P2P USA Releases 2021 Impact Report

Impact Report Cover

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

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?

An Example of a Student Profile

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

Learn About a New Rescue Medication for Seizures

New Seizure Rescue Medication Webinar

On July 14, Parent to Parent USA hosted a free learning event for people living with episodes of frequent seizures––and for their care partners. If you missed the live event, you can watch the recording here. You will: Learn about episodes of frequent seizures (2 or more seizures in 24 hours that are different from usual seizures) and why you … Read More

Watch: Navigating Social Security

Title slide from Shellie Lott's presentation on Navigating Social Security

Social Security is a complex system to navigate. Several benefits programs provide financial assistance to people living with disabilities. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are the two most common federal programs. Being aware of, and applying for, these benefits is an important part of planning for future care for your child. Does getting started feel … Read More

What does Mother’s Day look like for your family?

A frame that reads "Tell your story"

Mother’s Day is coming up and we know that it can be a hard day for some of us. To the moms who never, ever give up: we want to celebrate you and showcase your stories. So tell us: what does Mother’s Day look like for your family? What do you wish others knew about you as a mom? Tell … Read More

Lenn’s Story

Lenn Boston and his family

We are honored to introduce board member Lenn Boston of Kalamazoo, MI, a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, real estate agent, and father of four, including a daughter with Angelman Syndrome. “We all have something that we’ve experienced in life that could possibly help someone else.” Lenn Boston Hear his uplifting and inspiring story about a blended family whose … Read More

2021 Leadership Institute Recap

A word cloud of feedback from the Leadership Institute: practical, informative, and helpful ideas

Parent to Parent USA held its 2021 Leadership Institute virtually on October 18-20, 2021. The Leadership Institute is the only national conference focused solely on the challenges of running a Parent to Parent program. Parent to Parent leaders from across the country gather to share best and promising practices to address the changing needs of families of those with disabilities … Read More