Parent to Parent
Parent to Parent is an organization that provides emotional support and information to families of children and adults with special needs in Washington State. Local county coordinators organize parent volunteers (Helping Parents) who also have children with special needs.
Using their own experience and knowledge and specific training from Parent to Parent, these volunteers can assist your family with:
- Emotional support
- Current information on disabilities
- Information on community resources
- Parent and sibling support meetings
- Educational workshops
You may visit the Parent to Parent facebook page and attend trainings to become a Parent to Parent volunteer. In addition to supporting individual families, Parent to Parent organizes and conducts presentations to parent groups, professionals and other organizations.
Kati and Kevin Tureman just finished the process of becoming guardians for their 18 year old daughter Sydney on September 11th. They did this process on their own and wanted to share this information.
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To all you fathers who’ve struggled to embrace your special child’s diagnosis and engage fully in their needs, you are not alone. I share with you my experience.
My name is Brenda, I am married to Jesus and have five children: Yulisa, Jacklyn, Daniel, Yanel and Jesus.
One summer afternoon, we all smiled as my 10-year-old brother Matthew cheerily yelled “Merry Christmas!” to the family sitting at the table next to us as we were leaving a restaurant.
He knows he's adorable, we think so too.
This baffling club we all belong to of having a child we love with special health care needs and/or disability can sometimes seem isolating.
Jonah Levi Kralman is a young man with valuable insight and a heart of gold.
This morning like many others, I awoke at 5:25 AM to milk the family cow and heard the unearthly music of a Ben Ten Watch somewhere in my house.
Parents may have questions and concerns regarding 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 experiences and feelings. Volunteer Helping Parents are available to provide support and information.