Need emotional support...someone to talk to when stress, frustration, and tensions are mounting? Better yet if that "someone" is another parent living the experience. Family members Parent to Parent offers a resource to support you!
Remote support during COVID-19 to ensure no parent or family caregiver feels alone by providing information and referral, facilitating Parent Matches and conducting trainings. Parent Group meetings are being conducted online.
Parent to Parent NYS Contact Information
Phone: Find a Regional Office Coordinator
Staten Island and Hudson Valley: Call 1-800-305-8817 (or anyone needing assistance being connected to a Regional Coordinator.)
Free text messaging program which provides stress management and well-being prompts for caregivers.
Sign-up for Text4Caregivers: English
Sign-up for Text4Caregivers: Spanish
March 2021 Virtual Webinar Presentations
Beginning on March 2, 2021, Parent to Parent of NYS will be offering a variety of online webinars.
Care, Not Cuts!
Join The Arc New York and New York Disability Advocates in urging the State government to end cuts, restore funding and invest in critical services and supports for New Yorkers with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD).
When: Wednesday, March 24 @ noon
Where: Facebook Live event. Click here to join.
Join us to learn more about the Graduation Pathways available to students with disabilities in New York State. We will be covering all of the pathways and the requirements for each. This will include Safety Nets for Local Diplomas and Appeals, Superintendents Determinations and Endorsements. We will end this session with a Q & A. This presentation is for parents, professionals and providers who want to learn more about the graduation requirements and options available to students with disabilities.
Sharon Swain, Curriculum and Instruction Consultant, Capital Region BOCES
Theresa Billington, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Data, Capital Region BOCES
When: April 1 @ 10 AM - 12 PM
Space is limited. Upon completing registration, you will receive an e-mail with webinar call-in information.
SOYAN invites parents, guardians and caregivers of self-direct participants to a Family Education & Support Workshop: Self-directing & Housing Options 101. This will be an opportunity to "learn the basics." A Q&A session will be offered at the end of the session.
When: Wednesday, March 24 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Check out all of the great online resources for caregivers of individuals with disabilities from ProActive Caring:
8 Southwoods Blvd
Albany, NY 12211