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 There are many ways for helping us change the lives of people with I/DD and their families. You can make donations, sponsor an event or program, volunteer or even donate your talent supporting a specific project.

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P2PParent to Parent (P2P) is a program for parents by parents who have children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) or with special health care needs. P2P provides a network of peer support, information and referral, and educational workshops.

Program Highlights

• Match trained and experienced “Helping Parents” (mentor) with parents who have children with similar diagnoses and family circumstances in order to provide peer emotional support.
• African American, Spanish and Vietnamese speaking Helping Parents and peer support groups are available
• Culturally specific Helping Parents and peer support group activities available in Spanish, Vietnamese, and for African American families.
• Provide information and referrals on intellectual and developmental disability resources and services throughout the lifespan.
• Bilingual Information and Referral assistance is available in Spanish and Vietnamese. Other language options are available upon request.
• Provide one-on-one consultation via email, phone, video conferences, community meetings, drop in meetings and home visits (home visits are limited)
• Offer training for parents who would like to become volunteer “Helping Parents”.
• Host social and recreational events to provide opportunities to connect parents
• Coordinate virtual support groups, as DS King and DS King Babies
• Periodic educational workshops and trainings.

Click here to visit the community calendar to find upcoming P2P events! 

Online Support Groups

Parent to Parent Virtual Support Groups
Facebook Group
Sign up for The Arc's E-newsletters (Training and Events)

Contact Information 

For English:
Rachel Nemhauser
Parent to Parent Program Coordinator

Marilyn Cooks
Parent to Parent Program Coordinator

For Latino and Spanish Speaking Families
Patricia Gonzalez
Latino Information and family Support Specialist
P: 206.829.7027

For Vietnamese Families
Teresa Nguyen
Vietnamese Information and Family Support Specialist
P: 206.829.7037

For African American Families
Mia Franklin
African American Information and Family Support Specialist
P: 206.829.7036 


Department Supervisor Contact
Robin Tatsuda
Director of Information & Family Support

P: 206.957.7011