What Can We Do for You?
Stone Soup Group provides information, support, training, and resources to Alaskan families and professionals who care for individuals with special needs, up to age 26. We are here to listen to your story and assist you with medical, school, behavior or community-related issues. Our staff of Parent Navigators have experience working though systems, as well as accessing services and advocating for their own children’s needs. We are available to meet one-on-one or offer workshops and training based on need.
Health Care Information
Learn more about specific diagnoses, find providers, understand insurance options and get reliable information on accessing and paying for health services and systems in Alaska.
Family knowledge about a child can be an invaluable resource in the school setting. We work with families, schools and professionals to get the appropriate education and support for each child.
Access to Services – STAR Program
The Short Term Assistance and Referral (STAR) Program is “point of entry” for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to qualify for programs and services available through the State of Alaska.
Training & Activities
Various workshops and training are offered throughout the year to build knowledge and skills for families. Parenting, behavior, school rights and responsibilities are just a few of the topics we touch on. Check our calendar to see what is coming up soon.
Parent Navigators work within an intricate web between home, school, medical and community resources we are happy to help you connect the dots outside your area of specialty. Understand complex medical conditions, learn best practices for communicating with families, receive a general systems training and more. Check out a list of prepared trainings or customize your own.
Family to Family Support
Connect with families in similar situations through the Mentor Advocate Partner (MAP) Program at Stone Soup Group. Whether you are a new parent looking for an understanding ear or a “seasoned” parent looking to support others, you can find a match here.
Stone Soup Group can help fill out a developmental disability or behavioral health mini-grants for up to $2,500 per year to cover expenses not covered by insurance. Please be aware, in order to assist with mini-grants, we request that all supporting documentation is submitted to us by the 10th of each month. This allows us time to prepare all necessary materials for the deadline of the 15th.
Transitioning into school, employment or independent living? Receive training and support with life transitions which can be difficult for both parents and individuals with special needs. Find transition support services for children, young adults, and parents.
Whether you live on base, have just transferred to Alaska or are about to transfer out, finding the right resources for your child in the community both on and off base can be confusing.