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Parent to Parent programs.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires all states and territories to Parent to Parent programs provide parents of children with special needs emotional support and information. Their unique method of providing support through a carefully arranged, one-on-one match with a trained, supporting parent is proven to be effective. These reliable allies assist families in getting the support they need from their communities.

Definition of Parent to Parent - USA (www.P2PUSA.org) Parent to Parent - USA (P2P-USA) is an alliance of statewide Parent to Parent programs. P2PUSA is dedicated to promoting the availability of Parent to Parent support nationally; and to providing information and support on best practices to emerging and established Parent to Parent programs through networking and peer mentorship.

USING THIS DIRECTORY

This directory contains statewide P2P programs. If you are looking for a local program in a state that has a statewide program, please contact the statewide program for contact information. If there is not a statewide Parent to Parent program in your state and you are interested in establishing one, please contact P2PUS Advisory Board Member, Kathy Brill, at ksbrill@comcast.net

This directory is current as of October 2006

ALABAMA

Parent Connection Network of Alabama

Susan Colburn or Vonda Reeves

c/o Children's Rehabilitation Services

2129 East South Boulevard

Montgomery, AL 36116

(800) 846-3697

(334) 613-2284 (Susan)

(334) 792-0022 (Vonda)

http://www.rehab.state.al.us

ALASKA

Stone Soup Group

Jayson Smart, Executive Director

2401 East 42nd Ave, Suite 202

Anchorage, AK 99508-5228

(907) 561-3701

[e-mail] jaysons@stonesoupgroup.org

http://www.stonesoupgroup.org

ARIZONA

Raising Special Kids

Joyce Millard-Hoie, MPA

Executive Director

2400 N. Central Avenue

Suite 200

Phoenix, AZ 85004

(602) 242-4366 ext. 121

(800) 237-3007

Fax: (602) 242-4306

[e-mail] info@raisingspecialkids.org

http://www.raisingspecialkids.org

ARKANSAS

Parent to Parent

Ashley Rentz

200 Main

Little Rock, AR 7206

(501) 372-4558

Fax: (501) 372-4558

[e-mail] arentz@arcark.org

CALIFORNIA

Parents Helping Parents

Mary Ellen Peterson

3041 Olcott Street

Santa Clara, CA 95054-3222

(408) 727-5775

Fax: (408) 717-0182

[e-mail] maryellen@php.com

http://www.php.com/

COLORADO

Parent to Parent of Colorado

Robin Bolduc/ Dianne McNamara

c/o UCP of Colorado

2200 S. Jasmine Street

Denver, CO 80222

(877) 472-7201

[e-mail] policy@cpco.org

http://www.p2p-co.org/

CONNECTICUT

Parent to Parent of Connecticut

Carmina Cirioli and Nanfi Lubogo

Co-Executive Directors

Parents Available to Help, Inc. (PATH)

PO Box 117

Northford, CT 06472

(800) 399-PATH (CT only)

(203) 234-9554

Fax: (203) 234-1876

[e-mail] PATHp2pct@pathct.org

www.pathct.org

FLORIDA

Family Network on Disabilities

of Florida

Richard LaBelle, Director

2735 Whitney Road

Clearwater, FL 33760

(727) 523-1130

(800) 825-5736

Fax: (727) 523-8687

[e-mail] richlabelle@fndfl.org

http://fndfl.org

GEORGIA

Parent to Parent of Georgia

Debra S. Tucker

Executive Director

3805 Presidential, Parkway, Suite 207

Atlanta, GA 30340

(770) 451-5484

Fax: (770) 458-4091

[e-mail] debi@parenttoparentofga.org

http://www.parenttoparentofga.org/

HAWAII

No current Parent to Parent is available

Special Parent Information Network

(SPIN)

HAWAII

Susan Rocco

(808) 586-8126

http://www.spinhawaii.org

IDAHO

Idaho Parent to Parent

Chris Curry

129 W. 3rd Street

Moscow, ID 83843

(208) 885-3500

(208) 885-3628

[e-mail] curry@moscow.com

[e-mail] famtog@moscow.com

http://www.familiestogether.org/

IOWA

Child Health Specialty Clinics

Theresa Rasch

1200 First Avenue East

Spencer, IA 51301-4330

(712) 264-6362

[e-mail] Theresa-rasch@uiowa.edu

INDIANA

Indiana Parent Information

Network

Rebecca Agness

4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 105

Indianapolis, IN 46205

(317) 257-8683

Fax: (317) 251-7488

[e-mail] Rebecca@ipin.org

[e-mail] familynetw@ipin.org

http://www.ipin.org

KANSAS

Families Together, Inc.

