The Ed Asner Family Center’s mission is to promote self-confidence in differently abled individuals and bring balance and wellness to those individuals and their families.

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What is The Ed Asner Family Center?

The Ed Asner Family Center is a one-stop shop for those with special needs and their families seeking wholeness in all attitudes of life. The Center will act as an oasis of balance and thought, of interaction and education. Most importantly, The Center will give children and adults of all levels of ability a chance at dignity, confidence, and self-respect.

At The Ed Asner Family Center, we do not only cater to the needs of the special child. We aim to enroll the complete family and help them meet the challenges they face with grace.

The Ed Asner Family Center is currently fundraising for the

first flagship site and will debut classes and programs 

in the beginning of 2019.

What is Offered at The Ed Asner Family Center?

We will offer arts and career advancement programs at our Centers after school and on the weekends, as well as counseling and mindfulness classes. These classes and sessions will promote self-confidence and balance. Something that will translate in all areas in life, including an area that needs much attention in the disability world, employment. Over 80% of individuals with a cognitive disability are unemployed or underemployed.

Mental Health Services Provided:

  • Individual Therapy Sessions with a Licensed MFT
  • Family Therapy Sessions with a Licensed MFT
  • Newly Diagnosed Family Support Groups
  • Caregiver Support Groups
  • Teen Life Skills Support Groups
  • Mom Support Groups
  • Dad Support Groups
  • Sibling Support Groups
  • Mindfulness and De-Stress Workshops

Arts and Career Advancement Classes Provided:

  • Cooking Classes
  • Interview Skills
  • Fine Arts Classes
  • Resume Building
  • Mentorship




Chief Executive Officer



Operating Officer



Operations Manager


Vice President

of Marketing and Events


Director of

Mental Health Services