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Parent to Parent programs.

Parent to Parent (P-P) programs provide informational and emotional support to parents who have a child, adolescent, or adult family member with special needs. P-P programs offer an important connection for a parent who is seeking support for a disability-related issue by matching him or her with a trained "veteran" parent who has already "been there."

Because the two parents share so many concerns and interests, the support given and received is often uniquely meaningful. The Parent to Parent match between two parents who both have family members with special needs provides support that is different from that provided in support groups or by professionals. P-P programs have been providing one-to-one matches for more than 25 years.

The major components are screening and training of veteran parents, careful matches based on similar family and disability issues, and follow-up support for each match. Many P-P programs also offer a range of other activities including parent groups for education and support, social events, resource libraries, and services for other family members.

Some states have a statewide P-P program that offers training and technical assistance to local programs. These statewide P-P programs often have extensive computerized databases that allow them to make a statewide match when an appropriate local match cannot be found.

INTERNATIONAL PARENT TO PARENT CONFERENCE Every other year, parents, P-P program directors and other professionals in the families and disability field, gather at the International Parent to Parent Conference. The Twelfth International Parent to Parent Conference will be held in California in 2004. Watch for additional information in EP.

USING THIS DIRECTORY This directory contains P-P programs that gave EP Magazine permission for contact information to be included in this EP Resource Guide and that provided at least an address and a telephone number. (Unless indicated, all telephone numbers are for voice only.) Statewide P-P programs have an asterisk (*) by their names, and local programs that are affiliated with the statewide program are not listed separately for local programs in the state. If you are looking for a local program in a state that has a statewide program, please contact the statewide program for contact information. When available, e-mail addresses and World Wide Web sites have been included. E-mail addresses are indicated by the symbol *. Web sites are listed with the standard http:// before each. If you do not find a local program in your community, or if you wish to add or make revisions to this list, please contact the Beach Center on Disability, 3136 Haworth Hall, University of Kansas, 1200 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045; telephone: (785) 864-7600 (voice/TDD); fax: (785) 864-7605.
ALABAMA

Friends for Life
Auburn United Methodist Church
137 S. Gay St.
Auburn, AL 36830
(334) 826-8800

Special Education Action
Committee
Birmingham Outreach Office
25 W. Oxmoor Rd., Ste. 50
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 941-0313 (voice/TDD)
(256) 941-0987 (fax)

The Arc of Morgan County
401 14th St. SE, Ste. 4-E
Decatur, AL 35601
(205) 355-6192
(256) 350-4502 (fax)
* arc@hiwaay.net

Parent Connection Network of
Alabama
PO Drawer 1627
Dothan, AL 36302-1627
(800) 846-3697
(800) 677-9123 (AL only)
(334) 792-0022
(334) 702-8442 (fax)

SEAC Parent Assistance Center
Huntsville Outreach Office
3322 S. Memorial Pkwy., Ste. 507
Huntsville, AL 35801
(800) 222-7322 (AL only)
(256) 882-3911 (office)
(256) 882-3974 (fax)
* seachsv@bellsouth.net
http://www.seacparentassistance.
com
1,2,4

* Special Education Action
Committee
PO Box 161274
Mobile, AL 36616-2274
(800) 222-7322 (AL only)
(251) 478-1208 (voice/TDD)
(251) 473-7877 (fax)
* seacofmobile@zebra.net
http://www.home.hiwaay.net/
~seachsv
1,2,3,4

ALASKA

* PARENTS, Inc.
4743 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 337-7678
(907) 337-7671 (fax)
* parents@parentsinc.org
http://www.parentsinc.org

ARIZONA

* RAISING Special Kids
2400 N Central Ave., Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85004-9802
(800) 237-3007 (AZ only)
(602) 242-4366 (voice/TDD)
(602) 242-4306 (fax)
* peggys@raisingspecialkids.org
1,2,3,4,5

ARKANSAS

Parent to Parent
Arc of Arkansas
2004 South Main St.
Little Rock, AR 72206
(501) 375-7770
(501) 372-4621 (fax)

CALIFORNIA

H.E.A.R.T.S. Connection Family
Resource Center
3101 N. Sillect Ave., Ste. 115
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(800) 210-7633
(661) 328-9055 x. 282
(661) 328-9940 (fax)
* heartsfrc@igalaxy.net
1,2,3,4

Humboldt Child Care Council
The Special Needs Connection
805 7th St.
Eureka, CA 95501
(800) 795-3554 (CA only)
(707) 444-8293
(707) 444-8298 (fax)
* jmcleod@hccc1.org
1,2,3,4

Exceptional Parents Unlimited
Family Resource Center
4440 N First St
Fresno, CA 93726
(559) 229-2000
(559) 229-2956 (fax)
* epu1@exceptionalparents.com

Carolyn Kordich
Family Resource Center
1135 W. 257th St.
Harbor City, CA 90710
(310) 325-7288 (phone/fax)
* ckfrc@worldnet.att.net
2,3,4

Families Caring for Families
Family Resource Center
113 W. Pillsbury St., Ste. A1
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-1746
(661) 948-7266 (fax)
* FCF2001@aol.com
1,2,3,4,5,7,8

Challenged Family Resource
Center
6738 N. Sultana Dr.
Livingston, CA 98334
(800) 344-6347
(209) 394-4610
(209) 394-4720 (fax)
* bawalsh@mcoe.merced.k12.
ca.us
1,2,3,4

South Central Los Angeles
Regional Center For
Developmentally Disabled
Persons, Inc.
2160 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(213) 734-1884
(213) 730-0793 (fax)

CARE Parent Network
1350 Arnold Dr., Ste. 203
Martinez, CA 94553
(800) 281-3023 (Bay Area only)
(925) 313-0999
(925) 370-8651 (fax)
1,2,3,4

* Family Focus Resource Center
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8265
(818) 677-5575
(818) 677-5574 (fax)
* family.focus@csun.edu
http://www.csun.edu/~ffrc
1,2,3,4

MATRIX: Parent Network and
Family Resource Center
94 Galli Dr., Ste. C
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 884-3535
(415) 884-3555 (fax)
* matrix@matrixparents.org
http://www.matrixparents.org

Rainbow Connection
220 E. Gonzales Rd., Ste. 210
Oxnard; CA98036
(800) 332-3679
(805) 485-9643
(805) 988-9521 (fax)
* rainbow@tri-counties.org
http://www.tri-countjes.org

Matrix Family Resource Center
5350 Commerce Blvd, Ste. J.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 586-3314
(707) 584-3438 (fax)
* SonomaCo@matrixparents.org
http://www.matrixparents.org

Warmline Family
Resource Center
1010 Hurley Way Ste. 290
Sacramento CA 95825
(800) 660-7995 (Six-County area)
(916) 922-9176
1,2,3,4

Peaks and Valleys
Family Resource Center
c/o Selinas Adult School Rm. 4
20 Sherwood Place
Selinas, CA 93906
(831) 755-1450
(831) 755-1470 (fax)
* peaks@monterey.k12.ca.us

Early Start Family
Resource Network
PO Box 6127
San Bernardino, CA 92412-6127
(800) 974-5553 (local only)
(909) 890-4791
(909) 890-4709 (fax)
* esfrn@yahoo.com
http://www.inlandrc.org

Exceptional Family Resource
Center
9245 Sky Park Ct., Ste. 130
San Diego, CA 92123
(877) 268-8252 (CA only)
(858) 292-9092
(858) 268-4275 (fax)
* efrc@mail.sdsu.edu
1,2,3,4

Parents Helping Parents
594 Monterey Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94127-2416
(415) 841-8820
(415) 841-8824 (fax)

Support for Families of Children
with Disabilities
2601 Mission St., #606
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-7494
(415) 282-1226 (fax)
* info@supportforfamilies.org

Comfort Connection
Family Resource Center
801 Civic Center Dr. W.
Santa Ana, CA 92702
(888) 372-2229 (CA only)
(714) 558-5400
(714) 542-5634 (fax)

Family Support Network
1850 E. 17th St., Ste. 103
Santa Aha, CA 92705
(714) 543-7600
(714) 543-2766 (fax)
* fsnca@sbcglobal.net
2,3,4,7

United Cerebral Palsy Association
of Orange County
3010 W. Harvard St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704-3914
(714) 557-1291
(714) 546-0943 (fax)
http://www.ucpaoc.org
1,2,3,4,7,6

Family First Program
Alpha Resource Center
4501 Cathedral Oaks Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 683-2145
(805) 967-3647 (fax)
* arcofsb@silcom.com

The Family Resource Center
3041 Olcott St.
Santa Clara, CA 95054-3222
(408) 727-5775
(408) 727-0182 (fax)
* general@php.com
http://www.php.com

Special Connections Family
Resource Center
984 Bostwick Ln.
Santa Cruz, CA 65062
(831) 464-0669
(831) 464-0779 (fax)

Phase One
Advocacy Resource-Sonoma
County, Inc.
PO Box 219
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0219
(877) 694-4335
(707) 578-6070
(707) 578-0810 (fax)
1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Family Resource Network
5250 Claremont Ave., Ste 239
Stockton, CA 95207
(800) 847-3030
(209) 472-3674
(209) 472-3673 (fax)
1,2,3,4,5

Harbor Regional Center
21231 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 543-0691
(310) 540-8471(fax)
* frc-library@hddf.com
1,2,3,4,5

The Parents' Place
Family Resource Center
1500 W. Covina Pkwy., Ste. 207
West Covina, CA 91790-2708
(800) 422-2022
(626) 856-8861
(626) 337-2736 (fax)
* empower@gte.net
1,2,3,4

COLORADO

Speech, Language, & Hearing
Center
University of Colorado at Boulder
Campus Box 409
Boulder, CO 80309-0409
(303) 492-5375
(303) 492-1355 (TDD)
(303) 492-3274 (fax)
* susan.moore@colorado.edu
* dowell@spot.colorado.edu
http://www.colorado.edu/slhs

Resources for Young Children and
Families, Inc.
1120 N. Circle Dr., Ste. 19
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 577-9190
(719) 577-9482 (fax)
http://www.rycf.org
1,2,3,4

Denver Early Childhood
Connections
124 W. 5th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 744-9193
(303) 744-9502 (fax)
1,2,3,4

El Groupo Vida
Ellie Valdez-Honeyman
PO Box 16347
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 295-0628
(303) 295-7850 (fax)

* Parent to Parent of Colorado
c/o UCP of Colorado
2200 Jasmine St.
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 627-8888
(303) 627-1265 (fax)
http://www.p2p_co.org

Little People of America
Beth Bennett
3690 Wolf St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-3229

The Disability Connection and
RAFT, Larimer County's Early
Childhood Connection
PO Box 270714
Ft. Collins, CO 80527
(970) 229-0224
(970) 229-0242 (fax)
* bstuts@fornet.org
1,2,3,4

Mile High Down Syndrome
Assoc.
PO Box 620847
Littleton, CO 80162
(303) 797-1699
(303) 336-5669 (fax)
* mhdsa@aol.com
http://www.mhdsa.org
1,2,3,4

Delta/Montrose/Ouray
Parent to Parent
2091 E. Locust Rd.
Montrose, CO 81401
(970) 249-2878
(970) 252-0544 (fax)
* children@gj.net

HELP Parent Support Group Hope
& Education for Loving Parents
378 S. Falcon
Pueblo West, CO 81007
(719) 545-2282
(719) 547-1282 (fax)
* fastgram@aol.com

Parents Supporting Parents of
Garfield and Pitkin County
PO Box 784
Silt, CO 81652
(970) 876-5768
(970) 876-5204 (fax)

CONNECTICUT

Lower Fairfield Parent to Parent
Network
The Arc of Greenwich
50 Glenville St.
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 531-1880
(203) 846-9581
(203) 698-9059 (fax)
* ross@arcgreenwich.org

Parent to Parent Network of
Connecticut
The Family Center Dept. of
Connecticut Children's
Medical Center
282 Washington Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 545-9021
(860) 545-9002 (TDD)
(860) 545-9201 (fax)
* mcole@ccmckids.org
http://www.ccmckids.org

* (PATH)/Parent to Parent of CT
PO Box 611
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 459-4687
(800) 399-PATH (in CT only)
(203) 459-1989 (fax)
* path03@aol.com
1,2,3,4,5

DELAWARE

Parent Information Center
of Delaware, Inc
1046 S. DuPoint Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 674-0184
(302) 674-0187 (fax)

Parent Information Center
of Delaware, Inc
109 N. Bedford St.
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-9880
(302) 856-9882 (fax)

* Parent Information Center of
Delaware, Inc.
700 Barksdale Rd., Ste. 16
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 366-0152
Toll free: (888) 547-4412
(in state)
(302) 366-0276 (fax)
* picofdel@picofdel.org
http://www.picofdel.org
1,2,4,7

FLORIDA

* Family Network on Disabilities
of FL, Inc.
2735 Whitney Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33760
(800) 825-5736 (FL only)
(727) 523-1130 (voice/TDD)
(727) 523-8687 (fax)
* fnd@fndfl.org
http://www.fndfl.org
1,2,3,4,7

GEORGIA

* Parent to Parent of Georgia
3805 Presidential Pkwy., Ste. 207
Atlanta, GA 30340
(800) 229-2038 (GA only)
(770) 451-5484
(770) 458-4091 (fax)
* info@parenttoparentofga.org
http://www.parenttoparentofga.
org
1,2,3,4; Support group for Spanish
speaking parents

HAWAII

Hawaii Down Syndrome
Congress
419 Keoiana St., Ste. 804
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 949-1999
(808) 536-3765 (fax)
* hawaiidownsyndrome@hawaii.
RR.com
1,2,3,4,6

