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!
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. For those who want to go deeper, intensives offer parents a chance to develop solutions aligned with their needs with an approach grounded in research. Intensives also create a safe space for parents to receive help looking through a different lens and growing in their confidence as parents.
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.
"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
Private Group Membership (Cost varies)
Community Membership (No cost)
Enhanced Community Membership for Individuals ($15/month)
While parenting her daughter with a 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.