The Trisomy 21 Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has collaborated with Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania and New Jersey to create the Trisomy 21 Parent Peer Program.
This program gives parents, caregivers and siblings of individuals with Trisomy 21 the social, emotional and informational support they need by matching them with a Parent Peer. Parent Peers are family members who have experience in raising a child with Down syndrome and who are willing to share those experiences with other families. Research has shown that support and practical guidance from experienced caregivers is truly beneficial to fellow families in coping with their children’s special needs. We encourage you to become a part of this network of individuals.
Please take a moment to consider signing up as a Parent Peer with the Trisomy 21 Parent Peer Program and use your experiences to support another family. Additionally, if you are in need of support, please reach out to be matched with a Parent Peer.
Find out how to receive support through the Trisomy 21 Parent Peer Program in your state:
Go to www.parenttoparent.org/ and click on “Trisomy 21 Parent Peer Program” on the home page under “Affiliate Programs and Partnerships.” This link takes you to the program description page. At the top of the page, click on “Get Matched.” Complete the form and hit “Submit,” and a regional coordinator will contact you within 48 hours. You may also call 1-888-727-2706.
Go to www.spanadvocacy.org/index.php, hover over the Programs tab on the home page and click on “Parent to Parent” for more information. You may also call 908-537-4673.