A note from Jason, our founder
By the time we launched Undivided, I had 13 years of personal experience with the lack of quality support that’s available to parents raising children with disabilities.
Deciding on (and sometimes even just locating) all of our care options, health insurance benefits, service providers, and educational resources is a complex and often overwhelming process. One wrong step can also mean missing out on critical opportunities and resources. Managing and making these choices alone can quickly become a second job, which means less time spent with the people we’re doing all of this for: our kids.
We know firsthand that it doesn’t just take a village to raise a child. It takes a supportive team of professionals who can help you advocate for the resources your child needs, experts to help you navigate the complicated bureaucracy of public benefits, and other parents to share what they’ve learned and offer support when times get tough. We launched this company because we’ve learned that we’re stronger when we work together.
Life-changing resources for families of kids with developmental disabilities or delays.
Parents raising kids with disabilities and developmental delays have to navigate complex systems to get their children the services they need, from medical care to therapies to accommodations at school. Undivided’s mission is to help make sure parents have more time, more money, and more emotional bandwidth to navigate these systems and find their place within a supportive community.
Parents raising children with disabilities spend an average of 14 more hours parenting each week than parents of typically developing children, not just in direct care for their kids but also in coordinating the right supports for their diagnosis.
Undivided saves parents time by determining what is relevant, assisting with finding providers, clearly explaining insurance and public benefits programs, advocating for better school services, and much more.
We bring together the experience of thousands of parents, professionals, and experts so parents can more quickly secure the supports their kids need through time-tested strategies.
Children with disabilities often require multiple therapies with out-of-pocket costs, modifications to the family’s home or vehicle, and other lifelong financial needs that far exceed that of typically developing children. Public benefits and school- based supports can help offset some of these costs, but many families don’t know what is available to them.
Undivided works with parents to help them optimize their private insurance, public benefits, and educational supports and help them develop plans to pay for all their children’s services and supports.
Parents raising children with disabilities often experience significant stress and isolation.
Undivided facilitates an inclusive community with other families who have been there and can provide both emotional support and actionable advice.
Parents feel confident that they’re doing everything they can for their child and know they aren’t doing it alone.
Approximately 40% of parents raising children with disabilities leave the workforce in order to care for their children
While this negatively affects the amount of income available to these families, it also creates a unique opportunity for Undivided’s model of support: parents supporting parents.
Parents who spend years securing services for their kids are uniquely equipped to provide support to other families. By employing parent coaches as Navigators, Undivided is also creating a fulfilling way for parents to earn meaningful income bysharing their knowledge and experience with other families.
Undivided’s long-term goal isn’t just to help individual families but to change the way all families access services for their kids. As more parents become educated and empowered, they ask better questions, advocate more successfully, and share their knowledge with others.
With time, whole communities of families raising kids with disabilities can remove barriers for others and change the culture of tomorrow.