Parent to Parent New Zealand Inc - Manawatu
CCS Disability Action
248 Broadway Avenue
Palmerston North 4440
P O Box 5010
Terrace End 4441
Tel: (06) 355 0787 or toll free: (0508) 236 236
Fax: (06) 355 0781
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm.
If the office is unattended please leave a message and your call will be returned.
If no reply and the matter requires urgent attention Please contact National Office call (0508) 236 236.
Co-coordinator - Debra
Who are Parent to Parent?
Parent to Parent is a support and information network for parents of children with special needs. Support is provided voluntarily by Trained Support Parents who have a child with the same or similar needs.
Formed in New Zealand in 1983, the group has built up a support network that is now nationwide. We are affiliated to similar groups around the world and maintain close links with other organisations and professionals who work in related fields.
Our services are free to families.
Only those who have been there themselves can fully understandCaring for a family member who has a special need is an experience that few parents anticipate or plan for, and one that brings strong emotional responses and challenges in day to day living.
For thousands of New Zealand families, the struggle to meet these challenges is a reality. Often families have to face them without adequate information or support, leaving them feeling isolated and overwhelmed.
What can we offer you?
Through a network of regional groups and trained volunteer Support Parents, Parent to Parent provides information and emotional support to families who have a child with a disability, special need or health impairment.
There are more than 3600 different conditions covered by the service, ranging from the very common through to the most rare condition. By contacting Parent to Parent, families can access written information relating to their child's condition, and also receive emotional support through talking with a trained volunteer Support.
Parent who knows and understands from personal experience the challenges, frustrations and special joy that comes from parenting a child with special needs.