Are you feeling alone?
Do you need support to find information and resources?
Are you concerned about your loved one’s future?
There is a solution available in DC. The Family Ties of DC (FTDC) is an unique parent-to-parent support program designed to match a parent seeking support (Referred Parent) to an experienced parent (Support Parent) who can provide free and confidential support, information, and connection.
WHO can connect? DC Parent or Caregiver of any age of a child with a disability of any age.
WHY should you connect? The advantages of a parent match include:
Gaining a sense of belonging, understanding, and trust with another parent
Identifying resources and supports to meet the needs of your family
Seeking respite and self-care supports
Learning strategies to advocate for your family
Becoming empowered to be a parent leader
HOW do you connect? The connection is made through 1:1 parent match between a Support Parent who has child(ren) with disabilities with the Referred Parent who is seeking emotional support, information, and resources from a parent who has travelled their path.
Do you want a FTDC parent match? Take the first step and complete the FTDC Match Request Form in its entirety below.
Once the form is submitted, it will be sent directly to Rhonda White, FTDC Program Coordinator who will contact you no later that 48 hours upon receipt of the form. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact Ms. White at (202) 302-6635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.