The parents who offer to speak to other families are referred to as Support Parents.
Through our parent-to-parent matching program, we offer parents and other caregivers the opportunity to connect one-to-one with a parent or other caregiver of an individual with the same or similar disability or special health care need -- someone who has "been there". Generally, parent to parent support is via telephone conversations between parents.
Support Parents are a key support to families of individuals with disabilities or special health care needs. Support Parents are the foundation of our Parent Matching Program.