Parent to Parent of New York State
Parent to Parent of New York State offers a parent matching and support program. They have built a supportive network of families to reduce isolation, empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs, to navigate and influence service systems, and make informed decisions.
Parent to Parent also offers a service called Text4Caregivers, which is a free 10-week text service that distributes timely and relevant self-care and stress-management support via text messaging. The goal is to offer support in a quick, easy way to parents of children with special needs. The texts are available in English and Spanish. Caregivers can fill out an online form in English or Spanish to start receiving self-care text messages.
Contact 518.381.4350 or 800.305.8817.
The Online Training Center offers the opportunity to increase parents' knowledge in a variety of topic areas. The training format is similar to a self-study course allowing a person to progress at their own pace.