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Ohio P2P in Miami County

Ohio Parent to Parent (P2P) is a statewide parent support program and part of the Ohio Family to Family Health Information Center (Ohio F2F), based within the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD).

Ohio P2P connects parents, siblings, self-advocates, foster parents, grandparents, etc. who have a family member, of any age, with a disability or special healthcare need to an experienced, trained volunteer support peer.

Ohio P2P is staffed by a family member of a person with a disability or special healthcare need. Ohio P2P staff facilitates the matching process and offers support to families from diverse backgrounds and experiences. For more information about Ohio P2P in Miami County and how to get involved, please contact Ohio P2P.

What to Expect

Quality, effective, one-to-one peer support

Support Peers are trained by P2P staff and are entered into an electronic database to be matched with a Referred Parent. P2P staff oversee all matches and base each connection off of the Referred Parent's circumstances and reason(s) for wanting to connect.

Support Peer

Support Peers support other families who have a loved one with a disability or special healthcare need. They are there to listen and share their experience in a positive, supportive way.

Trained by P2P staff, Support Peers are not expected to be experts and will be trained to know when to refer families to professional services, if necessary. Once trained, the Support Peer will be entered into an electronic database and be matched with a Referred Parent.

Referred Parent

A Referred Parent is someone who wants to connect with a peer for support. Reasons for wanting to connect include, but are not limited to, the desire to:

  • Talk to someone whose family member has a similar diagnosis.

  • Talk through challenges/barriers your family member is having.

  • Learn more about how to navigate service systems.

  • Understand how to transition from school to adult/community life, etc.

Benefits of Connecting

As a family member of someone with a disability or special healthcare need, you are not alone. Ohio P2P in Miami County is here to help you and your family navigate life's journey.

Some of the benefits of participating in P2P include:

Peer Support
Tips on Navigating the DD System
Helpful Resources
In-Person Meetings
A Listening Ear
A Place to Share Experiences
Parenting Tips
1-on-1 Support

About UCCEDD

The University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service.

Every state and territory has a UCCEDD to serve as a resource in the areas of education, research and service to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities

Meet our Support Peers

Made up of siblings and parents of people with a disability or special healthcare need, our team of Support Peers have years of experience caring for their loved ones. Download our Support Peers one-page handout.

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Jayne Anderson

Sibling  |  Casstown

About Jayne

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Joan Green

Mom  |  Troy

About Joan

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Ashley Thoreen

Mom  |  Piqua

About Ashley

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Amanda Wells

Mom  |  Troy

About Amanda

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Carol Hess

Mom  |  Troy

About Carol

I want to connect to a Support Peer.