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Family Light is making changes.  The first is greater flexibility about the "home visit;" portion of our comprehensive package.   That is minor but on a limited basis, we like the change after a trial period, and it is here to stay.

The other is Virtual Consultant.   This is being developed, but is well underway.  Follow that link to see how far this has progressed.   This is the best place to go to see progress in developing these services. We retain what follows on this site because of links directed to this page, but families using this site in lieu of a private consultant should go to Virtual Consultant.  We have updated the following to be accurate as  of this date, December 8, 2013.    We do not anticipate frequent further updates here. Current information will be at Virtual Consultant.

FamilyLight now offers a new service to families who intend a "do-it-yourself" approach to planning for therapeutic services for a family member. Go to Virtual Consultant for full explanation. That will tell you where to go to ask a free question.   (No charge under many circumstances).   In addition, FamilyLight will provide a full records review suggesting the kinds of services that are likely most appropriate to that family's need. A records review will help families to better understand the kind of services that will be needed for effective intervention with the person of concern.   Either of these services can be a simple one time interaction or it can be an introduction to further communication, with fees for subsequent communication  commensurate with the time involved. 

Very soon (no, Now in place!) FamilyLight  will add a subscription member service making part of the website accessible only to those who subscribe.  Most older material and contributions by others will remain accessible to the general public.   A discussion forum will be added in the subscriber only area.  Final design is incomplete but we think we will have space  for blog comments or discussion forum (for subscribers only) next to each article in "Program Reviews" and "Topics of Interest."  Now in place!

These are  initial steps as we plan to offer expanding services that do not require in-person contact.   These services will  be refined and further expanded as we become accustomed to providing the services we are announcing here. 

FamilyLight has historically accepted as clients only those who contract for our full package of services, while we have been willing to provide substantial support gratis to people who did not contract with us.    We have historically required that we would meet in person with every client as a requirement of accepting that client and accepting payment on behalf of that client.   Although changes in our traditional services are currently contemplated, as of this writing that service remains as it has been traditionally provided.   People considering our traditional package of services will find relevant information at "Individual and Personal Services" and the links that follow.  

Best source of current information:

Virtual Consultant

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If you have questions about these instructions, email with cc. to with subject line "FamilyLight question about procedure."  There is no charge for responding to that email.  

Disclaimer: No  program review, no matter how positive, is a blanket endorsement. No criticism is a blanket condemnation.  When we express our level of confidence in a school or program, that is our subjective opinion with which others might reasonably disagree.  When we assert something as fact, we have done our best to be accurate, but we cannot guarantee that all of our information is accurate and up to date. When we address compliance with our guidelines, you need to remember that these are only OUR guidelines -- not guidelines from an official source.  We have also set the bar very high, and do not expect any school or program to be in total compliance.  It is not appropriate to draw a conclusion of impropriety (or even failure to live up to conventional wisdom) from our lack of confidence in a school or program or from less than perfect conformity to our guidelines.  Some will say we expect too much. Readers are responsible for verifying accuracy of information supplied here prior to acting upon it. We are not responsible for inaccuracies.  


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Last updated December 8, 2013

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