Parent 2 Parent Resources

As of July 1, 2022, SEEC will no longer provide supports and services through its Parent-to-Parent program. Families seeking community support should contact the Maryland DDA to find out more about supports and services through the Family Support Waiver and/or connect with the following organizations:  

  • Parents Place of Maryland

The Parents’ Place of Maryland began in 1990 as a grass-roots effort of families, professionals, and community leaders determined to provide resources, support, and information to parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs. Our philosophy of “families helping families” reflects our commitment to supporting families of diverse backgrounds. Today, the Parents’ Place offers a variety of programs and services that continue to support families of children with disabilities and special health care needs. Serving as Maryland’s Parent Training and Information Center and Family-to-Family Health Information Center, Parents’ Place supports thousands of Maryland families each year. Parents’ Place, staffed primarily by parents who have faced these challenges, believes that experienced parents are a key source of knowledge and support to help other families become effective voices for their own children. Please continue to explore the website to learn more about our staff members, programs, services, and resources.

  • Online Parent Child Journey

Fall 2022 – Parents of Teens and Young Adults
Ten Wednesday nights at 8pm, October 12 – December 21 (skip Nov. 23)

Dr. Dan Shapiro created the class, Parent Child Journey: An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child, to help caregivers who have kids with challenging behaviors identify the source of their child’s behavior and learn what they can do about it.

Dr. Wayland is one of the instructors trained to facilitate Dr. Shapiro’s class, and this fall she will be teaching a section of the class for parents of teens and young adults. If you are parenting a younger child, the Parent Child Journey website lists discussion sections for parents of younger kids.

Dr. Wayland also works with individual families with children of any age as they take the self-paced version of the curriculum, helping them to develop and implement a customized plan that works for their family.

Register for ONLINE Parent Child Journey

  • xMinds:  Partnership for Extraordinary Minds

We are a collaborative partnership of parents, educators, and service providers working together to improve the educational experience and outcomes for autistic students in Pre-K–12 education in Montgomery County, MD. Learn more about us below.

  • Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County

The vision of the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County is to be a comprehensive resource on Down syndrome in the Washington, DC metro area. We envision a community where all people with Down syndrome can achieve their full potential, and where individuals with Down syndrome and their families are welcomed with fairness, enthusiasm, and encouragement in the community.

  • Pathfinders for Autism

Pathfinders for Autism works to support and improve the lives of individuals affected by autism through expansive, customized programming, and by providing resources, training, information and activities free of charge.