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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.

For more Information & Resources for Parents/Caregivers.



Other information can be found From Around the Web or on our Partners page.

IEP Seminar

Wed., March 25   5:30 to 7 pm

This FREE seminar will be led by Tom Steinbeck


IEPs can feel overwhelming and complex, but with the right tools and information, you can feel confident about managing your child’s education!


This seminar will provide insights about:

  • The purpose of an IEP meeting
  • Who should be at the IEP meeting
  • How to prepare for an IEP meeting
  • How to effectively advocate for your child
  • What happens at the IEP meeting
  • Obstacles at IEP meetings
  • What to do after the IEP meeting


In the coming months, we will be scheduling one-on-one consultations with Tom for parents who need help with their child's IEP.



Tom Steinbeck retired in 2017 from his position as Director of Special Services for Bethel Public Schools. With a Masters in Occupational Therapy, Tom has been engaged with special needs students for over 3 decades.

As a parent of a child with special needs, he has navigated the special education system from the other side as well.

IEP Seminar with Tom Steinbeck
A free seminar to support parents preparing for, and updating IEPs (Individual Education Plans).
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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

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You can read archived issues here:






Carah Pless

Parent to Parent Coordinator





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/



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Upcoming Events

Free IEP Seminar

with Tom Steinbeck

Wed., March 25

5:30- 7 pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

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Lunchtime Yoga


11:30 to 12:30 pm

Through March 26, 2020

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Led by Marla Garr

Monthly Dance

March 21

St. Patrick's Day Dance!

Show off your green!

12-3 pm

St. Andrews Episcopal Church

510 E Park Ave, Port Angeles


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