In 1987, Audrey Yarbrough and Judy Young, both moms of children with developmental disabilities, were having heated discussions. Their kids needed special education services, and they had nowhere to turn for help and information.
Like so many families with a child with a disability, they felt frustrated, overwhelmed and very alone.
From their exasperation, the idea for F.A.C.T. was born.
Over the years, we have expanded our services to provide educational advocacy, information, training and much more to support caregivers. We provide the tools you need to face the challenges of raising a child with any type of disability.
From modest beginnings, F.A.C.T. now serves over 1,700 families every year in Saint Charles County, Warren County, Franklin County, Lincoln County, Jefferson County, St. Louis County and St. Louis City.
F.A.C.T.’s mission is to mentor and empower families through advocacy and training to improve the quality of life and opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.
Our vision is of a community where all children and adults are supported through their challenges, valued for their diversity and fully included as they choose.