Support, Education, Research from Multiples of America’s 15,000 members and 300 local clubs and almost 60 years of experience, credibility, recognition and programs and publications
Joining Multiples of America as an Individual
No club in your area? Not a parent of Multiples? Not a problem.
- If you are…
- an educator
- a health care professional
- a day care provider for multiples
- a parent of multiples with no club in your area
…you CAN be a member of Multiples of America! Some of the benefits of affiliate membership are listed below. If you have additional questions, please contact Multiples of America today.
Educational materials are available to individual and professional members. We have several products including our book “Twins to Quints”, Placement of Multiple Birth Children in School booklet, a Higher Order Multiples booklet, Your Multiples and You pamphlet for expectant parents, as well as videos and DVDs. All of our products can be found in our online store.
Multiples of America’s Notebook, a complimentary quarterly publication, is sent directly to the home of every member. Each issue contains articles of interest to parents of multiple birth children and includes research information, club ideas, expert and age-specific columns, and much more.
Research is a primary goal of Multiples of America and we are the liaison between clubs and researchers. Members have the advantage of participating in research projects of a medical, educational, or social nature. Participation is highly encouraged; however, it is strictly voluntary.
In addition to participating and having access to the latest research nationwide, as a parent of multiples, you also have the opportunity to be a part of our own internal research. We currently have more than 115 research reports available for your review. We also encourage all of our members and nonmembers to help us build our our own database with information about multiples so we may have the largest in the world by completing a Multiple Birth Data Form. (include a link to the MBDB form – should have public access) As an affiliate member, you would have access to all of our surveys and research reports.
Multiples of America support programs include bereavement, higher order multiples, single parent, LGBT, Spanish-speaking, and special needs support. These programs provide members nationwide the opportunity for more specialized support and networking opportunities which may not be available at the local level. Listings of referral agencies, coping centers, research studies, and educational materials are also available upon request.
Our convention is held each year during the last full week of July. We offer educational, research and networking opportunities for parents of multiples all across the country. Convention attendees have an opportunity to hear qualified speakers and attend special workshops on a variety of subjects which offer assistance to clubs and individuals.
Links to International Organizations
Multiples of America is a member of the International Society for Twin Studies (ISTS), and various reports are available from previous ISTS Congresses. Multiples of America also cooperates with other parents of multiples organizations both in the United States and worldwide.
Multiples of America Volunteers
Our talented staff of volunteers is available to assist with a variety of issues our members may face. Contact our Executive Office for assistance.
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