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Seeking support from other parents can help overcome feelings of isolation, confusion and stress. It can help you get a new perspective and a glimpse of somebody who has walked in your shoes. There are many different ways to access support. You can talk to other parents either face to face, over the phone or online.

 

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   star4bulletAsk For a Supporting Parent

At Parent to Parent of Georgia, our coordinators will be able to match you with a volunteer supporting parent who can listen and share their experiences. Parent matches are unique to your situation. For example, you can speak to someone whose child has the same disability, has a child in special education in your area, or has experience with a therapy or treatment your child needs. Give us a call at 800-229-2038 to find a Supporting Parent.

 

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   Parents with Disabilities

Parents with disabilities may find they have specific needs. Check out these online resources. 

Parenting with a Disability Network (PDN)

National Center for Parents with
Disabilities and their Families

Parents with Disabilities Online

Family Stories

 

 

star4bullet  Georgia Support Groups

Much of the information that will be helpful to you is in the hands, heads and hearts of other parents with similar needs. Some support groups are organized around a specific disability, such as Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, or Autism, while other groups may welcome parents whose children have different disabilities but share similar concerns such as daycare, transportation or healthcare. Within each of these groups, information, emotional and practical support and common concerns can be shared. Call Parent to Parent of Georgia at 800-229-2038 to find a support group near you.

 

 star4bullet  Internet Support

You can find lots of information on the internet about specific disabilities or disability-related topics. Other parents will often share a wealth of information on disability discussion groups.

Forums for Cerebral Palsy

Learning Disability Forums

Online Autism Discussion Groups in Georgia

Children's Disability List of Listservs

Sibling Support Project

Disability-at-work Parenting Guides for Career Development

 

star4bullet   Become a Supporting Parent

Have you arrived at the place where you are able to help another parent who is traveling down that road that you were previously on? P2P's Supporting Program might be just what you are looking for. Call today to find out how you can become a Supporting Parent. 1-800-229-2038.

 

Note:  Supporting Parents are especially needed who have

a child with a disability who is currently transitioning from school to adulthood and lives in Decatur County, Hall County, Troup County, Paulding County or attends the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf.

 

We are also seeking youth and young adults with disabilities who can be trained to provide support to other youth and young adults in Decatur County, Hall County, Troup County, Paulding County or the Atlanta School for the Deaf.

 

Call us today at 1-800-229-2038.