Empowering parents of
children with special needs

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Your Story

“I always say that things are never easy. You’re going to cry and you’re going to get frustrated. But if you’re receptive and listen, you get to a point of seeing that all things are possible. PHP workshops, trainings, and support teach me that anything is achievable. After I learn something, I implement it for my son, and then I always share it with other parents. To me, Parents Helping Parents is family. All of the support I am provided, I share it with other parents, and it all goes back to PHP.”
~ A Proud PHP Parent

Work With Your School

Parents Helping Parents Education Specialists can help you navigate the often confusing and complicated maze of special education and related services.

Parents Helping Parents Education Specialists will help you understand your rights and responsibilities, answer questions, guide you through strategies to prepare for important meetings, help you set priorities and problem-solve, help you build skills for stressful situations, and show you how to model collaborative communication.

Together with Parents Helping Parents Education Specialists, most of whom are parents of children with disabilities themselves, you will learn the complexities of special education and become an informed and active participant in your child’s education.

Our Education Specialists serve families in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties in California.

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Help For Your Family

At Parents Helping Parents, we appreciate that you may have many questions and a sense of uncertainty right now. We want you to know that you are not alone in your journey.

Receiving a diagnosis for your child is challenging at any age. With the help of compassionate, professional, and personally experienced Parents Helping Parents staff, you will be supported, educated, and inspired to build a bright future for your child with special needs.

You will gain emotional and practical support specific to your concerns and your child’s needs, information on how to navigate the complex systems of special education, and legal, social service, and medical systems of care. You will connect with other families like yours to learn from one another and create meaningful relationships.

We have a variety of special needs parent support groups to choose from that you can join, and learn from other parents.

Parents Helping Parents will work with you to discuss your concerns, identify needs and resources to meet them, and set a course of action for you and your child to thrive!

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