Parent to Parent (P2P) Programs

Support and information for families of children with developmental disabilities.


From Parent Map magazine article 'Special Kids: Surviving and Thriving While Raising a Child With Special Needs', September 2013: "Parents can get overwhelmed by the whole diagnosis. They often feel isolated and very stressed." That is where Parent to Parent, Father's Network, and Sibling Support can help.

Learning that your child has a disability can be a traumatic experience.

Parents have many questions and concerns in coping with their child’s needs and their own feelings. Personal support from another parent, who has a child with a similar needs, can be helpful in coping with these challenging experiences and feelings. Helping Parents (volunteer peer mentors) are available to provide support and information.

ETHNIC OUTREACH: Our ethnic outreach offers culturally relevant services. We can direct you to community resources for your entire family. ¿Hablas Español?

Free Services Include:

  • Matching parents in one-to-one relationships with trained, experienced parents, based on similar diagnoses and family issues
  • Providing personal support 
  • Follow up by the Local County Coordinator on each P2P referral and match
  • Information and education about disabilities
  • Referral to services in the community
  • Culturally relevant services through ethnic outreach
  • Training for parents who want to become Helping Parent peer mentor volunteers
  • E-newsletter
 
Parent to Parent Support Programs of Washington State is a member of the Parent to Parent USA Alliance.

Washington State Parent to Parent (P2P) maintains confidentiality and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, creed, sex, or national origin.
 
Learn more about E-mail support and information groups for parents, Sponsored by Parent to Parent of King County.
 
Are you looking for past issues of the Parent to Parent E-Newsletter? You can find them at the P2P Newsletter Archive Page.
 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION about Parent to Parent please contact Susan Atkins, Washington State P2P Coordinator at: 1.800.821.5927 or by e-mail here

Your tax deductible donations are welcome and encouraged.

Washington State Parent to Parent (P2P) is funded by The Arc of Washington State, Washington State Division of Developmental Disabilities, and the Department of Health/Children with Special Health Care Needs. County programs also receive funding from the Developmental Disabilities Administration, United Way, local grants and donations.

Parent to Parent blog

A place for parents of children with disabilities and special needs to share resources and information.

Parent to Parent (P2P) documents

The following are documents for Washington State P2P Coordinators.