SEEC’s Parent to Parent (P2P) program is a free and confidential service designed to connect Montgomery County parents and caregivers of children with special needs (age birth to 21) with trained volunteer mentors who have experience raising children with disabilities. It is based on the philosophy that peer support from veteran families is often the most helpful way to provide emotional support and practical information to parents in need. The P2P program connects parents on a one-to-one basis where contact may be made by phone, face-to-face, or via email.
If you are interested in being matched with a mentor, please click on the intake form button and provide all of the requested information. The form will be sent to the program coordinator, who will then follow up directly with you. INTAKE FORM
In addition to one-to-one mentoring, P2P also hosts a series of fun family events, presentations, workshops, and training sessions.
Parent to Parent (P2P) – Resources
Check our the following online resources – webinars and podcasts – at your convenience.
- The Maryland Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs has developed an online database featuring information on over 800 resources for special needs families throughout Maryland. Click here to be directed to the search page.
- The Pacer Center – a national organization whose mission is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents. The Pacer Center has archived over 50 webinars (some as short as 7 minutes!) on a wide variety of special education topics, with a particular focus on technology resources.
- Parent to Parent of Georgia has archived an extensive list of webinars covering 24 topics related to special education, healthcare, financial resources, etc. Some of these webinars may be Georgia-specific so be sure to read the description closely.
- National Center for Learning Disabilities – NCLD has compiled a series of audio interviews and video recordings of parents, learning disabilities (LD) experts, and more that cover a wide range of topics of interest to parents, educators, and students and adults with LD. You can listen to the podcasts while you’re on their website, or download them to your portable audio player so that you can listen to them while you’re on the g0. This is the link to their extensive video library.
- About Special Kids – ASK is Indiana’s Parent to Parent organization. Like Georgia, they have archived a rich list of webinars on a variety of topics. Some will be Indiana-specific, so be certain to read the descriptions closely.
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Parent to Parent Seeking Mentors
P2P is in need of parent support Mentors for local families raising a child or children with complex healthcare needs. Please consider providing phone, online or in person support to a local family in need. The only requirements for this service is your willingness to serve and the completion a convenient provided online training to be done at your leisure. If you are in a position to serve at this time, please contact Donné Settles Allen via phone at 240-485-9989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
P2P Survey Please take a minute or two and fill out a brief P2P Survey. Your input is needed in order to begin a local support group for families raising children living with disabilities Take Survey