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Parent Advocate Leaders Group (PALs)


Parent Advocate Leaders Group is a network for parents and caregivers of children with special health care needs. During meetings, you’ll learn about resources that can help your child and share stories with other parents and caregivers. You’ll also participate in trainings conducted by HSCSN’s community partners that teach you about family rights, access to services for children with special health care needs, and how to use the health and educational systems.

Our members give each other emotional support and understanding, and share the knowledge and skills they’ve gained while caring for a child with special health care needs.

We provide transportation to meetings, child care and meals to HSCSN members.

This is a program of the HSCSN’s Department of Family and Community Development.

When and Where

Time: Every third Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

River Terrace Education Campus
405 Anacostia Ave., NE
Washington, D.C. 20019


Complete the PALS Registration Form. You can do it online, print it out and fax it to 202-580-6489 or e-mail it to

Learn More

To learn more, contact Denise Chisolm at 202-467-2712 or e-mail

Para información en Español favor de llamar a 202-580-6487.