One of the best resources for families is connecting with other caregivers.
The Mentor-Advocate-Partner (MAP) Program is a volunteer peer support opportunity adapted from the nationally recognized Parent-to-Parent USA program that is tailored for Alaskans. As parents ourselves who have already come to accept and understand our child’s unique needs, we know one of the best resources for families is connecting with other caregivers who have had similar experiences caring for a child with special needs.
Are you interested in becoming a MAP Mentor Parent?
A Mentor Parent is an experienced and knowledgeable parent or caregiver who offers guidance and support to other parents who have children with similar experiences. Here’s a description of what a Mentor Parent typically does and the qualities they possess: