Upcoming Parent to Parent Events : From the Arc of King County

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Looking to connect with other parents in Seattle, King County and surrounding counties who are raising children with developmental disabilities or healthcare needs. Well please check the dates below, lots of events on horizon and a great opportunity to get out and share with parents who want to share with you. Below is a list of upcoming Parent to Parent events:

Coffee and Conversation
Friday, April 25th
10 am — 12 pm
Panera Bread
17250 Southcenter Pkway
Tukwila, 98188

Coffee and Conversation
Tuesday, May 6th
10 am — 12 pm
Queen Anne Area
Location: TBD

Coffee and Conversation
Wednesday, May 28th
10 am — 12 pm
Panera Bread
4004 Factoria Blvd SE
Bellevue, 98006

Swim Dates at Seattle Children’s Hospital
Friday April 18, 4-5 pm
Friday May 16, 4-5 pm
Friday June 20, 4-5 pm

Parent to Parent Mom’s Night Out
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7pm
119 106th Ave NE, Bellevue

Wednesday July 30th 7pm
Bahama Breeze
15700 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila

Down Syndrome King Mom’s Night Out
April 25- 7pm
Bahama Breeze
15700 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila

May 30th- 7pm location TBD (Seattle)

June- 27th 7pm
119 106th Ave NE, Bellevue

Trainings and Workshops
Saturday, May 17: 9am-noon “The School Bus is Coming!”- Transitioning from birth to three and preschool to Kindergarten
The Arc of King County, 233 6th Ave N

Saturday, June 7- 9 am- 3pm “Sharing the Journey: A Helping Parent Training”
Available both in English and Spanish
South King Intervention Program
10807 SE Kent-Kangley Road
Kent, WA 98030

Saturday, June 14- 9 am- 3pm “Sharing the Journey: A Helping Parent Training”
Training for Somali Parents
Location TBD


Sunday July 20 10am-2pm: Family Ranch Day at Ranch M Bar C in Whidbey Island (watch for registration information)

July 8, 9, 10- P2P at Camp Primetime (watch for registration information)

Saturday, August 16th 12-2 P2P Picnic with The Father’s Network
Kindering Center, Bellevue

Arc at The Park Summer Playdates
Wednesday July 23rd 10-noon- Kelsey Creek Farm, Bellevue
Wednesday, August 6- 5pm Greenlake wading pool- August
Children’s Playgarden- TBD


Parent 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.
• Provide information and referrals on intellectual and developmental disability resources and services throughout the lifespan.
• Bilingual Information and Referral assistance is available in Spanish, Somali, and Vietnamese. Other language options are available upon request, but limited
• 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.

Online Support Groups
Yahoo Groups
Facebook Group
Sign up for The Arc’s E-newsletters (Training and Events)

Contact Information
Cathy Murahashi
Parent to Parent Coordinator
P: 206.829.7039 – Tuesday & Thursday – 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
P: 425.643.4048 – Wednesday & Friday – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

For Multicultural Support: The Arc of King County Multicultural Support


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