Texas Parent to Parent provides support, information, and education to families of children of all ages who have disabilities or chronic illness.

"Having a child with special health care needs is a life-altering experience... but with the support of another parent we begin to see through the cracks and find joy in places we never could have imagined. Our journey continues, but this time we feel we will survive because we know another parent who has."

Peer support is very popular these days but parent-to-parent programs have been using peer support since the 1970’s. Sharing experiences with other parents is the key to what Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) does and has been proven to help families. Our services and programs are all family-centered in order to provide support, information, and education to as many families as we can.

The Texas Parent to Parent staff are parents of children with disabilities, chronic illness, or special health care needs. We have also spoken to thousands of families over the years. We are here to help – give us a call at 866-896-6001 or 512-458-8600.

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Important Information

The Zika virus is spread through the bite of certain types of mosquitoes. While it can cause fever, rash, joint pain and red or pink eyes, about 80 percent of people with Zika do not become ill or have symptoms. The virus can be spread from mother to child. Zika also can be spread through blood transfusions and sexual contact. Most of Texas has a long mosquito season and many people travel to places where Zika is active. This means you have a greater chance of coming into contact with the Zika virus and potentially spreading it to your loved ones and other Texans. The Department of State Health Services has created resources to educate Texans on the Zika virus. Information on the transmission and prevention of the virus are available at http://texaszika.org. The DSHS Maternal and Child Health Section provides community-based case management and family and community supports to children and youth with special health care needs in Texas. To learn more about the program and covered benefits, visit http://dshs.texas.gov/mch/CSHCN.aspx.

TxP2P Care Notebook - A Care Notebook is an organizing tool that is particularly useful for parents. Use it to keep track of important information about your child’s health care, education, or transition.

Medical Home Toolkit- A medical home is not a building, house, hospital, or home healthcare service, but rather a family-centered approach to providing comprehensive primary care. The Medical Home Toolkit explains what a medical home is and how to get one.

TxP2P is funded by Texas Department of State Health Services’ Children with Special Health Care Needs Program Contract, Federal Maternal Child Health Bureau Family to Family Health Information Center Grant, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and private grants and donations.

Please check out these two websites

TxP2P helped with both of these sites, and we feel they can be very helpful to a new parent or a parent new to an issue around their child. We especially recommend looking at the videos:

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