Supported Parenting Program

“Our goal is to help parents with Intellectual or Developmental disabilities (IDD) build the skills necessary to successfully raise their children and keep their family together.” 

The Supported Parenting program provides families with classes, parent-child interaction activities and home visits from September to May. The program helps strengthen and enhance parenting skills and offers opportunities for parents to interact with other parents to discuss ideas, share experiences and grow in the joys and frustrations of parenting. They receive instruction and support from our specially trained staff, who understand their full range of challenges. Instruction may include, but not limited to:

  • Winter Safety
  • Effective Communication/Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy Nutrition
  • How We Develop: Birth to 4
  • Making Your Home Safe
  • Schedules: Routines and Consistency
  • Nurturing and Praising
  • How We Develop: 5 to 12
  • Family Rules and Parental Role Modeling
  • Consequences: Good Choice vs. Bad Choice
  • How We Develop: Teens+
  • Self-Esteem: Is Being Me a Good Thing to Be?
  • Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention
  • Healthy Living
  • Disability Awareness
  • Budgeting