Support - Educate - Connect
The Parent to Parent Support Program provides emotional support and information to families of children with special needs and/or disabilities.
Our parent support group called Coffee Talk meets virtually once a month to help support parents and caregivers of a loved one with a disability or special healthcare need.Register HERE
The Helping Parent Program matches parents/caregivers of a loved one with a disability or special healthcare need who are in need of support with trained Helping Parent Mentors who can help support them in their parenting journey.Contact us
Parent to Parent coordinators can provide information and referrals to help link parents with quality resources and services available in the community. Parent to Parent also offers educational classes and workshops to help educate and inform.See our upcoming events
It's all difficult, it's all challenging, but I guess the beauty in that is that we can reach out to each other and say 'I get it, it's so difficult'
The Arc has trained volunteers called Community Liaisons who explain the community resources and services available to students with disabilities and their families, especially those students who are in transition to adult services.
Community Liaisons can also attend IEP meetings when available upon invitation by the student, a family member, The Arc, or a local school district. During the meeting they are able to provide information about local services available, appropriate to the student's age.
They do not provide educational, parenting, or legal advice to the school or the parents. Community Liaison services can be provided either virtually or in person.
Parent to Parent Coordinators provide information regarding services available for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Grays Harbor County and will refer you to appropriate resources. Just a few of the topics and referrals you can obtain from our information/referral staff include: