The Online Parent/Primary Caregiver Support Group is a Facebook group open to any parent or primary caregiver of a child with a physical, developmental, and/or communicative delay or disability (diagnosed or suspected) in the Niagara Region. Parents of children who have transitioned to adulthood and parents of children who previously experienced delays in the past are welcome to provide support to other members, however, topics will relate to children and youth aged 21 and under.
All groups and events are co-designed by Centre parents. The groups are co-led by Centre professional(s) and a support parent – a parent of a child with a physical, developmental, and/or communicative delay or disability. Group co-leaders encourage parents and primary caregivers to support one another, and also provide attendees with direct peer support.
The moderator of this group is an Online Support Parent- a parent of a child with a physical, developmental, and/or communicative delay or disability who is employed by Niagara Children’s Centre to moderate the group.
The group is a closed Facebook Group and you have to be permitted to join the group by the Online Support Parent. When you request permission to join the group, a message is automatically sent to a moderator and approval is usually provided within a few business days. Anyone can find the group and see who is a member. Only members can view the posts. The Online Support Parent is the only employee of Niagara Children’s Centre who is a member of the group/can view posts.
The Online Support Parent stimulates conversation and support between members, posts links and content that may be of interest to members, and may be able to help with member questions that cannot be resolved by members (it is not their official role to do so). The Online Support Parent also monitors posts and enforces group rules. Confidentiality rules must be followed by all members at all times.
Click here to visit and join the Niagara Children's Centre Parent/Primary Caregiver Online Support Group.