Welcome to Meerkat Village
The platform that empowers, connects, and creates hope for parents and their children’s providers by providing a simple way to track progress and develop strategies.
Parents of children with special needs bear the daily struggle of keeping all their child's caregivers on the same page.
It requires constant effort to ensure their child can make progress and thrive. Meerkat Village provides a forum for group collaboration and communication among the entire village of adults supporting the child. From therapists, teachers, and specialists to grandparents, neighbors, and friends, everyone is welcome in Meerkat Village.
We are devoted to being the solution to the disconnect.
Raising a child is no easy task. We at Meerkat Village understand that. As a parent, you need a village of people to help with your child’s social, emotional, and behavioral development. Without your village, you’re at risk of becoming overwhelmed and exhausted. We built Meerkat Village to ensure everyone is on the same page.
About 17% of children aged 3 through 17 years have one or more developmental disabilities.*
Approximately 5.1% of all U.S. children aged 4–17 years were reported by parents as having serious emotional or behavioral difficulties.**
Parents of children with intellectual disability (ID) tend to report higher-than-average rates of stress, anxiety and depression.**
No more telephone tag, crossed wires, or miscommunication.
The Meerkat Village platform supports long-term development for children by connecting the adults surrounding them.
We empower and create hope by facilitating communication, providing a simple way to develop strategies, and tracking your child’s progress as a team. You will have the opportunity to collaborate, share updates, get advice and track your child’s progress with any professional or natural support, such as a family member, in your child’s life.
Special features, for special needs
Meerkat Village’s features were designed for you and your team to collaborate to meet your child’s needs
Connect and collaborate in one place. This feature allows you to strategize and work together with the team of people helping your child. Everyone is on the same page and the same team.
Create strategies as a village! No more wondering if the same methods to support your child are being used consistently by providers and caregivers.
Are the support strategies working? The entire village can easily track your child's progress over time and find out what's working and what's not.
We’ve thought of everything so you can relax.
HIPAA and FERPA Compliant
We understand the importance of your child’s medical privacy; that is why we ensure Meerkat Village is compliant with both HIPAA and FERPA. Your communication with your village is completely secure and safe.
Track tasks across providers
With Meerkat Village, you can stay updated with what everyone in your village is working on to provide better service for your child. With just a simple click in the app, you can see exactly what tasks each provider is working on and the progress.
Easy & secure sharing of sensitive information
Digital consent authorization is handled seamlessly within each village. Consent is provided when you invite providers and caregivers into your child's village. Authorization forms can be easily viewed for all villagers. No paper forms needed.
Join the other parents, teachers, and providers who are using Meerkat Village to meet their child’s needs.
Can’t find the answer you’re looking for?
Check out our Learning Center.
Meerkat Village is both HIPAA and FERPA compliant and uses industry best practices to secure data and protect personal information. Meerkat Village runs on compliant servers in the Google Cloud Platform and uses compliant MongoDB Atlas database servers. There are multiple layers of security to ensure the integrity and safety of data.
Meerkat Village is an innovative, new app designed to empower families and integrate service provision for children with social, emotional, behavioral, and medical needs. In a village, the child’s team can communicate and develop strategies, define and document the use of those strategies on a single page, and collect outcome data with ease.
A village is an online community where the adults who support a child’s needs can gather. The village can include anyone involved in the child’s care, such as parents, guardians, grandparents, therapists, teachers, doctors, counselors, or community members.
Yes and no. Anyone contributing to a child’s needs can conceivably join the child’s village. However, parents or guardians must approve each villager.
Villagers are adults selected by the child’s guardian authorized to share and receive the information in the child’s village to support a child’s needs. Villagers include parents, guardians, grandparents, therapists, teachers, doctors, counselors, and community members.
Guardians are provided guidance about who they may want to invite into the village. However, guardians are ultimately able to invite whomever they choose. That said, villagers who are reported in violation of the terms of service can be denied further access by Meerkat Village.
Meerkat Village is designed to foster communication among all villagers. Collaboration occurs when villagers are all actively involved and informed. Even when information is only relevant to only a few villagers, we encourage communication at the Team Table. Find more uses for the Team Table here.
Meerkat Village is conveniently available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure villagers can work efficiently when it is best for them. However, villagers can work during their normal business or daytime hours depending on their preferences. We recommend participating organizations guide their staff on acceptable availability and boundaries based on their policies.
Additionally, we encourage villagers to set notifications and do not disturb hours based on their individual needs. More information on how that can be done can be found here.