South Sound
Parent to Parent
South Sound Parent to Parent is The Connection for
families of children and adults with special needs
we serve families living in Thurston and Mason County
1012 Homann Drive SE  ~  Lacey, WA  98503
Phone:(360) 352-1126/Fax:(360) 352-0761
South Sound Parent to Parent is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency.  We are a United Way Community
Impact Partner, eligible to receive Donor Direct funds in the annual United Way campaign.  
Designated code 0315394 for the Combined Fund Drive.  Thank you for supporting our mission.
Hunters Pumpkin Patch ~ 2010
Upcoming Events & Current News
P2P Annual Picnic ~ 2013
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South Sound Parent to Parent can offer you:
  • Local lead agency for early intervention services in Thurston County and
So. Mason County (birth to three)
  • Emotional support for parents of children with a chronic illness and/or special needs
  • Information and referral to community resources
  • Support groups and workshops
  • Social and recreational events
  • Book, toy and equipment loan program
  • Current information on transition, employment services and residential living
Parent to Parent's monthly newsletters are now available on-line.  Please click here or go to our SSP2P Programs Page.
Cookies with Santa ~ 2013
Now accepting Donations via credit/debit cards with Click n' pledge
Past Workshop Materials ~ IEP and Sensory Processing
Meeting materials are available from the last two IEP Workshops.  Please click HERE for materials from the March
workshop.  The April workshop had two presenters.  Please click
HERE for Joanie Halverstadt's materials.  Click HERE for
Jim Smith's materials.
Please click HERE to view a list of Developmental Optometrists in the area.
Hands on Children's Museum ~ 2013
P2P Annual Picnic ~ 2012
Staff Team Building Day ~ August 2013
SSP2P 2012-2013 Annual Report
Please click HERE to view our most recent annual report highlighting the accomplishments over the past year!
Fred Meyer ~ Community Rewards Program
Are you a Fred Meyer Customer?  Support us by shopping at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card.  You will be able to link your
Rewards Card
to your favorite non-profit (South Sound Parent to Parent) beginning January 6. Please check the link below for
instructions on how to get signed up for the program! Beginning
February 3, whenever you use your Rewards card when shopping
at Freddy's, you'll be helping us earn a donation from Fred Meyer.  SSP2P has been assigned NPO number
91006.
                                                              www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards
American Girl Play Group
A new American Girls Doll Group will begin at SSP2P on April 5, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Girls ages 7-14 are invited to
participate!  Please look for more details in the February newsletter.  If you have questions before then, please contact Karen Stemwell
at stemquist@hotmail.com
Run 4 Hearing ~ Glow-in-the-Dark 5K ~ June 6 at the RAC
The Olive Osmond Hearing Funds' program "Run 4 Hearing", was created to encourage everyone to make a
defference in the lives of those living with a hearing loss.  Please click
HERE to view the flyer.
Acting Classes for Children with Special Needs
Apple Tree Productions invites students of every need and ability to a free summer performing arts program, taught by Heidi
Fredericks.  Students learn about acting, singing and movement through group activities, games and exercises designed for special
needs students.   Please click
HERE to view the flyer.  Please click HERE to view for the enrollment form.
Spring Treasure Hunt ~ Easter Sunday
SSP2P is pleased to join forces again this year with Eagles of Olympia troop #21 by offering a special needs
treasure hunt on Easter Sunday.  Please click
HERE to view the flyer.
Summer Bowling
Kid's Bowl Free @ Aztec Lanes this summer.  Please click HERE for more information and to register!
SSP2P Coffee Fundraiser ~ Jitter Juice
SSP2P at Hands on Children's Museum
Child Find Screening for Tumwater & Olympia School Districts
Casper Babypants at SPSCC ~ Kids and Parents ROCK Oly!!
Transition Support ~ Safety Fair
Child Find activities are conducted to locate and identify students (ages 3 to 5) with a suspected disability or delay.  Tumwater
School District will be conducting their child find activities April 18th.  Olympia School District is scheduled for May 31st.  Please call
ahead of time to schedule an appointment slot.  Please click
HERE for district contacts.
Please come out and listen to music from Casper Babypants at SPSCC on Saturday, May 31st at 11:00 am.  This is a
benefit concert to support SPSCC Parenting Education Student Scholarships.  Suggested donation of $10.00/family!
It's that time of year again...SSP2P's second annual coffee fundraiser.  We are selling Olympic Crest coffee (local
company) with 50% of profits going towards serving our families.  Please give us a call or stop by the office and place your
order today!  Please click
HERE to view the flyer for more information.
SSP2P is pleased to announce we are offering another family outing to the Hands on Children's Museum thanks to a
grant from the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound.  Please join us Sunday, May 18th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  
Admission to the museum is FREE.  Please click
HERE to view the flyer.
Special Nights of Play ~ Hands on Children's Museum
The Hands on Children's Museum is also offering "Special Nights of Play" for families caring for people with special needs.  The next
date is April 26th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  Led by Museum educator Scotty Jones, these are special evening events for families of
children with Autism or other special needs that provide a private, less stimulating time to experience the Museum with other
families who share the same life experience.   Please click
HERE for more information.
The Transition support group is offering a Safety Fair on June 28 at SSP2P.  Transition students will be involved in
several different role playing scenarios to learn about specific situations.  Please click
HERE to view the flyer.
Give BIG Campaign ~ May 6th, 2014
Be a hero! Support us through GiveBIG, our community’s biggest day of giving of the year.  GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable
giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofits that make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.  The
Seattle Foundation will match a portion of all donations so please think of us on
May 6th.  You will find us under Parent to Parent
Support Program of Thurston County.  Please click
HERE for the link to Give BIG on May 6th!