Special Education
LanguagesA-Z IndexPrinter Friendly Image


Special Education

State Needs Projects

Washington State Parent to Parent Support Programs

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 similar needs can be helpful in coping with these challenging experiences and feelings. “Helping Parent” volunteers are available to provide support and information.

Ethnic Outreach: Parent to parent ethnic outreach offers culturally relevant services.  Staff can direct you to community resources for your entire family. 

Services offered:

·        Local county coordinators

·        Emotional support for parents of children with disabilities

·        Information on disabilities

·        Information on community resources for child and family

·        Parent support meetings

·        Trainings for parents who want to become a “Helping Parent” volunteer

·        Presentations to a variety of groups and organizations

·        Educational workshops

·        Monthly newsletters

For additional information regarding this project, contact:

Susan Atkins statep2p@earthlink.net

Parent to Parent

2638 State Ave. NE

Olympia, WA  98506





Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  (360) 725-6000  TTY (360) 664-3631
Contact Us    |    A-Z Index    |    Site Info    |    Staff Only    |    Education Data System (EDS)