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Dear SPAN Website Users: We try to make our website as accessible as possible for parents and others with special accessibility needs.  Please let us know if you have any difficulty accessing our website information and resources and we will do our best to accommodate you!  Reach out to us at apelham@spannj.org  Thanks, and happy browsing through our website!

NJ Statewide Parent to Parent

 

SPAN’s Statewide Parent to Parent program gives families the skills and support they need to help their children with special needs reach their full potential and to help them feel less isolated and more confident about themselves.  SPAN is the New Jersey affiliate of Parent to Parent USA.  If you are interested in being trained as a support parent or you are interetsed in receiving support contact us parent2parent@spannj.org or call us at 800-654-SPAN (7726).

Click here to request support: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=5546c8701d544fbd8feff98d3a843925"

Click here to become a support parent: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=cbf50170d16f4c488b3f3f01b7e5c7b9

 

Parent to Parent offers:

  • One-to-one matches of families who have similar needs and experiences
  • Emotional support for parents when they learn their child has a developmental delay, disability, or other special health or behavioral health need
  • Current information on a variety of disabilities and health issues
  • Training for parents who would like to become a support parent
  • Training for professionals on how to support families of children with special needs more effectively
  • Information on local, state, and national resources for the child and family, including mothers, fathers, siblings, and others
  • Annual Conference for Fathers of Children with Special Needs
  • List of informative books on issues related to children with special needs
  • Development of support groups in partnership with community organizations

NJ Parent to Parent is funded by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services Division of Family Health Services Special Child Health and Early Intervention Services

Brenda L. Figueroa
Program Coordinator
parent2parent@spannj.org
973-642-8100 x 194
What families/professions are saying about this project: 

"Thank you for connecting me to a wonderful Support parent!  She listened to me and was a great shoulder to cry on, and she gave me great resources!

Key Resources of Interest: 

Fathers' Conference 2016

 

Fathers' Conference 2015

Dr. Naseef’s Blog on the conference:  https://drrobertnaseef.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/new-reflections-on-a-timeless-role-fathering-children-with-special-needs/

Fathers' Conference 2014

Staff: 

Our staff are all parents of children with special needs and understand firsthand the challenges and joys families face when parenting a child or youth with special health and/or behavioral health needs. We are here to connect you to trained support parents and share resources and information.

Michele Puzio, NW Regional Associate, 973-664-9197, mpuzio@spannj.org

Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren

Fanny Ochoa, NE Regional Associate, 973-620-2050, fochoa@spannj.org

Bergen, Hudson, Passaic and Union

Donna Milanowycz, Central Regional Associate, 732-836-0964, dmilanowycz@spannj.org

Burlington,  Mercer, Middlesex, Monmoth and Ocean

Tatsiana DaGrosa, Southern Regional Associate, tdagrosa@spannj.org

Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem

Shirley Johnson, Essex County Family WRAP Associate, 973-642-8100, shirley.johnson@spannj.org

Essex County Only

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