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Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

PRO-Parents of S. C.

Mailing Address:
652 Bush River Road Suite 203
Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: 803-772-5688; 800-759-4776
Fax: 803-772-5341

Contact Person: Mary S. Eaddy, Director


Web Site: http://www.proparents.org

Population Served:
Developmental Disabilities,Transition-aged Youth

To enhance the abilities of families to assist children and young adults with disabilites in obtaining services and opporutnities needed to become successful adults.

State-wide agency who provides parent training and information about special education and early intervention services to parents and others involved with the families.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Provide advocacy

Organization type:
• A national family-run organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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