Parent to Parent (P2P) Programs

Support and information for families of children with developmental disabilities or healthcare needs.

From Parent Map magazine article 'Special Kids: Surviving and Thriving While Raising a Child With Developmental Disabilities or Healthcare 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. Volunteer Helping Parents are available to provide support and information.

P2P Coordinator Site List - Contact your local Parent to Parent Coordinator, organized by region and County.

(Click on orange links or See links to the right.)

Our Ethnic Outreach offers culturally relevant services. We can direct you to community resources for your entire family, oranized by county. 

¿Hablas Español? Cultural Diversity Links

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 a Volunteer Helping Parent
  • 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.
September 2016     October 2016     November 2016     December 2016    January 2017    
February 2017    March 2017     April 2017     May 2017     June 2017     July 2017    
August 2017      September 2017     October 2017     November 2017     December 2017
January 2018     February 2018     March 2018     April 2018     May 2018     June 2018
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January 2019     February 2019     March 2019     April 2019     May 2019

Parent Support (from Resource List-by Subject---see other resource subjects)

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

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 or special health care needs to share resources and information.

Parent to Parent (P2P) documents

The following are documents for Washington State P2P Coordinators.