Resource Web Links
A Wild Ride (2/07)
Website support group founded by three Puget Sound moms with challenging children. Stories, support, and strategies for parents raising challenging children.
The ARC of Washington
Promotes the education, health, self-sufficiency, self-advocacy, inclusion and choices of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
Washington Family Voices
Washington Chapter of Family Voices, the national, grassroots clearinghouse for information and education concerning the health care of children with special health needs.
Support program for fathers and families with children with special health care needs
NAMI (National Voice on Mental Health) of Washington
Education, advocacy and support for persons with brain disorders (mental illnesses) and their families
Parent to Parent
Statewide parent network providing emotional support and information to parents who have children with disabilities or developmental delays.
Parents are Vital in Education (PAVE)
Provides parents with advocacy, training, and information on their children's educational rights
Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)
Helps military families with children with special education or health needs. A project of PAVE.
Serving grandparents or other family memebers raising a relative's chld. Over 35,000 people in Washington State are caring for a relative’s child. The financial, legal, and emotional issues of raising a relative’s child can be challenging. Look here for information on finding services, programs, and support.
Relatives as Parents Programs
Resources and support groups for grandparents and other relatives taking care of children in Washington State
SAFE (Statewide Action for Family Empowerment) of Washington
Statewide network of family organizations supporting parents and caregivers raising children with emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders. Links to local member organizations. 1-866-300-1998.
Sibling Support Project
Links to Washington State Programs
Starting Point Resource Guide
Search for “Family Support” under Resource Category
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Online community for children with special needs and their caretakers. Message boards, directory of healthcare resources, medical information, interactive games and more.
National, grassroots clearinghouse for information and education concerning the health care of children with special health needs.
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