Parent to Parent of Miami's Education and Support Specialists provide hope, help and support to more more than 1,500 families of children and adults with disabilities every year.
As parents of children with special needs, they provide their unique perspective and guidance to other families. By walking the walk and talking the talk, they help families connect to resources, cope with the challenges presented by the disability or special needs and support them in this journey so they can thrive.
Helping families network to connect, cope and thrive! Sounds simple, but for families of children with special needs, the isolation, the lack of accessibility and acceptance sometimes gets in the way of having a good time.
Parent to Parent of Miami's Annual Family Engagement Picnic, allows them to get one to one support from other families experiencing their challenges.
This forum also provides a safe space for their siblings and grandparents to learn more about he services and supports available in the community.
Rosy Ramos, Community Event Coordinator gets much needed help at the Annual Family Picnic from Vanessa Suazo, Project Panther LIFE intern.
Students with disabilities participating in our volunteer internship program, have an opportunity to increase their communication skills by confirming appointments for workshops, reminding families about meetings, introducing guest presenters, and increase their self advocacy skills by working directly with the entire Parent to Parent of Miami Team.
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.
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.