Support Another Parent

Interested in helping support another parent of a child with a developmental delay/disability?

“The most rewarding aspect of connecting with another family through the program is helping them feel that they are not alone.”
– Parent Mentor

Do you have 2-3 hours a month to volunteer to talk with another parent?
We will provide you with training, materials, and ongoing support!

Family Connections is a statewide program that helps connect parents who have infants and toddlers involved in CT’s Birth to Three System with experienced parent mentors who also have children with special needs and have been through Birth to Three. Family Connections parent mentors share information, resources and provide emotional support and guidance with parents of children (ages birth to three) who have a developmental delay or disability and who are receiving services through CT Birth to Three System.

If selected to become a Parent Mentor, volunteers must participate in the Family Connections Parent Mentor training that introduces families to mentoring principles, information, and resources. In addition, volunteers can also attend the First STEPS Training Series, an intensive four session training series where they will receive training to get a better understanding of Birth to Three System, transition to special education procedures, advocacy skills, and resources. Our parent mentors are featured on our website and receive monthly support and incentives for participation.

Requirements: a parent who has been through Birth to Three and has had the experience of raising a young child with developmental delay or a disability with the ability and availability to help others is a good candidate.

Become a parent mentor! Fill out our online application below.

Family Connections Program Parent Mentor Application

Please note that an asterisk (*) indicates required information.

Parent Mentor Information
* First Name

* Last Name

Home Phone

Cell Phone

Best time to call

* Email address

Street address


State and Zip Code

About Your Child
* First Name

* Last Name

Date of birth


Age at diagnosis

Primary diagnosis

Secondary diagnosis

Did your child receive Birth to Three Services?

Why do you want to be a parent mentor:

Tell us what strengths you will bring as a parent mentor:

What are the most rewarding aspects of raising a child with special needs:

Summarize special skills, language skills, and qualifications you have acquired from employment, previous volunteer work, Birth to Three experiences:

Can we add your information to our Family Connections Parent Mentor Directory on our Website?

If yes, please provide an inspirational quote and/or your specialty, i.e., speech and language issues, autism, behavioral issues, etc.

By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if I am accepted as a volunteer parent mentor, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal.

* Please type your Name to sign: