Finding your Community after a Genetic Diagnosis

The Brown Family

Families may feel a range of emotions after the diagnosis of a genetic condition. One of the best ways to cope with a genetic diagnosis is to build yourself a strong support system. Parent to Parent USA Co Executive Director Lily Brown recently shared her experience and the power of making connections. Click here to read Lily’s full article on … Read More

The Science of Happiness Through the Art of Gratitude

We are excited to introduce Suzanne Wingard and her daughter Zoe, who created a video together to share their take on the science of happiness through the art of gratitude. Gratitude has been proven to be a powerful tools for cultivating happiness and improving our overall well-being. Check out the video below to learn more about the science behind this … Read More

P2P USA Releases 2021 Impact Report

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We are pleased to present our annual report. In 2021, Parent to Parent USA celebrated 15 years of supporting families of those with disabilities and special health care needs across the country. Our 37 Alliance Member organizations continued to provide crucial support to families during a pandemic, training over 600 new volunteer Support Parents and facilitating over 14,000 one-to-one matches … Read More

Become a Sponsor of the Month!

Call for sponsors

What We Do According to the CDC, nearly 1 out of every 5 children in the United States has a special healthcare needs. Parent to Parent USA (P2P USA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit national organization committed to ensuring that their parents have easy access to quality emotional support and information. Why Parents Love Us Parents tell us our peer support … Read More

P2P USA’s Committees and Task Forces

Call for Volunteers

Volunteers are the heart of our Parent to Parent mission! In the spirit of peer to peer support, Parent to Parent USA is seeking volunteers to support our national efforts to ensure our strategic goals of Expansion, Outreach, Innovation and Sustainability to best serve ALL families of individuals with disabilities and special health care needs. If you are interested in serving … Read More

Valerie’s Story

Valerie C and family

Valerie Colavecchio is the mom of a 17 year old boy named Parker who was born with a rare genetic disorder called galactosemia. She is also the statewide Program Manager for Family Support Services at Parent to Parent of NYS, where she takes pride in ensuring that every parent is heard, and understands they are not alone. Valerie recently shared … Read More

How P2P Matches Work

Parents who are raising a child with disabilities or special health care needs often feel overwhelmed and isolated. Parent to Parent organizations connect parents who face similar challenges in raising their children with disabilities or special health care needs. Parents are matched, based on their request, with a trained Support Parent who has walked a similar path. Each year, more … Read More

What’s on Your Special Needs Back-To-School Checklist?

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A new school year means a new teacher and maybe even a new school. If your child needs accommodations or is in a special education program, it may mean a new IEP team. Add the transition from summer to the school routine, and your to-do list can quickly become overwhelming. Here is a simple parent-tested way to prepare for back-to-school: … Read More

P2P USA’s Marsha Quinn Featured on Handi-Link

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Our Co Executive Director, Marsha Quinn, recently spoke with Cam Wells, host of the syndicated radio program Handi-Link, about the Parent to Parent movement. Listen to the episode below to learn more about who the Parent to Parent network serves, the impact of the pandemic on households with children and youth with special health care needs, and more. Marsha’s interview … Read More