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Island County Parent to Parent

COVID-19 Update: In these unprecedented times, we acknowledge the need to be physically distant.  We also believe the need to be socially connected is perhaps more crucial than ever. Be sure to stay connected with family and friends.                                         

In addition, Tiffany Wheeler-Thompson, Parent to Parent Coordinator, is fully available to connect via call/text: (360)632-7539  Email: t.wheeler-thompson@islandcountywa.gov & Facebook Page


If you would like a hard copy, send us an email with your name and address.                               

2022 Island County Disability Resource Guide 

2022 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD Resource Guide

2022 Transition Guide School Age to Adulthood In Depth

2022 Transition Guide School-Age To Adulthood Quick Guide

2022 Island County Behavioral Health Resource Directory


Island County Autism Spectrum Disorder website: www.pilotace.org

2022 Island County Parent to Parent Brochure

2022 Island County Autism Spectrum Disorder Resource Brochure

2022 Support/Social/Advocacy Groups

What is Parent to Parent?  How Can Parent to Parent help?

Parent to Parent can guide you to community resources, support in a variety of different ways, help with navigating systems, and connections with other families with special needs. All ages and stages. 


We walk alongside those parenting children with developmental disabilities and/or special health care needs, connecting them with peer support and information so they can take the next step.


All families of children with developmental disabilities and/or special health care needs deserve encouragement, inclusion, and meaningful connections that support family well-being.

Parent to Parent No Cost Services:

· Support

· Resources

· Newsletters

· Support Meetings

· Educational Workshops

· Social/Recreational Events

· Presentations in our Community

 Various Island County Disability Resource Guides are available, see links below. If you would like a copy mailed to you, reach out to the contact information above with your name and mailing address.

  • Matching parents in one-to-one relationships with trained, experienced parents, based on similar diagnoses and family issues
  • Comprehensive Disability Resource Guide 
  • Information and education about disabilities, challenges 
  • Educational workshops including IEPs & 504 Plans, Guardianship & Special Needs Trusts, Behavior Workshops, etc.
  • Monthly Newsletter via mail and email
  • Robust Facebook Page with supports, resources, events, training, workshops, etc.
  • Culturally relevant services through ethnic outreach
  • Training for parents who want to become Helping Parent peer mentor volunteers

I am a stranger to you now, let me walk with you for a while. Because I have been where you are, and where you are about to go.  I have no answers.  I offer my hand, my heart, my listening ear, my time, and my experience instead…. So that one day, you can turn to another and say:

I am a stranger to you now…."

By Alice, New Hampshire Parent

Parents Helping Parents.

Join us every Monday 11am-Noon during our Virtual Office Hours. Pop in, ask questions, find resources, seek support, etc. We are here, you are not alone. Send us an email to receive Zoom link.

Join us on the second Wednesday of every month for Virtual Coffee and Conversations. Daytime 11 am-noon and nighttime 6 pm-7 pm options are offered. Coffee and Conversations is a monthly virtual support group offered via zoom for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities. Parents and caregivers of children of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. No agenda, no speakers, just a time to connect, and share ideas and resources. Grab your favorite beverage and we will provide the opportunity to stay connected. We may not be therapy, but we sure are therapeutic! We will share knowledge, and resources, and provide support and guidance. Or sometimes you may just want to chat, meet others in our community that is on a similar journey or uses it as self-care to take a quick break from it all. To receive the zoom link, email t.wheeler-thompson@islandcountywa.gov or call/text (360)632-7539

Parent to Parent Newsletters:

2022 April Newsletter ASD month, events, stats , etc. 

2022 March Newsletter.pdf- Safe In-Home, Dating & Puberty, Transition, Summer Camps

2022 February Newsletter- Benefits U, ID/DD License designation, Invest Program

2022 January Newsletter- What is bullying?, Learning and Thinking Differences, Dental Tips

2021 December Newsletter- Holiday sensory tips, Lifeline communications, Supported Decision Making

2021 November Newsletter - Thanksgiving strategies and activities, SSDI vs SSI, Special Needs Trusts

2021 October Newsletter - Disability discounts, DDA Home and Community based waiver funding, Special Ed

2021 September Newsletter - Anxiety, Positive behavior interventions, back to school

2021 August Newsletter - Accessibility Committee, Back to school stress, Executive function

2021 July Newsletter - Summer & sensory activities, Island County Autism Resource Website  www.pilotace.org

2021 June Newsletter - Father's Network, bigger picture/government programs, Coping with COVID

2021 May Newsletter - Causes of behaviors, Community Homes

2021 April Newsletter - Transition and Adult healthcare, ASD data and resources

2020 March Newsletter - Special Education myths, puberty, resources

2021 February Newsletter - Disability discounts/passes, Father's Network, Tantrums and Meltdowns

2021 January Newsletter - Parent to Parent, Pandemic, Executive Function, Autism Response Team & Big Red Box

2020 December Newsletter.pdf

 2020 November Newsletter.pdf

2020 October Newsletter.pdf

2020 August Newsletter.pdf

2020 July Newsletter.pdf

2020 June Newsletter.pdf

2020 May Newsletter.pdf

2020 April Newsletter.pdf

2020 March Newsletter.pdf

2020 February Newsletter.pdf

2020 January Newsletter.pdf

2019 September Newsletter.pdf


2018 September Newsletter.pdf

2018 August Newsletter.pdf

2018 July Newsletter.pdf

2018 June Newsletter.pdf

2018 May Newsletter.pdf

2018 Spring Newsletter.pdf

To contact Tiffany Wheeler-Thompson, the Parent to Parent Coordinator                                                        Call/Text (425)343-5799   Email: t.wheeler-thompson@islandcountywa.gov  

Island County Human Services, Parent to Parent

PO Box 5000  Coupeville, WA  98239

Spanish Outreach: Laiza Ramos (787)529-6788  

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.