Somali Parents Advocacy Center for Education (SPACE)


Our mission is to support, educate, and empower parents to be better advocates for their children with disabilities in schools, in healthcare, and in their community.

Support Programs

Family advocacy programs to build resilience in children and their parents

Social Support Services

Hosting events to facilitate community bonding and understanding.

Health Literacy Program

Conducting health literacy workshops for English language learners.

Technology Support

Providing free tablets for kids and technology training for their families.

Disability Advocacy

Advocating for families in the community through working with schools and healthcare institutions to support their children.

Mental Health Resources

Destigmatizing mental illness and opening up the conversation about mental health through educational events and seminars.

Community Role

Building a movement of parents of children with disabilities to:

  • understand the symptoms and accept potential therapy methods to improve the lives of their children
  • to advocate for their children and others in their community
  • to stop the shaming, the shunning, and the stigmatization of disability
    • to improve the access to quality services available for them and their children