Providing caring, high quality, education and related services to families of children diagnosed with a mix of disabilities.
Some of the services we have to offer:
Parent Education Network (PPEN), Parents of Children Disabled Information Network (POCDIN), Parents Teaching Parents in the Community (PTPC), Parents of Children with Autism Information Network (POCWAIN) and Children with Multiple Diagnoses (CWMD).
There is lots you can do at BLP2 Family Network (BLP2) is a volunteer network and in partnership with (YOU) the parent, family member, caregiver, or friends of a child with ADHD, Autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities. Having (You) on our side will help us continue to create hope and opportunity for people with Autism and different developmental disabilities by serving their families.
As a parent, it can be hard to know when your child’s behavior is just a part of growing up or a sign of a bigger issue. There are several things a child and adolescent mental health professional will look at to determine if a child or teen’s behaviors are problematic:
• Is the behavior more intense than it should be?
• Does the duration of the behavior continue after the situation has passed?
• Is the behavior typical for his/her age level?
• Is the behavior upsetting to your child or other family members?
• Does the behavior prevent your child from interacting with friends or performing well in school?
• Is the behavior inappropriate to the situation?
• Does the behavior happen for no obvious reason?
• Does your child avoid important social, school or family activities because of the behavior?
All children are different, and even the most typical child or teen may engage in “problematic” behaviors from time to time, especially when they are tired, stressed or sick. However, if your child or teen repeatedly engages in inappropriate or unwanted behaviors, consider meeting with a mental health professional.
A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.
A serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.
Disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.
We offers a variety of special education advocacy programs. Our goal is to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to advocate effectively for children with disabilities. We will be an advocate for your child.
Not all mental health therapies for young people are effective, and some treatment options do not work the same for all behavioral and mental health disorders.
Post your child stories of there own clinical diagnosis; Parents Helping Parents becoming teachers themselves, through education they learn from there child with some type of disability.
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