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PPAL Family Network & Social Support

PPAL Family Network Socials are free, fun and educational!  They are run by parents just like you!

PPAL staff is currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. We have established virtual groups to support you and we hope that you keep in touch during this time of uncertainty. Please find the conference line and PIN numbers for each group from below. Don’t forget the #. Virtual groups will replace all the in-person meetings until further notice.

Network Social Details:

For parents and caregivers of children of all ages

Virtual Support Group (Worcester/North Central Area)
  • Every Monday and Friday from 9am-11am
  • Family Support Drop-In (need a resource, have a question or just feel like chatting)
  • Phone Number:  1(574) 807-6224 PIN: 481 219 769#

Hispanic Family Support Group

  • Every Tuesday from 9am-11am
  • Phone Number:  1(401) 542-3257 PIN:438 858 848#

Parents of Transition Age Youth

  • First and Third Wednesday from 6pm-8pm
  • Phone Number:  1(909) 687-0321 PIN: 846 569 410#

Parent Training

PPAL offers a variety of parent training opportunities located across the state.  Here is a sample of what you can find by joining our mailing list:

  • Crisis Planning
  • Mental Health and the IEP
  • Parent Leadership and Advocacy

Additionally we host a statewide training every 2nd Tuesday of the month with a different topic. Our statewide for April is cancelled.

Contact Us

Individuals seeking support and/or information should contact PPAL Worcester Office at 508-767-9725 or email parentsupportgroup@ppal.net. Calls will be returned within 48 hours and emails from Parent Support Group within 24 hours.