Educational Institutions

Parent To Parent of Miami Inc

  • Miami, FL
  • www.ptopmiami.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Parent to Parent of Miami is to empower and support a network of families who have children and adults with disabilities. Our vision is that all families who have children with specials needs or disabilities will have universal access to information, training, support, and advocacy skills to help their children reach their full potential. All while leading the community on the rights of all children.

Main Programs

  1. Parenting Education and Family Strengthening
  2. Community Parent Resource Center
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Parent to Parent of Miami is a community parent resource center for families who have children with disabilities that provides specific disability information, peer support, one to one coaching, eductional workshops, community resources and advocacy in Miami-Dade

Parent to Parent of Miami is the only organization that responds to the needs and supports of all disabilities and age groups. Services are provided in English and Spanish and free of charge to parents. The majority of the staff and board is comprised of parents of chidlren with disabilities.

ruling year

1990

ExecutiveDirector

Self-reported

Mrs. Isabel C Garcia

Keywords

Self-reported

parenting children with disabilities

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EIN

65-0022052

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The purpose of the Community Parent Resource Center is to provide underserved parents of children with disabilities with the training and information to enable them to participate cooperatively and effectively in helping their children meet the developmental, functional, and challenging academic achievement goals that have been established for all children; and to help parents unlock their children's potential so that they lead productive, independent adult lives, to the maximum extent possible. . During fiscal year 2012-2013, Parent to Parent of Miami assisted over 1,400 families in Miami-Dade County with information, resources, and workshops to better understand their child's disability, community resources available, trainings regarding special education law as well as other parenting workshops. Advocacy at school meetings is provided to parents needing assistance with educational concerns for their child. All information, workshops and support is provided in both English and Spanish. Our workshops were very well received with over 700 parents participating during the year both at our office and throughout the community. All Education and Support Specialists providing assistance to families are parents of children with disabilities which provides a unique opportunity for families to share common experiences and feelings.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Parenting Education and Family Strengthening

The Parent to Parent Education and Support program is focused on empowering families of children with disabilities. Strategies include outreach to underserved and diverse populations; peer support and assistance via telephone and face to face meetings; workshops for parents on disability, parenting and special education law.

Category

People/Families with of People with Disabilities

Population(s) Served

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

None

None

Budget

$500,000.00

Program 2

Community Parent Resource Center

This grant funded through the federal Office of Special Education Programs targets parents of children with disabilities in Miami-Dade county to provide information, training and supports. Individualized coaching sessions for families lead to improved communication and advocacy skills.

Category

People/Families with of People with Disabilities

Population(s) Served

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

None

None

Budget

$100,000.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    1. Provide information to parents of children with disabilites.
    2. Increase educational, health, employment and independent living outcomes for students with disabilities.
    3. Increase advocacy and parent involvement skills at home,health school, financial planning and resources at the local,state and national level.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    The strategies to accomplish these goals is by 1)outreaching to under-served and diverse populations; 2) Peer support, assistance over the telephone and in person; 3) providing weekly workshops on various topics dealing with disability, special education law and regulations, and community resources; 4) providing advocacy at school meetings; 5) parent advocacy training.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Curriculum developed by the national Alliance for Parent Center and vetted by the U.S. Department of Education, OSEP is used to provide trainings. These modules are modified to meet the education and literacy needs of the population served. Ongoing review of curriculum content relevance and evaluation of presenter's ability to effectively execute the objectives outlined for each topic ensures the fidelity of the curriculum. Staff receive weekly updates on new community resources and review federal, state and local law and policy changes to ensure up-to-date information is provided to families contacting the organization.

    Professional development activities: local, state and national conference related to disabilties and non profit management. Webinars and technical assistance from projects funded by the the U.S.Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs
    (OSEP).
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    To ensure fidelity to the program, a Parenting Skills Checklist is completed for all first-time callers to the organization. Parents are assessed by our Education and Support Specialist for their understanding of their child's disability, knowledge of the services they receive from their community, available peer support, understanding of special education law and how it relates to their child's education, their involvement in the school, whether the home environment is conducive to development and their advocacy knowledge related to legislative issues affecting people with disabilities. These seven indicators are shown to be key knowledge areas for parents to be well informed advocates for their child. As parents acquire additional information, their knowledge base increases and skill set increase and therefore become knowledgeable key players for their child's educational, medical and financial concerns throughout the lifespan.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The evaluation process consists of an assessment of the skills and knowledge of the parent at the initial contact and 90 day follow-up. These observations are documented by the Education and Support Specialists and each parent is reassessed to determine if they have increased knowledge in the seven indicators of the Parenting Skills Check list.

    Pre and Post tests completed by parents at workshops track increase knowledge related to the topics and satisfaction surveys provide feedback related to the quality and relevance of the information provided.


    Action Plans completed for school related meetings document the increase advocacy and parent involvement at the school level.

    Parent involvement at community conferences, panels, councils documented in the data system helps us track increased parent leadership roles at the local, state and national level.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Parent to Parent of Miami is a community parent resource center for families who have children with disabilities that provides specific disability information, peer support, one to one coaching, eductional workshops, community resources and advocacy in Miami-Dade

Parent to Parent of Miami is the only organization that responds to the needs and supports of all disabilities and age groups. Services are provided in English and Spanish and free of charge to parents. The majority of the staff and board is comprised of parents of chidlren with disabilities.

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Financials

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PARENT TO PARENT OF MIAMI INC
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Parent To Parent of Miami Inc

Leadership

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ExecutiveDirector

Mrs. Isabel C Garcia

BIO

Isabel C Garcia has over twenty-six years of management experience, including current role as Executive Director/CEO. In this capacity transformed traditional peer support non-profit into a thriving financially successful program in a predominantly Hispanic community. Ms. Garcia directs all aspects of this non-profit organization consisting of 16 employees, 6 volunteer Board of Trustees members and over 9,000 member based constituency representative of parents of children with disabilities. Accountable for management and finance leadership, fundraising and policy-making in joint effort with the Board of Trustees, ensures compliance with transparency and conflict of interest, branding/ marketing and program development, grant writing, board recruitment, management team professional development, and collaborative partnerships at the state, local and national level. Extensive background on issues regarding children with disabilities and their families, healthcare, services and support, best practices, laws and regulations.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Enrique Escallon

Parent to Parent of Miami

Term: Oct 2012 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity