Parent to Parent
New York State

Matching parents of children with disabilities to other parents

Linda Rippel, Director

500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12304

Tel: (518) 381-4350
1-800-305-8817 (NY Only)
Fax: (518) 382-1959

Program designed to put parents in touch on a one-to-one basis
with a trained supportive parent whose child has a similar
or related disability or chronic illness.

Parent to Parent:

  • is based on the philosophy that parents, who have themselves experienced the joys and frustrations of parenting a child with special needs, can offer new parents a valuable resource.

  • has over 250 disabilities and chronic illnesses that we can match on a one to one basis.

  • offers support, encouragement, and practical tips for families.

  • locates a support parent in another area of the state if there are none in your area.

  • offers information on services offered in NY state.
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