About Us

Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) is committed to improving the lives of Texas children who have disabilities, chronic illness, and/or special health care needs. TxP2P empowers families to be strong advocates through parent-to-parent support, resource referral, and education. In addition, TxP2P educates professionals about the unique needs of our children with the goal of improving care and opportunities for our children. Lastly, TxP2P is dedicated to championing the efforts of a diverse set of parent support groups and advocacy on behalf of our children’s well-being.

The heart of TxP2P is the parent-to-parent peer support model—parents volunteering to provide support and information to other parents. The parent-to-parent model (P2P Best Practices) has been developed by and for parents to address the powerful emotions, new responsibilities, stress and isolation that parents and families face in caring for a child with special health care needs. Parent-to-parent support sustains parents as they develop the skills to manage the new demands on their families and themselves and to advocate effectively for their children.

We encourage you to learn more about our organization, programs for parents, professionals, and parent groups, and get involved. Learn more about our Our History, Board & Staff, Partnerships, Employment/Internships, Stewardship, Research on Parent to Parent, and Privacy Statement.

“…Texas Parent to Parent is different in that it is parent-led and parent-driven. I spend a lot of time listening to social workers, doctors, nurses and people who genuinely care about what they are doing and have really good intentions. But they just don’t know what it feels like to go through the day-to-day struggles. I’ve enjoyed talking to other parents who really know what it is like – even if their situation isn’t exactly the same. They can understand the day-to-day struggle of how am I going to manage my child and relationship, take care of myself, and get everything I need. It is completely different when you’re talking to another parent than when you’re talking to a professional.” Kim Arnold, Parent

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