Hands on Parenting Education
We believe that every individual has a fundamental right to family life. We believe that the ability to parent should be based on skill level rather than I.Q. It is the mission of The HOPE Initiative to provide individualized education, training, and supports to parents with intellectual disabilities and cognitive limitations in order for them to exercise their right to family life.
At least one parent must have an intellectual disability cognitive limitation, or learning limitation. HOPE does not require IQ testing, since many parents with intellectual disabilities are not identified. We accept any parent who it appears would benefit from hands on, individualized, repetitive learning environment with information presented in a concrete repetitive way.