Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania


Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania links families of children and adults with disabilities or special needs to a volunteer peer support parent for the purposes of support and information.

If a family is interested in our free and confidential services they may contact us by phoning toll our NEW PA free number which is 1-888-727-2706 or filling out the required information online at www.parenttoparent.org and going to the link labeled, “_Get Matched_.” Upon receipt of the required information a regional coordinator will contact you to speak to you about your child/adult’s disability, special need or concerns.

A parent/family member can be matched for physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, special health care needs, behavioral/mental health concerns, foster care or adoption and educational issues. The regional coordinator will then look for the best support parent for you by accessing their database of over 1200 volunteer peer support parents.

Parent to Parent is funded through Tuscarora Intermediate Unit by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Child Development and Early Learning, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Additional Resources (Genetic Alliance, Parent to Parent USA, and Family Voices):

The Advocacy ATLAS, which is a joint project of Genetic Alliance, Parent to Parent USA, and Family Voices, is a complication of over 200 resources and go-to places where families can access information and tools on advocacy and leadership. To access the on-line toolkit (atlas), click on the following URL: www.geneticalliance.org/advocacy-atlas.

Webinars for individuals and families highlighting stories from self and parent advocates

1) Webinar: Empowering Individuals and Family Advocates: The Advocacy ATLAS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBDadZ5ahOw

2) Webinar: Resources for Advocacy Through the Transition Years and Beyond: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5ZzvSCeu-U&feature=c4-overview&list=UUbR9wg5srWflDL_m1EBuUEw

3) Webinar: Resources in Access, Support, and Advocacy in the Health and Insurance Worlds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnV354YT__0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUbR9wg5srWflDL_m1EBuUEw