Strengthening Parent Support

Parents meet on a regular basis to discuss the supports they might need, and to hear from guest speakers on a range of topics. This provides parents or carers of a child with disability a support network of people in a similar situation.

MOIRA operates up to 10 support groups. Some groups cater to specific needs, for example providing an environment where fathers can share their experiences and feelings around living with disability, or families that are seeking to understand more about autism. As well as support groups, we offer information sharing, parenting programs, and forums on a range of topics designed to help families who have a child with a disability.

Parent to Parent (P2P) is a peer support program which provides opportunities for parents who are caring for someone with a disability to meet another parent who is in a position to provide a level of support and encouragement. The program offers support to parents through a common shared experience. It helps to minimise the isolation, both emotional and geographical, felt by many new parents of a child with a disability. P2P Southern has a pool of volunteer parents of children with disabilities who have been trained by MOIRA and who continue to be supported through the program. 

Parent support FAQ

Who is this program for?

The Parent Support Program was designed to respond to the needs of parents and their families who reside throughout the south of Melbourne. 

How does it work?

MOIRA provides a Parent Support Officer who acts as a central contact point. They helps with information regarding services and supports.

How is the program accessed?

You can access this program by self-referral, or via any of the support services offered. Contact us for more information.

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