Our mission is to empower families as advocates and partners in improving education and health outcomes for their children with disabilities and special health care needs.


The Parents’ Place of Maryland began in 1990 as a grass-roots effort of families, professionals and community leaders determined to provide resources, support, and information for parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs. Our philosophy of “families helping families” reflects our commitment to support families from diverse cultures. Today, the Parents’ Place serves as Maryland’s Parent Training and Information Center and Family-to-Family Health Information Center where we support thousands of Maryland families each year through our programs and services. We believe that experienced parents are a key source of knowledge and support to help other parents become effective voices for their own children. The Parents’ Place is staffed mostly by parents who have faced the same challenges themselves.