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, and private donations
“Texas Parent to Parent has been absolutely wonderful to us. It just makes our life a lot easier to see other people are going through the same kind of things that we are, the same struggles, looking for all the different specialists that you have to find, and looking for different therapies out in the community.”
-Kimberly Johnson, Parent
Texas Parent to Parent provides a variety of resources, education and training to parents, family members, professionals, and others who share an interest in improving lives of children with a disability, chronic illness, or special health care need. Read on to find out more about how you can join our family and connect with other parents.
For Parents & Family Members
To receive our quarterly newsletter, annual conference registration packet, program information and resources, we encourage you to complete a quick online registration form.
TxP2P provides peer support to any child’s family requesting it to provide help, information, and resources from an experienced, trained parent who has undergone a similar journey caring for a child with a disability or special health care need. We need more trained Parent Mentors to keep up with the requests for matches from new parents. Read more about Parent Matching.
The birth of a premature infant or a child who starts life inthe NICU is a challenging and life altering time for a family. TxP2P has developed a network of volunteers to provide support to parents of premature infants and babies hospitalized in the NICU. Read more about NICU Network.
As youth approach adulthood, parents face many issues assisting their young adult start their life after school. This program is designed to educate and empower parents, so they know what options are available. Read more about Pathways.
As a parent of a child with a disability or special health care need, you may have many questions, but don’t know who to turn to for help, or what to do next. We encourage you to “Ask Rosemary” and you’ll receive a personal response from a TxP2P staff member or volunteer within two working days or sooner whenever possible. Read more about Ask Rosemary.
Once you’ve joined our mailing list, requested a parent match, or signed up to volunteer, you will have access to a host of listservs by topic and region to connect with other parents. Connect with as few or as many as you wish. Read more about our Listservs.
Access resources on a variety of topics and a list of organizations by county or region of the state 24/7 through TxP2P’s growing list of online resources for parents and their children. Read more.
For Parents, Family Members, Self-Advocates, and Professionals
Trainings for parents, siblings, self-advocates (youth or young adults with disabilities), other family members, and friends and interested parties to advocate for community services in Texas. Read more.
Provide information, education and trainings to assist caregivers in making informed choices about short-term and long-term care for their children. Many of these are provided through our Regional Conferences and our Statewide Conference. Read more.
Plan to attend this annual two-day conference each summer. Meet and network with other families and professionals who work with our kids. Attend sessions on advocacy, autism, behavior, parenting issues, special education, therapies, medical home, and transition/self-determination, and relax in a family friendly atmosphere. Read more.
Technical support and assistance is available for group facilitators who have an existing parent group or who wish to start their own support group. Read more.
We have a new network development & facilitation program that can help you build a community
around your son or daughter! Texas Parent to Parent has developed this new program, Texas Network Connections, that assists families to create a personal network for their child. Read more about Texas Network Connections. (Or download our Texas Network Connections PDF)