Human Services -- Multipurpose and Other
Texas Parent to Parent supports children with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and other special needs by empowering their families to be advocates for them through peer support, resource referral and public awareness. We believe that peer support is the best way to assist a family on the journey of raising a child with special needs. The sharing of joy, frustration and hope is one of the most powerful experiences a parent can receive. We also believe that parents are the experts on their child and that the children are our best teachers.
Laura J Warren
3710 Cedar St Box 12 Ste 228
Austin, TX 78705
Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)
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-Matching new parents to trained volunteer parents who have children with similar disabilities or issues via email and telephone. -Providing resource information via website resource directory or in writing to provide families with statewide and local resources. These resources include long-term financial help, therapy centers, parent support groups, etc. -Providing a forum via email or telephone for families to get answers to specific questions about issues related to their child such as special education services, insurance issues, sibling issues, etc. -Providing fact sheets and quarterly newsletters to new families via email or in writing. Information provided will include information on specific disabilities, care for the caregiver, special education law, insurance issues, respite care, applicable websites, etc. -Training volunteer parents in active listening, local resources, the stresses and the stages that new parents experience, etc. via email and/or face-to-face meetings. -Providing information and support to the trained volunteer families via email or in writing in the form of quarterly newsletters. Information provided will include the benefits of parent-to-parent support, special education law, active listening skills, etc. -Providing trainings to Pediatric and Family Practice Residents through our Medical Education program, funded through the Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities -Providing opportunities for professionals to learn from experienced trained parents about the stresses faced by families through educational and informational seminars and programs -Providing technical support to families or parent groups for creating support systems within their community -Provide an annual statewide disability conference for parents
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