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Parent Support for Children with Special Needs

Provide emotional support and information to families of children with special needs and/or disabilities.
Resource Name Location Contact
Easterseals Olympic Peninsula Autism Center

Provides information, resources, and referrals to local programs, services, and initiatives.

Eastside CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD)

Offers support and Information for parents of children with ADHD, adults with ADHD, educators and health care professionals.

3rd Wednesday of the month, September – June (except December)
6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Doors open at 6:30 PM

Encompass - Sibshop (Carnation)

Sibshops provide peer support, guidance and information in a lively, recreational setting to typically-developing kids ages 5-11 whose siblings have unique and special needs, developmental delays, disabilities, or who are receiving pediatric therapy services. Sibshops are $20* per session per child, which includes all materials and snacks. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 16 participants and will be confirmed via e-mail. All registration must be done via the online registration system. *Scholarships are available.

Meets monthly on a Friday 3:30 pm-6:30 pm

Encompass - Sibshop (North Bend)

Sibshops provide peer support, guidance and information in a lively, recreational setting to typically-developing kids ages 5-11 whose siblings have unique and special needs, developmental delays, disabilities, or who are receiving pediatric therapy services. Sibshops are $20 per session* per child, which includes all materials and snacks. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 16 participants and will be confirmed via e-mail. All registration must be done via the online registration system. *Scholarships are available.

Meets monthly on a Friday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Call or go online to register.

Encompass - Sibshop (Sammamish)

Sibshops provide peer support, guidance and information in a lively, recreational setting to typically-developing kids ages 5-11 whose siblings have unique and special needs, developmental delays, disabilities, or who are receiving pediatric therapy services. Sibshops are $20* per session per child, which includes all materials and snacks. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 16 participants and will be confirmed via e-mail. All registration must be done via the online registration system. *Scholarships are available.

Meets monthly on a Wednesday 2:30 pm-5:30 pm

Exceptional Families Network

Offers programs to assist families who have children with special needs in the areas of education, support & parent training.
Monthly support meetings available in Tacoma, Seattle, Renton and Olympia. Please call for more detailed information and registration.

Families Together

Resources and support for families who have a child or a sibling with a disability.
Serves the greater Palouse Region.

Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center (Bellingham)

Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:00pm
TTY: 360-647-8508
Toll-Free TTY: 1-877-647-8508
Videophone: 360-255-7166

Provides information, support and assistance to any person with hearing challenges, as well as family and friends.

Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center (Seattle)

- Provides information, support and assistance to any person with hearing challenges, as well as family and friends.
- Parent-Infant Program (PIP): provides free parental support and coaching for the families of deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing toddlers from birth to age 3.

Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center (Tacoma)

- Provides information, support and assistance to any person with hearing challenges, as well as family and friends.

- Parent-Infant Program (PIP): provides free parental support and coaching for the families of deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing toddlers from birth to age 3.