Susan Arnold

501 Jackson, Suite 400

Topeka, KS 66603

(785) 233-4777

Fax: (785) 233-4787

[e-mail] ptp@familiestogetherinc.org

http://www.familiestogetherinc.org/

KENTUCKY

Parent Information Network of

Kentucky

Veronica Brown

P. O. Box 99367

Louisville, KY 40269-0367

(502) 479-7465

Fax: (502) 267-2455

[e-mail] vwb511@aol.com

[e-mail] KYP2P@aol.com

http://www.kyp2p.org/

LOUISIANA

Families Helping Families

Rose Gilbert

4323 Division Street, Suite 110

Metairie, LA 70002-3179

(504) 888-9111

Fax: (504) 888-0245

http://www.fhfla.org

MAINE

Maine Parent Federation

Beverly Baker Coordinator of Family

Support Projects

P.O. Box 2067

Augusta, Maine 04338

(800) 870-7746

(207) 623-2144

http://www.MPF.org

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Department of

Public Health

Mary Castro Summers

Director, Family TIES of Massachusetts

Linea Pearson, Parent-to-Parent

Coordinator

Donovan Building, Room 321

5 Randolph Street,

Canton, MA 02021

(781) 774-6736

(781) 774-6618

[e-mail] mcsummers@fcsn.org

http://www.massfamilyties.org

MICHIGAN

Family Support Network of

Michigan

Mary J. Marin, Executive Director

of Parent Participation Program

3056 W Grand Blvd

Ste 3-350

Detroit, MI 48202-6003

(313) 456-4381

(800) 359-3722 (MI parents only)

(313) 256-2605 (FAX)

[e-mail] marinm@michigan.gov

MINNESOTA

PACER Center

8161 Normandale Blvd.

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55437

(952) 838-9000

(952) 838-0190 (TTY)

(800) 537-2237

(888) 248-0822

Fax: (952) 838-0199

[e-mail] pacer@pacer.org

http://www.pacer.org

MISSOURI

Jane St. John, Coordinator

Sharing Our Strengths (SOS) Support

Matching Network

UMKC-Institute for Human

Development, UCE

2220 Holmes, Room 342

Kansas City, Missouri 64108-2676

(816) 235-5684,

(800) 773-8652

Fax: (816)235-1762

[e-mail] stjohnj@umkc.edu

NEBRASKA

The Arc of Omaha at the Ollie

Webb Center

Lisa Susnjar Dougherty, Mentoring

Director

1941 S. 42nd St.

Suite 122

Omaha, NE 68105

(402) 346-5220 ext. 22

[e-mail] dougherty@olliewebbinc.org

http://www.olliewebb.org

NEVADA

Family TIES of Nevada, Inc.

Marcia O'Malley, Executive Director

Nicole Schomberg, Healthcare

Specialist

P.O. Box 50815

Sparks, NV 89435-0815

(866) 326-8437 (Toll Free)

[E-mail] info@familytiesnv.org

http://www.familytiesnv.org

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Parent to Parent of New

Hampshire'

