Parent to Parent of Georgia
Supporting Parents, Navigators, Local Guides, & Brokers 
Our Volunteer Roots Run Deep!  



Did you know that in the last year P2P has made 415 supporting parent matches! 



September 25 is the

ADA Amendments Act Anniversary


October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

"Expect. Employ. Empower" 


International Day of Persons with Disabilities through the UN

Sustainable Development and the Promise of Technology 


Every dollar you spend on groceries at Kroger, P2P earns money back! Simply sign up online and choose P2PGA using ID# 401120998671

Articles of Interest
by P2P Staff Member
Laurie Smith
by P2P Staff Member
Sandra Humphreys

Celebrating Gordon County


Navigator Team Leader Spotlight  


When asked "Why a Girl Scout troop, when you are the mother of a son with a disability?"; she replied "It was what our community needed so I decided to give it a go. I enjoy it as much as the girls! "

That's what Navigator Teams are all about, collaborating to offer more opportunities for children impacted by disabilities. They collaborate with existing programs to provide inclusion for all or create new programs designed for children with special needs. This allows all to participate and therefore acquire the skills they need to move into more inclusive community settings.

Deana, Gordon County's Navigator Team Leader says her volunteer activities have helped her grow into a leader and lead to her becoming a P2P employee (Deana is the Regional Coordinator for Northwest Georgia) You can give Deana a shout out at 


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Volunteer Spotlight!
Tell us Your Story
Featuring Jen Wilson 
Hi! I'm Jen Wilson Loggins and it has been a pleasure to serve as a Supporting Parent and Navigator with P2P for the past 2 years. My oldest son, Grey, is now 9 years old and is a thriving, happy little boy who loves animals, reading, and Pokemon. He was diagnosed with classic autism when he had just turned 3 years old. My youngest son, Grant, was 8 months old at the time. Needless to say, I was overwhelmed and didn't know where to start researching how to help him or how to find the resources our family needed. 

I was first 
introduced to P2P by my son's preschool, Challenged Child and Friends in Gainesville. I LOVE the "Road Map to Success" on the website and have called to receive support and referrals. I am also thankful for the webinars and parent training opportunities.  
Why did you choose
to volunteer with P2P? 
I remember how lost and alone I felt when my son was first diagnosed with autism. I don't want anyone else to feel that way. I work as a counselor part-time outside the home and wanted to volunteer a listening ear and a heart that could relate to the many emotions parents feel as we raise our special children. I have made many lasting friendships as a P2P Supporting Parent. I receive just as much as I give. I love connecting with parents who also have a child with special needs.
What is your dream for your community,
as it relates to disability?
My husband and I dream of more supportive employment and housing opportunities for adults with disabilities in our community.
We dream of starting a farm and providing job training and 
employment for individuals with a variety of different abilities.
P2P encourages you to be a part of our grassroots advocacy efforts!


This summer, P2P hosted 2 webinars on legislative advocacy. Understanding the Legislative Process and Making a Difference
Watch them now!

If you are interested in getting more involved with grassroots advocacy and want to learn more by participating in face-to-face training opportunities, email
We are developing a team and would love you to be a part of it! You can make a difference!


Employment will be an important issue in the legislative agenda for this next year. Let us know if you have a story to share about success, challenges or needs for support in this area. Your story can have an impact!


Growing Leaders Across Georgia

Attention all Navigator Project Volunteers, Regional Meetings are back!

October 21 - Rome

November 18 - Valdosta

December 2 - Atlanta

January 13 - Statesboro


Join us for information, updates, fun, encouragement and the latest news on advocacy in the state of Georgia. We will have a coffee social at 9:30am, begin meeting at 10am, and wrap up no later than 2pm. Grow with us!


Whether you are a Supporting Parent, Local Guide, Broker, Navigator Team Leader or know someone who is interested in learning more about P2P and our volunteer leadership program, sign up now to attend the meeting closest to you by emailing

Meet Claire Dees,  

Community Engagement Manager at P2P

"Helping families impacted by disabilities  
is my passion. I love to educate those in  
our community about all the great ways 
P2P helps families"


I love my role at Parent to Parent of Georgia as the Community Engagement Manager. I have been working for P2P for almost 3 years and love helping families impacted by disabilities. One of my duties involves advocacy and I am a registered lobbyist for P2P. During the legislative session, I am at the Capitol several times per week, meeting with legislators or meeting families and showing them the ropes of advocacy with their legislators. Whether training individuals and family members to advocate effectively or meeting with legislators to educate them on issues, I find great pleasure in empowering others to make a difference!  


Assisting families with more involved issues and challenges is something I
enjoy as well. Having raised a son with serious challenges related to autism, I know first-hand what it is like and love to share resources and knowledge that can make life easier for families.

Supporting the work we do with Navigator teams and equipping volunteers with leadership skills is something I enjoy about my job. I also like being involved in outreach and love educating the community about all the great ways P2P helps families.  



Parent to Parent of Georgia has a passionate, knowledgeable and caring staff and I am honored to work alongside so many amazing people who make a difference every day. I LOVE coming to work every day and being a part of serving families impacted by disabilities or special health care needs.