Getting Started/Contact Us

… Welcome to our World

Comenzando / Contáctenos … Bienvenido a nuestro mundo (Página en Español)


Learning that your child has special health or developmental needs can be an emotional experience. Parents and caregivers often have questions and concerns as they learn to adjust. Personal support from another parent, who has a child with similar needs, can help!


During these initial days, weeks and months, keep it simple:


1 Know that you are not alone. There is a caring community of other families waiting to meet and support you on this journey.
Find a Parent to Parent program close to you:

Washington State P2P County Map

P2P USA Network



2 Know that you may experience many emotions, including denial, fear, anger and sadness; this is NORMAL. This process is personal and unique for every parent.
Link to The Four Stages of Adaptation

in Spanish – Las Cuatro Etapas de la Adaptacion

  Understanding the States of Grief (for Parents of Children with Special Needs)
Parents whose child receives a diagnosis go through a different kind of grieving process. Understanding it can help you cope.
  The Unplanned Journey
3 Know that as your child grows and develops, you will too! You’ll learn about services, supports and resources that will help your child and family.
  Link to the following:

Acronym page

Informing Families Resource Information, (click on translate under menu for additional languages)

P2P Disability Resource Information Brochure &

P2P Disability Resource Information Brochure with website addresses,

Resource list and

State/Federal Resources




If you would like to be contacted by the Parent to Parent Coordinator in your area please give us the following information. Also, if you are interested in being added to our newsletter mailing list please give us the contact information and state you would like to receive the monthly P2P Newsletter.


Sign up for the monthly Parent to Parent E-Newsletter.

Saber que su hijo tiene necesidades especiales de salud o desarrollo puede ser toda una experiencia emocional. Los padres y los cuidadores a menudo tienen preguntas e inquietudes a medida que aprenden a ajustarse a la situación. El apoyo personal de otro padre, que tiene un hijo con necesidades similares, puede se de gran ¡ayuda!

Parent to Parent Contact

Permission for Parent to Parent Coordinators to contact individuals for follow up.