From Special Olympics of Washington!
SOWA has been working with Sinead Quinn, a wellness
and empowerment coach for parents of kids with special needs.
Quinn is offering a FREE 14-day Stress Away Meditation Program specifically designed for moms with kids with special needs.
Over the 14 days you are supported with simple tools to help reduce stress and anxiety, in addition to three live calls throughout the
“While we cannot control all that is happening right now, we can access tools to control how we feel.”
Tuesday May 5 3:00-4:00PM Intro Class 1,
Tuesday May 12 3:00-4:00PM Check-In Class 2,
Tuesday May 19 Conclusion Class 3
Parent to Parent Clallam County has been working hard to determine how we can best serve our community's needs during this evolving health event.
Parent to Parent Coordinator, Carah, will be checking in with families.
If you would like your family added to our phone check-in list please send us an email (email@example.com) or give us a call (360.406.1215 or Clallam Mosaic 360.681.8642 or 360.797.3602)
Family Specific Resources
From PAVE (Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment)
Developmental Disability Administration Coronavirus
From Informing Families
A plain talk guide to COVID-19 explains what’s going on in the world as school, work and businesses close, and everyone is asked to stay at home.
Versions: PDF, Video/Adio (YouTube), Text Only (Word)
How to talk about COVID-19 with people who have autism.
From the ARC Washington State
Resource page with links to PDFs, Videos and more.
From the office of Rep. Derek Kilmer
Follow Kilmer on Facebook
COVID-19 Parent Student Resource Guide
See the section: Additional resources for children with disabilities,assistive technology resources
CoviBook - Coloring Book
From Manuela Molina - the author (with
"I have created this short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation....
Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Share COVIBOOK and help ease kiddo's anxiety all over the world. "
A Spanish language version can be downloaded here.
Telecommunication Equipment Distribution
The Telecommunication Equipment Distribution (TED) program distributes specialized telecommunication equipment that enables Washington residents to have independent use of the telephone.
People (ages 4 and up) who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or speech disabled; and live in Washington State are eligible to apply for services. The cost of equipment is based on a sliding fee scale which uses the client's annual income and family size to determine if there is a cost to the client or not. Many of our clients receive the equipment at no cost.
Follow us on Facebook:
With financial support from the Arc of Washington State and Clallam County Health & Human Services, the Parent to Parent (P2P) Clallam County Chapter
supports, encourages and empowers families and caregivers of minors with special needs.
Today, P2P is expanding services to meet the needs of a growing community. P2P provides emotional support to all family members - parents, grandparents and siblings - who are caring for a loved one with special needs.
Learn more about Parent to Parent, and the history of the organization below.
What is Parent to Parent?
Parent to Parent is a program that provides information and one-to- one emotional support to parents, and families, of children who have special needs.
The program works very simply by providing the following:
• Parent Matching: 1 to 1 matching of new parents with trained, experienced parents, based on similar diagnosis and family issues
• Personal support, social support and engagement
• Information and education about disabilities
• Referral to services in the community
• Culturally relevant services through ethnic outreach
• Training for parents who want to become Helping Parent peer mentor volunteers
• E-newsletter from Arc of Washington Parent to Parent
You can sign up here:
You can read archived issues here:
History of Parent to Parent
1971 First P2P organization started in Nebraska
• A program in which parents of children with disabilities could share information and emotional support with other parents through one-to-one match.
1980 P2P Washington state started in King County
1986 1st National P2P Conference: host Washington state
2003 P2P USA Alliance formed with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
• To ensure that families nation-wide whose children have special needs have access to Parent to Parent support
• Founders came from Vermont, Arizona, Pennsylvania and South Carolina
• P2P WA state is a member of the alliance
Learn more at: https://www.p2pusa.org/
Connect with Us
Parent to Parent (P2P):
301 Lopez Ave, Rm #4
Port Angeles, WA 98362