Our purpose is to ensure that families of children with any kind of disability or special health care need have the knowledge and assistance they need to make informed decisions that support their child's health, education, and development. We provide peer support to families, and information and education to families, professionals and the community at large.
Founded in 1991, The Parents’ Place was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. Today, The Parents’ Place serves families of children and young adults from birth to age 22 with all disabilities.
The Parents’ Place is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with many statewide disability organizations. Our staff help families obtain appropriate education, health care, and services for their children with disabilities; work to improve education and health care for all children; train and inform parents and professionals on a variety of topics; and connect children with disabilities to community resources that address their needs.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the Parents’ Place
The Parents’ Place is governed by a volunteer board that includes many members from the community. A majority of board members are parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs.
The Parents’ Place is led by Executive Director, Josie Thomas, who also co-founded the organization. Staff are primarily parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs.
Answers to frequently asked questions about Parents’ Place services.