We are Here for YOU!

Parents Helping Parents is here to provide you with support and information along your journey of raising your child of any age with special needs. You are not alone. Together with Parents Helping Parents staff, many of whom are parents of children with special needs themselves, we will listen to your concerns, assist you to identify specific needs, brainstorm options for you to consider, and share resources and information. You can use this information to set a course of action to improve the outcome for your child.

We provide you with information based on your child’s disability, diagnosis, or concern; their age; and, their grade in school. You will learn about your educational rights, options to resolve problems, and how to navigate the special education process; understand the benefits of assistive technology; learn about the transitions in your child’s life and how to navigate them; connect with other parents and families like yours; make sense of the complex networks of care, services, and benefits for your child now and as an adult, and more!

How Can We Help You

Support, Training, and Information

Parents Helping Parents offers a wide variety of Services to support you, your child with special needs, and your entire family.

At this time, most Parents Helping Parents Services are now being conducted exclusively online using webinars and other online meeting spaces. We are still answering our phones and checking our email. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

Parents Helping Parents programs include a wide variety of parent support groups for children with special needs of any age and diagnosis; parent training on special education, SSI, IHSS, MediCal, and other public benefits; 1:1 confidential consultations; training on Assistive Technology; remote learning for children; and more.

Many Parents Helping Parents programs are offered in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

E-Learning Library

Parents Helping Parents E-Learning Library is here for you anytime, anywhere. We have a robust collection of videos, recorded webinars, and more!

Our educational videos cover topics on remote learning and working with children at home, timely parenting topics, special education assessments, IEPs, assistive technology, public benefits like SSI, IHSS, and MediCal, and more. We also have a collection of support, coping, and self-care videos.

With the Parents Helping Parents E-Learning videos, you can gain knowledge you need now, at your own convenience, and at your own pace.

Parents Helping Parents E-Learning Library is growing weekly! Check back often for new content!

Special Education Services

Education Specialists at Parents Helping Parents, in San Jose (California) are here to provide you with training, information, and support related to understanding your rights and your child's special education rights for ages 0-22. Our Education Department supports families in the counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey.

You may be brand new to learning about your rights and want to know how to get the assessment started. You may have a child who has been eligible for services for years and run into some disagreement about the supports they need or their placement. Call us at 408-727-5775 or email us at info@php.com to connect with an Education Specialist to discuss your options.

You will be provided information that helps you participate actively in the planning and development of your child's individualized education program.

Volunteering & Events

Parents Helping Parents values your time and talent! Whether you are interested in a one-time volunteering opportunity, or if you can make a long-term commitment, we want to hear from you. Please click the link for Volunteer information where some of the activities available for a volunteer are listed. Ready to get involved now? Download the volunteer application and let us know what you'd like to help with.

Thanks for joining the movement to build bright futures for children with special needs!