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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
Brain Injury Alliance of WA

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm
Free support, resources & education for anyone affected by a brain injury.

Down Syndrome Community of Puget Sound

Providing impactful programs & resources for individuals with Down syndrome and their families in the Puget Sound area.

Family Voices of Washington

Support, advocacy, parenting and medical resources for children & youth with special health care needs

Learning Disabilities Association of WA

Provides a referral service to connect individuals – parents, children, teens, adults, and professionals – with resources throughout the Puget Sound.

Military One Source

Military One Source provides information and resources to military families, including how to access benefits and support for children with special needs.

Available 24/7

Serves active-duty service members, National Guard and reserves, recently separated service members, military families and survivors

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Washington

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The NAMI organization operates at the national, state and local level.

Use this website to locate your local NAMI chapter, and to find NAMI support groups that are available online.

24/7 Crisis Line text NAMI to 741741

Northwest Access Fund

Northwest Access Fund provides low-interest loans, matched savings accounts, and free financial coaching to help individuals with disabilities obtain the technologies and business equipment needed to live independently and to succeed at school, work, play and in the community.

PAVE (Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment)

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 4:00pm
Main WA State Office
Provides support, advocacy, training and informational resources to empower families and individuals with disabilities.

Washington Hands and Voices

Provides support for families with children who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing. Also provides families with networks & information needed to improve communication & educational outcomes for their children.
Services available in Spanish
Call or email for your local program information

Washington State Fathers Network

Local support groups & information around the state for fathers raising children with special health care needs & developmental disabilities.