The mission of Parents Helping Parents is to help children and adults with disabilities receive the support and services they need to reach their full potential by providing information, training, and resources to build strong families and improve systems of care.

The vision of Parents Helping Parents is straightforward.

  • We envision a world where all individuals are valued, respected, and included.
  • We want families to be filled with hope and optimism about their loved ones.
  • We share knowledge and skills to create meaningful opportunities and plan for a secure future.
  • We value diversity and endeavor to have our staff, board, volunteers, and donors reflect the community we serve.

With 40+ years of supporting families, our experienced staff members have a national reputation for being a trusted source of information for helping parents, caregivers, and children and adults with any disability or diagnosis.

At Parents Helping Parents, we believe that together we can change the world, one person at a time, one family at a time, one community at a time.


The PHP mission and vision guide us in all that we do. Parents Helping Parents offers a robust menu of services and programs: 1:1 guidancewebinars, and online learning on special educationpublic benefits, assistive technology, and more.

PHP organizes support and information by age of child: Early ChildhoodYouth & Teens, and Adults.

Contact Parents Helping Parents with your questions and we will help you identify the solutions

PHP advocates for systems change in the disability community, provides you with the most relevant, up-to-date information in the most accessible way possible, and empowers parents, caregivers, and professionals to be the most informed and confident as possible.

PHP staff members know what it’s like to have a loved one with a disability. Most staff members are parents of children with a disability. We understand how complex and sometimes overwhelming it is to find what you need for you, your loved one, and your entire family. Since 1976, PHP has empowered tens of thousands of families like yours.

Parents Helping Parents is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) based in San Jose, California. Live elsewhere? Find the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) in your area, visit Parent Center Hub.