June 4, 2015 | By: Uniting Parents/Coalition of Health Services, Inc.
Kids with disabilities or long term illness bring beauty and wonder to families. But locating and making sense of services for kids with disabilities or special health care needs can be tough. An important resource for parents is a way to connect with other parents for support and information. See Connecting to Other Parents or search for parent groups on the Find Services, Groups & Events page of this website.
A team of Uniting Parents parent case managers provides support and information to families. Their program helps families find resources for their kids from birth to age 21. Their case managers are or have been the parents of a child with disabilities and/or a chronic health condition. They help families make sense of services or information that can be new and unclear. The program is designed to empower families and enhance their children’s quality of life.
The Uniting Parents case manager works with the family to learn their needs. They provide a variety of services. These include information about resources, education, training, and referrals. Other services include social networking events, advocacy support, respite services and more. They provide several opportunities for youth with disabilities and their parents as well.
Uniting Parents offers a network of support to families in the 32 Texas Panhandle counties. There is no charge for their services. They provide services at their offices in Amarillo, Lubbock, and Dumas. The main office is located in Amarillo, Texas at the Coalition of Health Services, Inc.
You can reach Uniting Parents at 806-337-1700 (extension 212). If you prefer, call their toll-free number 888-892-2273 (extension 212). Ask for Maria Garcia, M.Ed., Uniting Parents Program Director.
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