Education and Support for Parents of Children with Disabilities
Parent to Parent of Virginia
Who We Are
Parent to Parent of Virginia offers information, training, and emotional support to parents of children with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Parents with children with disabilities are matched with veteran parents (called Parent Partners) of children with disabilities who are trained and experienced in locating resources.
When parents call Parent to Parent of Virginia seeking a parent to talk to, or an IEP advocate, they are first directed to their local Parent to Parent program. If none exists, Parent to Parent of Virginia staff will use all of their connections to contact existing parent networks and disability organizations to locate a parent match or match the parent with Parent to Parent of Virginia staff. Also provides technical assistance to groups wishing to set up a local Parent to Parent program.
Parent to Parent can offer emotional support and understanding, coping skills, information about services, support programs, and advocacy organizations as well as access to people and groups that share their concerns and interest.
Contact your local county school administration to find your local Parent to Parent support.