* Hawaii Parent to Parent
3264 Peterson Ct.
Honolulu, HI 96818
(866) 834-2081 (phone and fax)
(808) 834-2081 (on Oahu)
hawaiip2p@yahoo.com
1

IDAHO

Parents Reaching Out to Parents
2195 Ironwood Ct.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 769-1409
(208) 769-1430 (fax)

Parent to Parent, Region 7
1783 Brentwood Dr.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 524-0123

Palouse Area Parent to Parent
317 17th Ave.
Lewiston, ID 83501
(208) 746-8599 (phone/fax)
* famit09@moscow.com
1,2,3,4

* Idaho Parent to Parent
129 W. 3rd St.
Moscow, ID 83843
(208) 885-3500
(208) 885-3628 (fax)
* famtog@moscow.com
http://www.parentsreachingout.
com
1,2,3,4,5,6

ILLINOIS

Archway, Inc.
PO Box 1180
2751 W. Main
Carbondale, IL 62903
(618) 549-4442
(618) 549-0231 (fax)
1,2,3,4; Early Intervention, At-Risk,
and Lekotek Programs

Southern Illinois Child and Family
Connections
2751 West Main St.
Carbondale, IL 62903
(888) 340-6702
(618) 549-8137 (fax)
* fc24ei@aol.com

Developmental Services Center
1304 W. Bradley
Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 359-0287
(217) 356-9851 (fax)
http://www.dsc-illinois.org

Parent to Parent Network
1530 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 348-0127
(217) 348-0740 (fax)
1,2,4

Child and Family Connections
9455 S. Hoyne St.
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 233-1799
(773) 233-2011 (fax)

* Family Resource Center on
Disabilities
20 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
(800) 952-4199 (IL only)
(312) 939-3513
(312) 939-3519 (TDD)
(312) 939-7297 (fax)
* frcdppiil@ameritech.com
http://www.frcd.com
1,2,3,4,6,7

Next Steps-Parents
Reaching Parents
100 W. Randolph, Ste. 8-100
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-4042 (voice/TDD)
(312) 814-2923 (fax)
* caroldors@aol.com
1,2,3,4

Greater Interagency Council
Parent to Parent Support Network
925 W. 175th St.
Homewood, IL 60430
(708) 799-2718
(708) 799-7974 (fax)

National Association for Down
Syndrome (NADS)
PO Box 4542
Oak Brook, IL 60522-4542
(630) 325-9112
(630) 325-8842 (fax)
1,2,4,5

INDIANA

First Steps Early Intervention
of New Horizons
PO Box 98
Batesville, IN 47006
(812) 934-4528 (voice/TDD)
(812) 934-2522 (fax)

Down Syndrome Support
Association of Central Indiana
10792 Downing St.
Carmel, IN 46033-3869
(317) 574-9757 (phone/fax)
2,3,4,5

NEO Fight
4363 Idlewild Ln.
Carmel, IN 46033-4716
(317) 255-5242
(317) 274-2846 (fax)
* KMarrs@iupi.edu
http://member.tripod.com/~
neofight

Down Syndrome Support
Association of Southern Indiana
(DSSASI)
PO Box 3262
Clarksville, IN 47131
(812) 948-5182

Down Syndrome Association of
NWI
2927 Jewett Ave.
Highland, IN 46322
(219) 838-3656
(219) 838-6959 (fax)
* dsa@netnitco.net
1,2

* Indiana Parent
Information Network
4755 Kingsway Dr., Ste. 105
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 257-8683
(317) 251-7488 (fax)
* familynetw@aol.com
http://www.ai.org/ipin
1,2,3,4

Future Choices
309 N. High St.
Muncie, IN 47305
(765) 741-3494
(765) 741-8333 (fax)
* futurechoicesinc@aol.com

First Steps for Families
500 8th Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47804
(812) 231-8419
(812) 231-8420
(812) 231-8208 (fax)
* famnetwork@aol.com

ATTIC Inc.
PO Box 2441
2758 B E. Pine Hill Dr.
Vincennes, IN 47591
(800) 962-8842 (voice/TDD)
(812) 886-0575 (voice/TDD)
(812) 886-1128 (fax)
* inattic2@aol.com

Knox County Advocates
1806 Indiana Ave.
Vincennes, IN 47591
(812) 882-0375
(812) 886-0575
(812) 886-1128 (fax)
* INATTIC1@aol.com

Family Resource Center of
Southeast Indiana
4101 Timberview Rd.
West Harrison, IN 47060
(812) 637-1445
3,4

IOWA

Autism Society of the
Quad Cities
PO Box 472
Bettendorf, IA 52722-0008
(319) 386-6359
(319) 359-5967 (fax)
* gkarp@saunix.sau.edu

