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.
P2P Coordinator Site List - Contact your local Parent to Parent Coordinator, organized by region and County. (See link to the right.)
Ethnic Outreach: Our ethnic outreach offers culturally relevant services. We can direct you to community resources for your entire family. ¿Hablas Español? (See link to the right.)
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
Washington State Parent to Parent (P2P) maintains confidentiality and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, creed, sex, or national origin.
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.
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.
A place for parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs to share resources and information.
The following are documents for Washington State P2P Coordinators.