Family Support

 

For parents, supporting a child with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) can be challenging. Talking to someone who has traveled a similar road  can be tremendously helpful. In Washington, about 70% of people with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) live at home with a parent or family caregiver. Supporting an individual with I/DD comes with many responsibilities and some challenges along the way. The Arc of Spokane's family support programs can help parent and family caregivers develop resiliency, connect to services, and plan for the future. 

Parent to Parent is a family support program offering: 

-- Helping Parents

-- Support Groups

-- Sibling Workshops

In the Parent to Parent program, you will learn information about import topics such as : Guardianship, Wills, Transitioning from school to adult life, IEPs and 504 plans, and Behavioral management.  

To participate in a support group or workshop offered by Parent to Parent, contact Shelley Gacusana at (509) 328-6326 or sgacusana@arc-Spokane.org


The Spokane County Parent Coalition is a family support & advocacy program offering: 

The Spokane County Parent Coalition (SCPC) empowers families and individuals with the knowledge, resources and support they need to care for a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) throughout all stages of life. 

EDUCATION: Our workshops cover topics such as special education, community services, employment, housing, recreation and more. 

RESOURCES: We help families access resources and services in Spokane County and keep them informed on changes in the community of individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability.  

EMPOWERMENT: Families provide a powerful voice for people with an intellectual or developmental disability. Our Arc staff provide one-on-one guidance, coaching to concerns and assist where needed.  

To participate in a support group or workshop offered by The Spokane County Parent Coalition contact Darci Ladwig  at (509) 328-6326 or dladwig@arc-spoakne.org.