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

Would you like support through the early intervention process? Get Connected

Would you like to help another parent through their child's Early Intervention process? Apply to be an Experienced Parent Support Provider

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