Family Educator Connection
Area Education Agency 7
3706 Cedar Heights Dr.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 273-8265
(319) 273-8275 (fax)
* dhansen@aea7.k12.ia.us
http://aea7.k12.ia.us

The Arc of East Central Iowa
Pilot Parents
214 First St. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(800) 843-0272 (IA only)
(319) 365-0487
(319) 365-9938 (fax)

Parent Educator Connection
Program
Resource Center for issues in
Special Ed.
Drake University
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
(515) 271-3936
(515) 271-4185 (fax)
* deb.samson@drake.edu
* karen.martens@drake.edu
3,4

Area Education Agency (AEA) 5
1235 5th Ave. S.
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5423
(515) 574-5508 (fax)
* Dthompson@aea3.k12.ia.us
http://www.aea5.k12.ia.us

Tourette Syndrome Association
of Iowa
307 S. 5th St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(515) 753-4157

Parent Educator Connection
Program
Grimes State Office Bldg.
Des Moines, IA 50318
(800) 572-5073
(515) 242-5295
(712) 722-1643 (fax)
* GMiller@aea4.k12.ia.us
1,2,3,4

Lakeland AEA
525 2nd St.
Cylinder, IA 50528
(712) 336-1331
(712) 336-1494 (fax)

KANSAS

* Families Together/Parent to
Parent of Kansas
501 Jackson, See. 400
Topeka, KS 66603
(800) 264-6343 (voice/TDD,
KS only)
(785) 233-4777 voice/TDD)
(785) 233-4787 (fax)
* family@inlandnet.net
1,2,3,4

KENTUCKY

* Parent Information Network of
Kentucky
10409 Waterson Rd.
Louisville, KY 40299
* pink@kyttp.org
(502) 479-7465
(502) 267-2452 (fax)
http://www.kyp2p.org

LOUISIANA

* Families Helping Families of
Greater New Orleans/Project
Prompt
4323 Division St., See. 110
Metairie, LA 70002-3179
(800) 766-7736 (LA only)
(504) 888-9111
(504) 888-0246 (fax)
* fhfgno@ix.netcom.com
http://www.fhfgno.org
1,2,3,4

MAINE

Cumberland County Parent
Awareness, Inc.
PO Box 6505
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 878-0523

Southern Maine Parent
Awareness, Inc.
886 Main St., See 303
Sanford, ME 04073
(800) 564-9696 (ME only)
(207) 324-2337
(207) 324-5621 (fax)
* support@somepa.org
1,2,3,4

MARYLAND

Maryland Infant and Toddlers
Program Family Support Network
Maryland State Dept. of
Education
200 W. Baltimore, 4th Fl.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-0261
(410) 333-2661 (fax)

National Organization of Parents
of Blind Children
1800 Johnson St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314
(410) 685-5653 (fax)
* BCheadle@nfb.org
http://www.nfb.org

Epilepsy Foundation
4351 Garden City Dr.
Landover, MD 20785
(800) 332-1000
(800) 332-2070 (TDD)
(301) 577-2684 (fax)
* postmaster@efa.org
http://www.epilepsyfoundation.
org

The Arc Family Connection
Parent to Parent Program
11600 Nebel St.
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 984-5777
(301) 816-2429 (fax)

MASSACHUSETTS

Federation for Children with
Special Needs
1135 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02120
(800) 331-0688 (MA only)
(617) 236-7210
(617) 572-2094 (fax)
* fcsninfo@fcsn.org
http://www.fcsn.org

Greater Boston Assoc. for
Citizens with Mental Retardation
and Related Disabilities
1505 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02135-3605
(617) 783-3900
(617) 783-9190 (fax)
* bostonarc@aol.com

National Tay-Sachs and Allied
Diseases Association
2001 Beacon St., Ste. 204
Boston, MA 02135
(800) 906-8723
(617) 277-4463
(617) 277-0134 (fax)
* NTSD-boston@worldnet.att.net
http://www.ntsad.org
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,6

* Family TIES
DPH-Southeast Office
109 Rhode Island Rd.
Lakeville, MA 02347
(508) 947-1231
(800) 905-8437 (MA only)
(508) 947-0977 (TDD)
(617) 727-9296 (fax)
http://www.massfamilyties.org
2,3,4

Massachusetts Down Syndrome
Congress
PO Box 866
Melrose, MA 02176
(800) 664-6372 (MA only)
(505) 755-6800
(508) 278-4435 (fax)
http://www.mdsc.org

MICHIGAN

* Family Support Network
Cadillac Place
3056 West Grant Blvd.,
See. 3-350
Detroit, MI 48202-6056
(800) 359-3272
(313) 456-4379 (fax)
* renniejea@michigan.gov

MINNESOTA

Arc Anoka
1201 891h Ave. NE
Blaine, MN 55434
(763) 783-4958
(763) 785-8891 (fax)
http:/www.arcars.org

Arc Suburban
1526 E. 122nd St.
Burnsville, MN 55337-6804
(952) 890-3057
(952) 890-3527 (fax)
* cdendaas@arcars.org
http://arcars.nonprofitoffice.com
1,2,3,4,5,6

Family Track Services or FAS/FAE
or RESPITE Resources
Arc Northland
424 W. Superior St., See. 201
Duluth, MN 55802
(800) 317-6475
(218) 726-4725
(218) 726-4732 (fax)
* arcnorthland.an@charterintemet.net
1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Windmill Project
128 W. Junius Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 736-4982
(218) 739-0078 (fax)
* windmill_mgr@hotmail.com
http://www.windmillproject.org
1,2,3,4,5

Family to Family Network
Arc Hennepin-Carver
4301 Hwy. 7, See. 140
Minneapolis, MN 55416-5810
(612) 920-0855
(612) 920-1480 (fax)
http://www.archennpincarverorg
1,2,4,

Turner's Syndrome Society
1313 SE 5th St., See. 327
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(800) 365-9944
(612) 379-3607
(612) 379-3619 (fax)
* tesch@turner-syndrome.us.org

Family Liaison Project
Arc of Southeastern MN
903 W. Center St., #140
Rochester, MN 55902
(888) 732-8520
(507) 287-2032
(507) 287-2063 (fax)
1,2,3,4,5,7

Arc Ramsey
770 Transfer Rd., See, 26
St. Paul, MN 55114
(651) 523-0876
(651) 523-0829 (fax)

Parents for Parents
Mail Stop 70-404
345 N. Smith Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 220-6731
(651) 220-6707 (fax)
* Pat.Schaffner@childrenshc.org

MISSOURI

* Disabilities Advocacy & Support
Network
The Network
1515 E. Pythian
PO Box 5030
Springfield, MO 65801-5030
(417) 895-7464
(417) 895-7430 (TDD)
(417) 895-7412 (fax)
2,3,4,5

Positive Solutions for Life
Challenges
Rt. 3, Box 441
Warshaw, MO 65355
(660) 438-6990

MONTANA

Parents, Lets Unite for Kids
516 N. 32nd St.
Billings, MT 59101
(800) 222-7585 (MT only)
(406) 255-0540
(406) 255-0523 (fax)
* plukinfo@pluk.org
http://www.pluk.org
1,2,3,4

Quality Life Concepts
PO Box 2506
Great Falls, MT 59403
(406) 452-9531
(406) 453-5930 (fax)

CO-TEACH/Division of
Educational Research and Service
School of Education
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-5344
(406) 243-5636
(406) 243-2797 (fax)
* coteach@selway.umt.edu

NEBRASKA

Parent Support Group
123 S. Webb Rd.
PO Box 4904
Grand island, NE 68802
(308) 385-5900 x 190
(308) 385-5797 (fax)
* msheen@genie.esu10.k12.ne.us

Kearney Public Schools
310 W. 241h St.
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 237-6022
(308) 237-6014 (fax)
* clarsen@genie.esu10.k12.ne.us

Individual and Family Support
The Arc of Lincoln &
Lancaster County
645 M St., See. 19
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 477-6925
(402) 477-6927 (fax)

Parents Encouraging Parents
NE Dept. of Education
301 Centennial Mall S.
PO Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
(402) 471-2471 (voice/TDD)
(402) 471-5022 (fax)
* gwright@edneb.org

PTI Nebraska
3135 W. 93rd St.
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 346-0525
(800) 284-8520
(402) 934-1479 (fax)
http://www.pti-nebraska.org

NEVADA

* Nevada Parent Network
University of Nevada-Reno
COE, REPC/285
Reno, NV 89557
(800) 216-7988
(775) 784-4921
(775) 784-4997 (fax)
* cheryls@unr.edu
http://www.scs.unr.edu/repc/npn

NEW JERSEY

* Family Support Center of NJ
NJ Statewide Parent to Parent
Lions Head Office Park
35 Beaverson Blvd., See. 8A
Brick, NJ 08723
(800) 372-6510 (NJ only)
(732) 262-8020
(732) 262-4373 (fax)
* FSCNJ@aol.com
http://www.efnj.com
1,2,3,4

