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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.

http://awildride.net/index.htm

 

The ARC of Washington

Promotes the education, health, self-sufficiency, self-advocacy, inclusion and choices of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families

www.arcwa.org

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.

http://www.familyvoicesofwashington.com/

Fathers Network

Support program for fathers and families with children with special health care needs

www.fathersnetwork.org

NAMI (National Voice on Mental Health) of Washington

Education, advocacy and support for persons with brain disorders (mental illnesses) and their families

www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Your_Local_NAMI&Template=/
CustomSource/AffiliateFinder.cfm&State=WA

Parent to Parent

Statewide parent network providing emotional support and information to parents who have children with disabilities or developmental delays.

www.arcwa.org/parent_to_parent.htm

Parents are Vital in Education (PAVE)

Provides parents with advocacy, training, and information on their children's educational rights

www.washingtonpave.org/

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)

Helps military families with children with special education or health needs. A project of PAVE.

www.stompproject.org

Kinship Care

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.

http://www.dshs.wa.gov/kinshipcare/

Relatives as Parents Programs

Resources and support groups for grandparents and other relatives taking care of children in Washington State
http://parenting.wsu.edu/Relative/index.htm

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.

http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/mentalhealth/SAFEWA.shtml

Sibling Support Project

Links to Washington State Programs

www.siblingsupport.org

Starting Point Resource Guide

Search for “Family Support” under Resource Category
http://cshcn.org/sites/default/files/webfm/file/
StartingPointGuide.pdf

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BraveKids

Online community for children with special needs and their caretakers.  Message boards, directory of healthcare resources, medical information, interactive games and more.

www.bravekids.org

Family Voices

National, grassroots clearinghouse for information and education concerning the health care of children with special health needs.

www.familyvoices.org/

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