It’s important to know that you are not alone on your journey!
Parents Helping Parents offers many special interest groups intended to help people find others who share their life experiences. Each is a place to get information, reduce feelings of isolation, get and give support, and meet others who understand you and your family. We want to help people build a community of support. Our special interest groups fall into 3 categories:
- Support groups for PARENTS whose child(ren) have disabilities of all kinds. We have many and they are grouped below by the focus age of children/youth/adults.
- The BFF Project – a social group for ADULTS with Special Needs
- Sibshops for SIBLINGS, ages 5-12, of children with disabilites.
Key things to know about PHP’s special interest groups:
- Parent support & information groups are FREE. There are nominal costs for our SibShops and BFF events.
- Parent support group leaders are knowledgeable volunteers who are parents of children with disabilities. The BFF Project and Sibshops are led by professionals and/or PHP staff.
- Most meet monthly on Zoom.
- You may find more than one group that sounds interesting. Try them all to find the one(s) that are the most helpful for you and your family.
Special interest groups are only one of the ways to connect to information at Parents Helping Parents. If you live in the Bay Area, contact PHP directly and ask to speak with one of our resource specialists for 1:1 consultations about areas of interest to your family.
Click on the links below to view each group’s webpage and to find their event calendar.
For PARENTS with Young Children (ages 0-5)
For PARENTS with School-aged Children:
- Anxiety and Mood Disorders
- The Early Years (ages 2-8)
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
- Learning Disabilities
- Neurodiverse High School Students
- Twice-Exceptional (2E)
For SIBLINGS of Children with Disabilities:
- SibShops for ages 5-12
For PARENTS with Children of Any Age/Any Condition:
- Saving Our Sanity/SOS – led by an LMFT
- Solo Parenting
- Japanese-speaking Parent Support
- Spanish-speaking Parent Support
- Vietnamese-speaking Parent Support
For PARENTS with Adult Children:
- Adult Children with Developmental Disabilities
- College/Career Bound Neurodiverse Young Adults
- Paths to Positive Adulting
For ADULTS with Special Needs:
- The BFF Project – a social gathering