Seeking support from other parents can help overcome feelings of isolation, confusion and stress. It can help you get a new perspective and a glimpse of somebody who has walked in your shoes. There are many different ways to access support. You can talk to other parents either face to face, over the phone or online.
Ask For a Supporting Parent
At FVND through our ND Parent to Parent program, our coordinators will be able to match you with a volunteer supporting parent who can listen and share their experiences. Parent matches are unique to your situation. For example, you can speak to someone whose child has the same disability, has a child in special education in your area, or has experience with a therapy or treatment your child needs.
Give us a call at 888-522-9654 to find a Supporting Parent.
Parents with Disabilities
Parents with disabilities may find they have specific needs. Check out these online resources.
Much of the information that will be helpful to you is in the hands, heads and hearts of other parents with similar needs. Some support groups are organized around a specific disability, such as Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, or Autism, while other groups may welcome parents whose children have different disabilities but share similar concerns such as daycare, transportation or healthcare. Within each of these groups, information, emotional and practical support and common concerns can be shared. Call Family Voices of North Dakota at 888-522-9654 to find a support group near you.
You can find lots of information on the internet about specific disabilities or disability-related topics. Other parents will often share a wealth of information on disability discussion groups.
Cant find what you are looking for? Call Family Voices of North Dakota at 888-522-9654
Become A Supporting/Veteran Parent
Have you arrived at the place where you are able to help another parent who is traveling down that road that you were previously on? The ND Parent to Parent Supporting Program might be just what you are looking for. Call today to find out how you can become a Supporting/Veteran Parent. 1-888-522-9654.