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Parents Helping Parents

Human Services

Parents Helping Parents

Provides peer support services to parents of children with mental, physical or learning disabilities.


Provides information (special needs library, information packets, online newsletter, audiovisuals), education and training for parents and professionals (IEP, early intervention, peer counseling), support (parent-to-parent mentors, visiting parents, phone and hospital counseling), infant gift bonding program, information and referral to community resources and care management or service coordination assistance. Provides an assistive technology center with adaptive toys, equipment and computers. Trained staff can make assistive technology recommendations. Provides ongoing series of parent training classes. Topics and issues covered include: person-centered planning, sensory integration, neurology of behavior, integrated play groups and challenging behavior. Provides services to specialty programs that offer monthly support and education sessions for specific disabilities, concerns or geographic locations. These include, but are not limited to: Aspergers syndrome, ADD/ADHD, learning differences, autism and PDD, Down syndrome, parents of adult children, sibling support. Also provides groups for families who speak Spanish, Japanese or Vietnamese. All programs are provided to professionals and families of children with a need for specialized services including health, education, legal, social and emotional.


Public Transit:

VTA stops across the street. Home visits can be arranged for age birth to 3.
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - San Jose, 1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95126-3797 37.3164645 -121.9134818 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair



Small fee for trainings. $50 membership fee. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.


Families of children with a need for specialized services including health, education, emotional, legal or social, and the professionals who serve them



How to Apply:

Walk in or apply by phone. Preregistration for parent education required.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County