Raising a child with special healthcare needs or a disability can be overwhelming and challenging for most families. We help relieve some of the stresses by assisting families to connect with community resources and navigate the complicated service systems.
We provide training on a number of topics relevant to families such as Accessing Services 101, Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Parent Mentor Orientation, and many more.
Our Parent to Parent program provides thoughtful connections with a trained parent mentor who can provide emotional support as well as practical suggestions for day to day challenges. Parent Mentors can help parents/caregivers feel more confident in raising their child with special needs.
A parent to parent match pairs a trained parent mentor with a family seeking support. A parent mentor is someone who has "been there" and knows the ins and outs of raising a child born prematurely or with other special healthcare needs or disability. Parent mentors provide encouragement, emotional support, and resource information.
We offer Parent Mentor Orientation to parents who volunteer to help support other families.
Project Baby Reach is a parent support program for families with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Atrium Health Cabarrus. Families receive one-to-one bed-side support, parent meetings, Care Notebook, resource information and referrals to community organizations. For more information, please contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Sibshops is a support program for boys and girls 3rd - 8th grade that have a brother or sister with a disability. Sibshops gives sibs an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, recreational setting to discuss common joys and concerns with having a sibling with special needs.
To receive more information, please contact Carol at email@example.com
Angeles de Esperanza (Angels of Hope) is a parent-lead support group for Spanish speaking families. Families meet for support, networking, resource sharing and social activities. For more information, please contact:
or Teresa 704-425-3967
Groupo de apoyo para padresde niños
con necesidades especiales médicas
Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto
o' Teresa 704-425-3967
Triple P Stepping Stones is a parenting program for families of children with disabilities. Our staff can meet one-to-one with parents/caregivers either in-person, via Zoom, or telephone to learn about your child's behavior and teach you will strategies that can help.
We also offer 3-part Triple P Seminars for groups of parents.
For more information on Triple P, contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes help caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a child with special needs at home or in a care facility. The classes give caregiver's tools to help reduce stress, improve self-confidence, manage time, set goals, and solve problems. By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver.
This is a six-week class series, held once a week.
For more information, please contact Carol at email@example.com
Connecting with other families is the best way for parents to get support and learn about community resources that are available. We offer parent groups and social activities such as a Summer Splash Celebration and Cookies with Santa.