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Parent to Parent USA / Alabama

Parent to Parent USA (P2PUSA) at p2pusa.org is a national non-profit organization committed to promoting access, quality and leadership in parent to parent support across the country. Parent to Parent programs provide emotional and informational support to families of children who have special needs most notably by matching parents seeking support with an experienced, trained "Support Parent".

The Parent Connection Network of Alabama is a statewide network of families willing to share experiences. We believe that when parents are informed, connected, and supported by other families who have been there too, they are better able to meet any challenges that may arise.

This list will be used to exchange thoughts, feelings and helpful information with one another.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/p2p_AL/ (link opens in a new window)

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Alabama’s Parent Connection Program -
Parent Connection Network (Parent to Parent)

The Parent Connection program is sponsored by Children’s Rehabilitation Service (CRS), a division of Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. This is a statewide network of families who have children with special health care needs or disabilities and who are willing to share their experiences with other families. You do not need to be enrolled with CRS to participate in the Parent Connection Program.

The network provides a way for families to gather together for emotional support; practical suggestions for day-to-day living; information about local, state, and national issues; and ways to work with service providers to meet their family needs.

To learn more or to enroll in this CRS sponsored program contact Susan.Colburn@rehab.alabama.gov or Vonda.Reeves@rehab.alabama.gov.

 

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Children’s Rehabilitation Service (CRS) Parent Consultants

Each Parent Consultant is a parent of a child with a disability, so they will be a source of strength, encouragement, and experience.

Name & Address

Service Area

Phone & Email

Susan Colburn

Attn: State Parent Consultant
Children's Rehabilitation Service
602 South Lawrence Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

All counties

334-293-7041
800-568-9034
800-441-7607
334-293-7373 (fax)

Susan.Colburn@
rehab.alabama.gov

Linda Collins

Attn: Parent Consultant
Children's Rehabilitation Service
1082 Village Square Dr., Ste. 2
Andalusia, AL 36420

Andalusia (also serving the counties of Butler, Conecuh, Covington and Crenshaw)

334-222-5558
800-723-8064
334-222-1078 (fax)

Linda.Collins@
rehab.alabama.gov

Sandra Hazzard

Attn: Parent Consultant
Children's Rehabilitation Service
1910 Coleman Road
Anniston, AL 36207

Anniston & Gadsden (also serving the counties of Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Blount, DeKalb, Etowah, St. Clair and Talladega)

256-240-8801
800-289-9533

256-240-8823 (fax)

Sandra.Hazzard@
rehab.alabama.gov

Tammy Moore

Attn: Parent Consultant
Children's Rehabilitation Service
234 Goodwin Crest Drive 
Homewood, AL 35209

Homewood (also serving Cullman, Jefferson, Shelby, and Walker counties)

205-290-4572
888-430-7423
205-290-4560 (fax)

Tammy.Moore@
rehab.alabama.gov

Vonda Reeves

Attn: Parent Consultant
Children's Rehabilitation Service
795 Ross Clark Circle, Ste. 3
Dothan, AL 36302

Dothan (also serving the counties of  Barbour, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, and Houston)

334-699-6600
800-677-9123
334-702-8442 (fax)

Vonda.Reeves@
rehab.alabama.gov

Ree Clark

Attn: Parent Consultant
Children's Rehabilitation Service
602 South Lawrence Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Montgomery (also serving the counties of Lowndes, Bullock, Pike, Elmore, Chilton, Autauga, and Coosa)

334-293-7500
800-568-9034
334-293-7374 (fax)

Ree.Clark@
rehab.alabama.gov

Sharon M. Henderson

Attn: Parent Consultant
Children's Rehabilitation Service
516 West Thomason Circle
Opelika, AL 36801

Opelika (also serving the counties of Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell, Chambers, and Tallapoosa)

334-745-7579
800-568-8428
334-459-3530 (fax)

Sharon.Henderson@
rehab.alabama.gov

Odessa Taylor

Attn: Parent Consultant
Children's Rehabilitation Service
P.O. Box 750
Selma, AL 36702-0750

Selma (also serving the counties of Dallas, Marengo, and Wilcox)

334-872-8421
800-967-6876
334-877-3796 (fax)

Odessa.Taylor@
rehab.alabama.gov

Vivian Spears

Attn: Parent Consultant
Children's Rehabilitation Service
1506 College Avenue
Jackson, AL 36545

Serving the counties of Clarke, Choctaw, Monroe, and Washington

251-246-4025
800-723-0490
251-247-1890 (fax)

Vivian.Spears@
rehab.alabama.gov

Lisa Gibert

Attn: Parent Consultant
Children's Rehabilitation Service
1610 Center Street, Ste. A
Mobile, AL 36604

 

Mobile County (also serving Baldwin and Escambia counties)

251-432-4560, ext. 7869
251-432-3937 (fax)

Lisa.Gibert@
rehab.alabama.gov

Melissa Foster

Attn: Parent Consultant
Children's Rehabilitation Service
3000 Johnson Road
Huntsville, AL 35805

 

Huntsville and Muscle Shoals

256-650-1701, ext. 1785
256-650-1780 (fax)

Melissa.Foster@
rehab.alabama.gov

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Parent Consultant with two families

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Alabama Support Group Meetings

Family Voices of Alabama appreciates the power that results from coming together as families challenged by similar health issues. This is why we are providing the following list. If your organization offers support groups, please contact us to add your contact information. If you find that this list needs to be updated, please contact us and provide new details.

Group or Agency Name, Contact

Phone, Email, Web Site

Alabama Alliance for the Mentally Ill
(NAMI-AL)
  
Terri Beasley

(334) 396-4797
(800) 626-4199
Terri@NAMIAlabama.org
www.namialabama.org - Select "Affiliates" from the top menu to see meeting details.

Alabama Head Injury Foundation

(205) 823-3818
(800) 433-8002
ahif1@bellsouth.com
www.ahif.org - Select "Services" from the side menu to see meeting details.

Autism Society of Alabama
  
Melanie Jones

(205) 967-8244
(877) 4AUTISM
info@autism-alabama.org
www.autism-alabama.org - Select "Resources" from the top menu to see meeting details.

Central Alabama Satellite of Children
and Adults with Attention Deficit
Disorders (C.H.A.D.D.)
  
Joy

(334) 546-0353
central-alabama@chadd.net
www.chadd.org

Epilepsy Foundation Alabama
  
Caroline Foster
or David Toenes

(251) 341-0170 (800) 626-1582
info@efala.org
www.epilepsyfoundation.org/Alabama/ - Select "Programs & Services" from the side menu to see meeting details.

Making Connections (Helping Families
Affected by Autism in Huntsville)
  
Debbie Bumbika

bums@knology.net
www.makingconnectionsasd.com

Mobile Asperger Support Group
  
Candy Knickerbocker

(251) 767-0304
info@mobasp.org
www.mobasp.org/ - Select "Meeting Info" from the top menu to see meeting details.

Mothers' Club (Huntsville)
  
Claudia V. Rice

cavr@knology.net
groups.yahoo.com/group/MothersClubNorthAL/

Spina Bifida Association of Alabama

Support@sbaofal.org
info@sbaofal.org

UCP of Huntsville & Tennessee Valley

(256) 852-5600
(256) 852-5673
tracyc@ucphuntsville.org
www.ucphuntsville.org

Parent Advocates Down Syndrome (PADS)

(205) 988-0810 
downsyndromealabama@gmail.com
www.downsyndromealabama.org - Select "HELPFUL INFORMATION" from the top menu and scroll down to the bottom for Support Groups

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