Philip Eller

12 Flynn Street

Lebanon, NH 03766

(603) 448-6393

Fax: (603) 448-6310

[e-mail] p2pnh@valley.net

http://www.p2pnh.org

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Statewide Parent to

Parent

Malia Corde

c/o SPAN, 35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor

Newark, NJ 07102

(908) 537-4673

Fax: (973) 642-8080

[e-mail] maliac@comcast.net

spannj.org/familywrap/parent2parent-htm

NEW MEXICO

Parents Reaching Out

Sallie Van Curen

1920 B Columbia Dr. SE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 247-0192

Fax: (505) 247-1345

[e-mail] eweisner@parentsreachingout.org

http://www.parentsreachingout.org

NEW YORK

Parent to Parent of NYS

Janice Fitzgerald

Executive Director

P.O. Box 1296

Tupper Lake, NY 12986

(866) 727-6970

(518) 359-3006

Fax: (518) 359-2151

[e-mail] p2pnys@adelphia.net

parent2par@aol.com

http://www.parenttoparentnys.org

NORTH CAROLINA

Family Support Network of NC

Director, Irene Nathan Zipper,

MSW, PhD

University of North Carolina

CB#7340

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7340

(800) 852-0042

(919) 966-2841

Fax: (919) 966-2916

[E-mail] izipper@unc.edu

http://www.fsnnc.org

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota Family to Family

Network

Pat Conway, Phd, Program Coordinator

Center for Rural Health

University of North Dakota School of

Medicine & Health Sciences

501 N Columbia Road

P.O.Box 9037

Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037

(701) 777-2359

(888) 434-7436

Fax: (701) 777-2353

http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/dept/rural/family

[E-mail] pconway@medicine.nodak.edu

OHIO

The Family Information Network

Barbara Weinberg

Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of

Early Intervention Services (BEIS)

246 N. High Street,

P.O. Box 118

Columbus, OH 43266-0118

(614) 644-8389

Fax: (614) 728-9163

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Family Network, Inc.

Joni Bruce, Executive Director

Heather Pike, Mentorship Director

Traci Castles, Founder

PO Box 21072

Oklahoma City, OK 73156-1072

(405) 203-8743

(405) 271-2131 ext. 47135

http://www.oklahomafamily

network.org

OREGON

Parent to Parent of Oregon

Anne Brown, Director

P.O. Box 1443

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

(503) 699-9133

P2POregon@comcast.net

PENNSYLVANIA

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania

Gateway Corporate Center

6340 Flank Drive, Suite 600

Harrisburg, PA 17112

(717) 540-4722

Fax: (717) 657-5983

[E-mail] info@parenttoparent.org

http://www.parenttoparent.org

RHODE ISLAND

Family Voices at Rhode Island

Parent Information Network

(RIPIN)

Dawn Wardyga,

Program Director of

Family Voices at RIPIN

175 Main Street

Pawtucket, RI 02860

(401) 727-4144 x158

Fax: (401) 727 4040

[E-mail] familyvoices@ripin.org

http://www.ripin.org

SOUTH CAROLINA

Family Connection of South

Carolina

Connie Ginsberg

2712 Middleburg Drive,

Suite 103-B

Columbia, SC 29204

(803) 252-0914

(803) 799-8017

[E-mail] connieginsberg@familyconnectionsc.org

http://www.familyconnectionsc.org

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Parent Connection

3701 West 49th Street

Suite 102

Sioux Falls, SD 57106

[E-mail] sdpc@sdparent.org

http://www.sdparent.org/ptop.html

TEXAS

Texas Parent to Parent

Laura Warren

3710 Cedar Street Box 12

Austin, TX 78705

(512) 458-8600

(888) 896-6001

Fax: (512) 451-3110

[E-mail] Laura-txp2p@sbcglobal.net

http://www.txp2p.org

VERMONT

Parent to Parent of Vermont

Steve Mason, Executive Director

600 Blair Park Road

Suite 240

Williston, VT 05495

(800) 800-4005

Fax: (802) 764-5297

[E-mail] p2pvt@partoparvt.org

http://www.partoparvt.org

VERMONT

Parent to Parent of Vermont

Steve Mason, Executive Director

600 Blair Park Road

Suite 240

Williston, VT 05495

(800) 800-4005

Fax: (802) 764-5297

[E-mail] p2pvt@partoparvt.org

http://www.partoparvt.org

WASHINGTON

Parent to Parent Support

Program

Susan Atkins

2600 Martin Way East

Suite D

Olympia, WA 98506

(800) 821-5927

(360) 357-3279

[E-mail] statep2p@earthlink.net

http://www.arcwa.org/parent_to_parent.htm

WISCONSIN

Parent to Parent of Wisconsin

Robin Mathea

Parent Program Director

Family Resource Connection

1020 Kabel Ave

Rhinelander WI 54501

(715) 365-8030, 361-2890

(715) 369-8940

[E-mail] rmathea@shsmh.org

http://familyresourceconnection.org/ptpow.htm
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