Parent to Parent of Miami's Education and Support Specialists provide hope, help and support.
Helping families network to connect, cope and thrive!
Rosy Ramos, Community Event Coordinator gets much needed help at the Annual Family Picnic from Vanessa Suazo, Project Panther LIFE intern.
Community Parent Resource Center
The purpose of the Community Parent Resource Center is to provide parents of children with disabilities with the training and information to enable them to participate cooperatively and effectively in helping their children meet the developmental, functional, and challenging academic achievement goals that have been established for all children; and to help parents unlock their children's potential so that they lead productive, independent adult lives, to the maximum extent possible.
Families who have children with disabilities birth - 26 will have access to: 1) Information, training & support to better understand their child's disability, resources, program options, technologies and best practices; 2) IDEA & IEP Workshops; 2) IEP & Transition Workgroups; 3) Face to Face Meetings; 4) Advocacy at IEP, IFSP and Transition meetings to assist families in resolving school related disputes informally.
Education, Support and Advocacy Program
Parent to Parent of Miami's Education, Support and Advocacy program is focused on empowering families of children and adults with disabilities.
The strategies to accomplish the goals of this program are a combination of practices that have demonstrated effectiveness: 1) Outreach to underserved and diverse populations; 2) Peer support, assistance over the telephone, follow up and referral; 3) Learning Series of workshop topics tailored to meet the informational needs of families based on: a) the developmental stages; b) disability; c) educational needs of their children; d) workshops related to laws and regulations impacting the education of children with disabilities such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); e) Face to Face meetings focused on providing coaching to improve families' understanding of their child's Individual Education.
Project Panther LIFE & Panther Plus
Program consists of ongoing collaborative partnership between Florida International University (FIU), Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), and Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc. to develop, implement, support, and expand a non-degree post-secondary transition program for 18 students with intellectual disabilities.
Silvia Planas Prats
Lydia Ocasio- Stoutenberg
Dr. Gil Lopez
Ms. Isabel C. Garcia
Advocacy and Training Manager
Ana Laura dos Santos Lara
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.