HopeLink

A Chinese-immigrant single mother of a child with autism was referred to The Arc through HopeLink. ~~Anonymous parent (King County P2P)

A Chinese-immigrant single mother of a child with autism was referred to The Arc through HopeLink.  When she first met with our Parent to Parent staff, she cried for two hours expressing her sense of isolation, fears, and experiences of mistreatment from other professionals.  With support from The Arc she accessed DDA services including respite care and was also matched with a Mandarin-speaking Helping Parent.  She now participates in parent groups and events with her Helping Parent mentor, and while times can still be tough on occasion, she is developing a network of support