NEW MEXICO

Parents Reaching Out to Parents
1920 B Columbia Dr. SE,
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(800) 524-5176
(505) 247-0192
(505) 247-1345 (fax)
* nmproth@aol.com
http://www.parentsreachingout.
com

NEW YORK

* Parent to Parent of NY State
500 Balltown Rd.
Schenectady, NY 12304
(800) 305-8817 (for parents)
(518) 381-4350
(518) 382-1959 (fax)
* parent2par@aol.com
http://www.parenttoparentnys.org

NORTH CAROLINA

* Family Support Network OF NC
CB #7340
UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7340
(800) 852-0042 (NC only,
voice/TDD)
(919) 966-2841
(919) 966-2916 (fax)
* cdr@med.unc.edu
http://www.fsnc.org
2,3,4,5

NORTH DAKOTA

* North Dakota Family Network
UND School of Medicine and
Health Sciences
PT Dept
PO Box 903
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
(888) 434-7436 (ND Only)
(701) 777-2359
(701) 777-2353 (fax)
* ndf2f@medicine.nodak.edu.
http://www.med.nodak.edu/
depts/pt/f2f
1,2,3,4

OHIO

Ohio Protection and
Advocacy Org.
5350 Brookpark Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44134
(216) 398-5501
(216) 398-5505 (fax)

* Family Information Network
Ohio Department of Health/BEIS
246 N. High St., 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0118
(614) 644-8389
(614) 728-9163 (fax)
1,2,3,4

Ohio Brain Injury Assoc.
1335 Dublin Rd., Ste. 217D
Columbus, OH 43215-1000
(866) OHIO-BIA (644-6242)
(614) 481-71 O0
(614) 481-7103 (fax)
* help@biaoh.org
http://www.biaoh.org

Celebrating Families of Children
& Adults with Special Needs
16 Vassar Dr.
Dayton, OH 45406-4928
(937) 275-0990
(937) 275-0277 (fax)
* families@erinet.com

Down Syndrone and Related
Disabilities
1444 Beaver Creek Ln.
Kettering, OH 45429-3704
(937) 294-1240
(937) 294-1240 (fax)
* Padixon@earthlink.net

Family Information Network
143 Northwest Ave., Bldg. A
Tallmadge, OH 44278
(330) 633-2055
(330) 633-2658 (fax)
http://www.familychild.org
1,2,3,4

OREGON

* Oregon Cope Project
1745 State St.
Salem, OR 97301
(888) 505-2673
* orpti@open.org
http://www.open.org/orpti
1,2,3,4,5 (statewide staff)

PENNSYLVANIA

* Parent to Parent of PA
Gateway Corporate Center
6340 Flank Dr. #600
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 540-4722
(717) 657-5983 (fax)
* parent2parent@southstar.org
http://www.parenttoparent.org
1,2,3,4,5,6

Achieva
711 Bingham St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 995-5000
(412) 995-5001 (fax)
http://www.achieva.info
1,2,3,4,5,6

RHODE ISLAND

Down Syndrome Society of RI
99 Bald Hill Rd.
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 463-5751
(401) 463-5337 (fax)
* dssri@aol.com
http://www.dssri.org
1,2,3,4

Rhode Island Parent Information
Network
175 Main St.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(800) 464-3399 (RI only)
(401) 727-4144
(401) 727-4040 (fax)
* Ripin@ripin.org
http://www.ripin.org
1,2,3,4

Trudeau Early Intervention
Program-Kent County Office
J Arthur Trudeau Memorial Ctr.
250 Commonwealth Ave.
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 823-1731 x 42
(Parent Consultant)
(401) 823-1849 (fax)
1,2,3,4

SOUTH CAROLINA

* Family Connection of SC, Inc.
2712 Middleburg Dr., Ste. 103-B
Columbia, SC 29204
(800) 578-8750 (SC only)
(803) 252-0914 (Columbia)
(864) 331-1340 (Greenville)
(843) 662-0675 (Florence)
(803) 799-8017 (fax)
* famconn@mindspring.com
http://www.familyconnectionsc.org
1,2,3,4,7

SOUTH DAKOTA

* South Dakota Parent
Connection Inc.
3701 W. 49th St., Ste. 200 B
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
(800) 460-4553
(605) 361-3171
(605) 361-2928 (fax)
* sdpc@sdparent.org
2,3,4

TENNESSEE

* Parents Encouraging Parents
(P.E.P)
Central Office
Cordell Hull Bldg.
425 5th Ave. N., 5th Fl.
Nashville, TN 37247-4750
(615) 741-0353
(615) 741-1063 (fax)
* srothacker@mail.state.tn.us
2,3,4,5,9

TEXAS

Parent Case Management Prog.
4601 Hartford
Abilene, TX 79605
(915) 793-3501
(915) 793-3549 (fax)
* jowens@wtrc.com
1,2,3,4

