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Sharing Our Strengths – Missouri Parent-to-Parent
UMKC Institute for Human Development: A University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Welcome to Sharing Our Strength's (SOS), Missouri's parent to parent/peer support network for parents of children with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs, individuals with disabilities, and professionals. You may have questions and concerns about dealing with your child's needs and your own feelings. You are not alone. We have been there. Let us be there for you. Sharing Our Strengths (SOS) is a division of the Missouri Developmental Disability Resource Center (MODDRC). The MODDRC is a network of support options, providing information, peer support, and volunteer opportunities, so that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are well informed, hopeful, connected within their communities, and are aware that they are not alone in their experience with disability. SOS serves as Missouri's parent to parent/peer support provider. Any SOS or MODDRC service can be accessed at any time by individuals, families, or professionals, and as often as needed. An SOS mentor is a parent who has had experiences or concerns similar to those you are having now. They have been there. Your SOS mentor is there for you to talk to. You can share your feelings, frustrations, or celebrations. They are there to listen with an open heart and open mind. Remember, they have had experiences similar to yours!