Learning that your child has a disability or chronic health need can be a traumatic experience.
The Parent to Parent Support Programs provide emotional support and information to families of children with special needs and/or disabilities.
- Emotional support for parents of children with special needs.
- Information and referrals to community resources.
- Trained Helping Parents whose parenting experience match yours as closely as possible.
- Social and recreational events.
- Current information on disabilities, medical conditions and community resources.
- Training for parents who would like to become Volunteer Helping Parents.
- Public awareness and outreach to the community regarding individuals with special needs and/or disabilities.
P2P Coordinator Site List – Contact your local Parent to Parent Coordinator, organized by region and County. (P2P Coordinator Site List March 2020)
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
You can find them at the P2P Newsletter Archive Page.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION about Parent to Parent please contact Tracie Hoppis, Washington State P2P Coordinator at: 1.509.907.0873 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.