Staten Island Special Education Parent Center


Parent to Parent NY, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 status organization. We are a support and information resource network for parents and families of children with disabilities.  Founded in 1993 by Marie Goepel whose vision and commitment was to ensure that no family of an individual with special needs will be alone.

We at Parent to Parent are fellow parents of children with special needs.  We provide individual informational and emotional support that encourages parents and families to feel comfortable and optimistic about the future.

Parent to Parent NY, Inc. provides Special Education supports and activities as a Staten Island Special Education Parent Technical Assistance Center (SEPTAC) funded by the New York State Education Department/Office of Special Education.  Parents of children with disabilities are given the information, resources and strategies needed to promote meaningful parental involvement in the educational process and improve students educational outcomes.

Institute for Basic Research   1050 Forest Hill Road      Staten Island NY 10314       Tel. No.: (718) 494-4872      Fax No.: (718) 494-4805 Email: