by Audrey Adelson
One of the best resources for parents of children with disabilities in Georgia is Parent to Parent. Their
mission is to “support Georgia families and individuals from birth to 26 affected by disabilities or special
health care needs.” They aim to provide support, information, education, and leadership development for
Georgians who have or care for someone with a special need. Their recently updated website offers Parent
Training & Information (live and in person, as well as recorded webinars and fact sheets), Health
Information, a Babies Can’t Wait Directory, information about the Family Voices initiative and the Family
Support 360 Project, a comprehensive Special Needs Database, and much more.
Parents of children with special needs often utilize other parents in their same or similar set of
circumstances, as well as experienced professionals to learn about resources to help them manage the care
and meet the needs of their children. Parent to Parent of Georgia provides the right combination of both.
Together, they are able to help walk parents through what they need to know. This can be especially
helpful when it comes to learning about new and innovative programs and treatments, maneuvering through
the healthcare and educational systems, and finding quality child care, as well as learning about how to pay
these services. If you are a parent or care giver of an individual under the age of 26 who has a disability or
a special health care need and don’t know about Parent to Parent, we encourage you to take a look at
their website and spend some time familiarizing yourself with the materials and resources they have to
offer. You will not be disappointed.
For more information on Parent to Parent, you may refer to their web site www.p2pga.org or contact a
volunteer at 1-800-229-2038.