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Parent Advocate Leaders Group (PALs)


Parent Advocate Leaders Group (PALs) is a support group for parents to learn how to advocate on behalf of their children with special needs. PALs started as a program aimed at helping parents and other caregivers and has since grown into a network of well-informed parent leaders. We hope to make you more informed and more actively involved in your child’s health care.

Our two main goals are to create a parent network and provide parents with resources.

Transportation is provided for HSCSN members only.
We offer childcare to children 2 to 12 years old and hot meals to everyone who attends.

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.