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, stages and abilities. 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 and meet others in our community that is on a similar journey.
Parent to Parent no-cost services:
- Support Meetings
- Educational Workshops
- Social/Recreational Events
- Presentations in our Community
Parent to Parent meetings:Join us on the second Wednesday of every month for virtual coffee and conversations. Daytime virtual gatherings are 11 a.m. to noon and and nighttime virtual gatherings are 5-6 p.m. Parents and caregivers of children of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. There are no agendas or speakers, just time to connect and share ideas and resources. To receive a Zoom link, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text her at 360-632-7539
"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
Parent to Parent Newsletter downloads (PDF format):
- 2023 February Newsletter Resources at your fingertips, Dental resources
- 2023 January Newsletter - What is Developmental/Intellecutal Disabilities, toilet training older kids and IEPS, Discounted and Free options, what happens after the diagnosis?
- 2022 December Newsletter - Family fun events, swimming, movies, Santa, bowling, How to Make Friends, bullying and more.
- 2022 November Newsletter - Holiday tips, emergency preparedness, cultural navigators, disability placard
- 2022 October Newsletter - Special education presentations, Transition Resource Fair, DS Awareness Month
- 2022 September Newsletter - Fall special education presentations, back-to-school anxiety
- 2022 August Newsletter - Summertime play dates, upcoming special education presentations, Island Transit
- 2022 July Newsletter - Summer play time Dates, Sibshop, military family resources, Sensory Swim updated time 5-5:45 p.m.
- 2022 June Newsletter - Summer time play dates, sibling resources, M Bar C Ranch
- 2022 May Newsletter - Sensory friendly opportunities, Behavioral Health, free/reduced supplies
- 2022 April Newsletter - ASD month, events, stats , etc.
- 2022 March Newsletter. 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
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.