Consider becoming a Parents Helping Parents  Support Parent today!

We are always in need of people with personal experience about education and care for a child with special needs.  Special needs is a wide spectrum that includes things like learning disabilities, ADHD, cancer, mental health, as well as intellectual and developmental delays.  Families of the newly diagnosed, as well as those experiencing mid-journey difficulty or transition age issues, can use support from a “veteran”!

As a PHP Support Parent, you are a mentor whose gift is your time, personal experience, and emotional support. You will provide 1:1 support to another parent/caregiver experiencing unique situations and is feeling isolated. We will work hard to match you to a family with similar special needs, geographic location, and more.

When you become a support parent, you play a key role in the life of another family.  By being a good listener about a family’s goals and concerns, and sharing your knowledge and experience, another family can start to thrive!  If you are interested, there is a sidebar link to The Four Stages of Adaptation, an except from “Nobody’s Perfect – Living and Growing with Children Who Have Special Needs” by Nancy Miller, Ph.D., MSW, that explains the different stages a family goes through that results in “settling in” and acceptance.

We hold quarterly training workshops, check our event calendar for the next support parent training.  Let us know you are interested by filling out the Support Parent Information form.

While you are waiting for us to contact you, please watch the video training series by DGCkids for more information about the role of a support parent. The video series takes approximately 45 minutes total viewing time.  Video training for Support Parents

For more information or if you have questions about the program, contact marlee@php.com.