Parents Learning Together (PLT)

Parenting and heading a household is a challenge for anyone, but when you’re a parent with an intellectual or developmental disability, the need for parenting support and education is critical. Parents Learning Together (PLT) helps parents who have intellectual or developmental disabilities to safely and successfully raise their children and to support the children’s health, education and development.

How does the program work?

Through Parents Learning Together, the St. Louis Arc helps parents create a healthy family environment and foster positive emotional, cognitive, and physical development in their children. PLT provides both center-based instruction and home-based mentoring and support to each family, utilizing the evidence-based Nurturing Parenting curriculum for instruction in key areas:Parents Learning Together

  • Positive discipline
  • First aid
  • Health care
  • Nutrition
  • Communication
  • Family planning
  • Personal hygiene
  • AIDS/STD prevention
  • Personal & child safety

PLT connects parents with peers and with other resources, including job placement services, public assistance, education, and assistance providing food and shelter. The program currently serves approximately 50 parents and over 100 children.

For more information on PLT, contact Kate Hannon, Program Director for Belle Children’s Services, at 314-817-2257.