For parents supporting a child with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD), talking to someone who has faced similar challenges can be tremendously helpful. Parent to Parent provides support and encouragement to parents through Helping Parents (a parent mentoring program), support groups and workshops. Stay current on upcoming events on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/spokane-parent-to-parent.
HELPING PARENTS - For parents with a new diagnosis, new to the Spokane area or just newly reaching out for help. Helping Parents has trained volunteers that we match with a "new" parent to assist with emotional support, encouragement, and resource information.
SUPPORT GROUPS - Our support groups give parents, guardians, siblings and other family members an opportunity to celebrate success, receive support with challenges, and strengthen one another in an atmosphere of understanding and trust:
WORKSHOPS - Workshops help parents navigate the important issues affecting them:
ACTIVITIES - Social activities give families a chance to make friends and share information.
To participate in a support group or workshop offered by Parent to Parent, contact Brian Holloway at (509) 328-6326 or bholloway@arc-Spokane.org or watch for announcements in the Advocacy & Family Support Newsletter.