Empowered Together

emotional support & practical resources for parents of children with disabilities

For Parents

We've all been there, feeling alone and overwhelmed by parenting our kids with disabilities. We long for emotional and practical support. 

The Empowered Together online community was born out of our need to connect with others walking down a similar path. We wanted help putting our priorities in order, crystallizing our goals, clarifying next steps, and feeling the benefit of making progress on our parenting journeys. 

With our various membership options, you can access a community of encouraging and solution-oriented parents that want to become empowered together with you. Thanks for being here!

For Providers

Children with disabilities receive many services but research shows that they have superior outcomes when their parents receive support at the same time. What if you could reduce parents’ stress, increase their children's treatment engagement, and speed identification of resources for their families? Empowered Together offers a virtual, peer-led community where parents receive emotional support and tactical resources. Any parents and primary caregivers of children with disabilities is welcome.

In the Empowered Together online community, parents get to ask questions and learn from their veteran peers and experts. Group sessions employ a parent-focused frame and research-based methodologies to process deeper emotions around parenting. Guest speakers scaffold peer-knowledge with their expertise.

By giving parents the support and resources they need, we open up their parenting capacity to spend more time with their kids and ensure the best long term outcomes for the entire family. Empowered Together partners with providers who are looking to engage and support parents in new ways. Please email us at [email protected] to learn more.

What Parents Are Saying

"Thanks for making me realize I am not alone in what I am experiencing!" -Parent in SC

"I felt like I was heard, respected, encouraged, and learned from others." -Parent in FL

"My son’s therapy is going more smoothly as a result of the strategies received from the group." -Parent in NY

"Empowered Together helped me to use my time so much more efficiently ... I found myself making time to clarify reasonable goals and take measurable steps toward accomplishing them. After just a few weeks, I feel I am further ahead in supporting both of my kids as we begin a new school year." -Parent in CT

Membership Options

Private Group Membership (Cost varies)

  • Access a private group within Empowered Together for participants from your organization
  • Onboard exclusively with your group
  • Process learnings in biweekly Community Time
  • Hear from expert speakers monthly discussing everything from Behavioral Therapy to Elder Law
  • Access archived resources including panel discussions, articles, and how-tos
  • Receive personalized referrals to community resources
  • Access the broader Empowered Together network along with the benefits outlined for our Community Membership

Community Membership (No cost)

  • Connect anytime from anywhere to ask questions and learn from veteran parents in our Empowered Together network
  • Communicate directly with other parents through direct messaging
  • Interactive content to spur learning and thinking outside the box that can be applied immediately
  • Monthly Office Hours for quick touch points
  • A safe, closed community limited to parents and primary caregivers of individuals with disabilities
  • Once your request to join is approved, you're a Community Member!

Enhanced Community Membership for Individuals ($15/month)

  • All the benefits of Community Membership
  • Customized onboarding to platform and community, including curated introductions to parents on similar journeys
  • Ongoing support through biweekly Community Time to process what we’re learning
  • Monthly expert speakers discussing everything from therapy to advocacy
  • Personalized referrals to community resources
  • Once your request to join is approved, you can sign up for Enhanced Community Membership within the community

About our Founder

While parenting her daughter with a developmental disability, Sarah Spear learned firsthand how isolating that journey can be and that other parents on similar journeys were feeling all alone. She recognized the value in sharing support and knowledge with one another and Empowered Together was born.

Sarah has a history of successfully building ventures, from leading PharmaSecure, a HealthTech company in India, through its Series A funding to being the first Executive Director of the Arch Grants startup competition in St. Louis. Her gift for facilitating community and corporate groups gets people to look at things in a different way, curiously engaging with their world. She brings her experience as an entrepreneur, facilitator, and most importantly, as a parent to Empowered Together.

Get in Touch

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