The Parenting Support Program (PSP) is a DC Health funded home visiting program designed to support the need of parents with intellectual disabilities who are pregnant or parenting young children through age 5.

Special Focus

PSP is a DC Health funded program that focuses on the provision of:

  • Personal visits within the home and/or community settings
  • Parent and child screenings on growth and development (ASQ3 & ASQ:SE2), health, mental health and wellbeing
  • Individualized education and using Parents As Teachers (PAT) materials and resources and the Health & Wellness Curriculum for At Risk Families (Tymchuck)
  • Health information based on parent need in a format they prefer
  • Referrals to community resources

Program Features

The Parenting Support program is the singular home visiting program in the District of Columbia that centers on parents with intellectual or associated disabilities.  Our experienced team of home visitors and faculty partner with families to

  • Set goals for their family
  • Tailor the number of visits to fit their needs (up to 4 per month)
  • Make educational, health and wellness information accessible and understandable
  • Provide accessible follow-up materials and activities to support parent skill development in advancing their children’s healthy growth and development
  • Provide accessible support in navigating health, education and social services for themselves and their children

To make a referral or get more information

Contact Us

Parenting Support Program
Georgetown Center for Child and Human Development
Attention: Parenting Support Program
Whitehaven Street, NW Suite 3300
Washington, DC 20007

Rachel Brady, Co-Director

  • If you are interested in becoming a community partner, please contact Rachel Brady
  • If you are interested in referring a family to the program, please contact Wend Jones Whitty

Our Team

Deborah Perry, PhD
Principal Investigator

Wendy Jones Whitty, M.Ed., MSW

Rachel Brady, PT, DPT, MS

Clarissa Williamson 
Home Visitor


This program is funded by DC Health, Community Health Administration Grant Number CHA-HVS-GT-PAT. 042019