Texas Parent to Parent provides a variety of education and training to parents, professionals, and others who share an interest in improving lives of children with a disability, chronic illness, or special health care need.
July 26-27, 2013
Texas Parent to Parent’s annual conference is the only statewide conference created and designed by parents of children and youth with disabilities, chronic illness, and other special health care needs to meet the needs of the entire family affected by disability. The two-day annual meeting offers more than 60 sessions for parents, family members, self advocates and professionals. Highlights include programs for siblings, Teen Transition Summit for teens facing adulthood, a family gathering time, sessions in Spanish, exhibits, and skilled child care. The knowledge shared with parents at the conference empowers them to advocate for their child’s needs and give them a rare opportunity to connect with their peers. Learn more.
TxP2P provides a medical residency educational opportunity for Pediatric and Family Practice Residents and other medical professionals to learn more about the global affects of having a child with a chronic illness or disability in a family. To provide a glimpse of family life, a diverse group of trained volunteer parents invite residents into their lives to experience first-hand how they meet the challenge of raising a child with special health care needs. Simultaneously, our volunteer families learn more about how doctors and other professionals develop early in their careers. Through this opportunity, TxP2P hopes to foster communication skills that create collaboration and mutual respect between patients, families, doctors, and other treating professionals as well as improve care for all children with special health care needs. Learn more.
TxP2P offers training, resources and support for parents, family members, professionals, and community members, to better support children with disabilities or special health care needs throughout their lives. Trainings and presentations in English and Spanish are available at no charge to professionals, parents, and parent groups across Texas. Learn more.