices of Alabama is the Family Voices State Affiliate Organization. Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through this national network, Family Voices provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocates for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care. To learn more about the national initiatives of the National Family Voices, please visit their website at:

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Health Care Notebook

Keeping good records improves the care you receive. Care Notebook CoverOur health care notebook is a tool to help caregivers of children with special health care needs maintain an ongoing record of his/her child's care, services, providers, and notes.

We can schedule training for your group of families. Cotact us.

Care Notebooks are now available in Spanish for you to download.

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