Parent to Parent of NYS
Parent to Parent of New York State builds a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs to navigate and influence service systems and make informed decisions.
We offer parents/caregivers the opportunity to connect one-to-one with a parent/caregiver of an individual with the same or similar disability or special health care need – someone who has “been there”.
Our Parent Matching program offers parents the opportunity to be matched, based on their request, with a trained Support Parent. Support Parents are parents/caregivers who volunteer to help other families in situations similar to those they have faced, usually by telephone. Over 1300 parents have entered our statewide support parent network.