Uniting Parents
Parent Case Management
Program
301 South Polk, Ste. 740
Amarillo, TX 79101
(888) 892-2273 (national)
(806) 337-1700
(806) 337-1702 (fax)
* unitingparents@cohs.net

* ARC of the Capital Area
2818 San Gabriel
Austin, TX 78705-3598
(512) 476-7044
(512) 476-9054 (fax)
* info@arcofthecapitalarea.org
http://www.arcofthecapitalarea.
org

Parent to Parent Network of
Texas
* p2poftexas@arcofthe
capitalarea.org
1,2,3,4

Partners Resource Network, Inc
1090 Longfellow Dr., Ste. B
Beaumont, TX 77706-4889
(800) 866-4726 (TX only)
(409) 898-4684
(409) 898-4816 (TDD)
(409) 898-4869 (fax)
* Txprnpath@aol.com
1,2,3,4

Tarrant Society for Deaf Children
6416 Canyon Circle
Ft. Worth, TX 76133
(817) 346-0421

Family to Family Network
13150 FM 529, Ste. 106
Houston, TX 77041
(713) 466-6304
(713) 466-9547 (fax)
* f2fnetwork@aol.com
http://www.familytofamilynetwork.org

Parent Case Management
Program
3001 S. Jackson
San Angelo, TX 76904
(915) 223-6350
(915) 223-6408 (fax)
* flferguson@wtrc.com
http://www.WestTexasRehab.org

Any Baby Can of San Antonio
217 Howard
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 227-0170
(210) 227-0812 (fax)
* framirez@anybabycansa.org
http://www.anybabycansa.org
1,2,3,4

UTAH

Parent to Parent
U of Utah Hospital
50 N. Medical Dr., Ste. 2553
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 581-2098
(801) 561-5060 (fax)
* becky.hatfields@hsc.utah.edu

The Parent Connection: Parent
Support in NICU@ LDSH
Kathie Peterson, Parent
Coordinator
LDS Hospital
8th Ave and C St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(801) 408-8661
(801) 763-0711
* LDKPETER@IHC.com

VERMONT

* Parent to Parent of VT
600 Blair Park Rd.
Ste. 240
Williston, VT 05495
(802) 764-5290 (VT only)
(802) 764-5297 (fax)
* p2pvt@partoparvt.org
http://www.partopartvt.org
1,2,3,4,7

VIRGINIA

* Parent to Parent of VA
PO Box 38341
Richmond, VA 23231
(804) 222-1945
(804) 222-3402 (fax)
* PTPofVA@aol.com

The Arc of VA
6 N. 6th St., Ste. 403
Richmond, VA 23219
(888) 604-2677
(804) 649-8481
(804) 649-3585 (fax)
* arcf1p@aol.com

WASHINGTON

Parents of Prematures
PO Box 3046
Kirkland, WA 98083
(206) 283-7466

* Parent to Parent
(WA & King Co.)
The Arc-King County
10550 Lake City Way NE, Ste. A
Seattle, WA 98125
(800) 322-2588
(206) 364-8140 (fax)
* statep2p@aol.com

WISCONSIN

MUMS
National Parent to Parent Program
150 Custer Ct.
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
(877) 336-5333 (Parents only)
(920) 336-5333
(920) 339-0995 (fax)
* mums@netnet.net
http://www.netnet.net/mums
Associated With NORD

Bridges for Families
Birth to Three Early Intervention
A127 Waisman Ctr
1500 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 263-9907
(608) 263-9237 (TDD)
(608) 265-9118 (fax)
* BRIDGES@Waisman.wisc.edu
1,2,3,4

Family Empowerment Network
Families Affected by FAS/FAE
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Medical School
Department of Family Medicine
777 South Mills St.
Madison, WI 53715
(800) 462-5254
(608) 262-6590
(608) 265-3352 (fax)
* fFen@fammed.wisc.edu
http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/fe

The Arc of Racine-Parents
Helping Parents
818 Sixth St.
Racine, WI 53403
(414) 634-6303
(414) 635-2640 (fax)
* thearc@rootcom.net
1,2,3,4

WYOMING

Parent information Center
5 N. Lobban
Buffalo, WY 82834
(800) 660-9742 (WY only)
(307) 684-2277
(307) 684-5314 (fax)
* tdawson@wpic.org
1,2,3,4,7

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1 Periodical/newsletter
2 Informational materials
3 Networking/matching
4 Referrals to local
 resources
5 Local chapters
6 National conferences
7 National advocacy
 efforts
8 Fund research
9 Maintain research
 registry
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