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
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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
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?
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
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