Parent Support Providers

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Parent Support Providers provide emotional support and information to families of children birth to 3 years of age with developmental disabilities, delays, and ongoing health care needs.



What Pathfinder Services of ND’s Parent Support Providers can do for you

Parents are a child’s first teacher. They are experts on their child. Pathfinder Services of ND's Parent Support Providers support families in this important and lifelong role.

A Program for Parents

Parents have many questions and concerns in coping with their child’s needs and their own feelings. Personal support from another parent, who has a child with similar needs, can be helpful in coping with these challenging experiences and feelings. Parent Support Providers are available to provide support and information.

We Help Parents

• Understand their child’s disability
• Understand their rights
• Build positive relationships
• Understand Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) components
• Find statewide information on available support and resources

A Statewide Program

Our Parent Support Providers are located throughout the state and can assist parents in every region.

Emotional and Personal Support for Parents of Children Receiving Early Intervention Services

• Confidential guidance.
• Support meetings
• Social and recreational inclusion-focused family events
• Resource Library
• Information and referrals to community resources.
• Newsletter
• Educational workshops for parent groups
• Current information on disabilities, medical conditions, and community resources
• Public awareness and outreach to the community regarding children with developmental disabilities and delays