South Sound Parent to Parent was organized in 1987 by parents of children with disabilities and professionals who work with them. Services were made available to assist the families in adjusting to the extra demands of parenting a child with a disability or chronic illness. The group also recognized that parents of children with developmental disabilities or chronic illnesses could be a tremendous help to each other.
Parents of children with a disability or illness can offer each other something that other types of support cannot --- shared experiences. They are the only ones who truly understand what it feels like to have a child born with or develop a disability or illness.
It is important to encourage families that they are not alone, there are others out there who can relate with similar circumstances.
Parents need people who care about them and their children, who can be good listeners, who they can turn to for emotional support and well-informed advice and who they can call on for help in solving problems - SSP2P is the CONNECTION!
SSP2P is a network of families who have experienced the unique joys and challenges of parenting children with special needs. We also provide resources and support to service providers in our community. If you are caring for a person with special needs and would like to be connected with others in the community, we can help!
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2108 Caton Way SW 2505 Olympic Hwy N. #140
Olympia, WA 98502 Shelton, WA 98584
360.352.1126 Main 360.462.0383
360.742.3061 Admin 360.462.0362 (Espanol)
360.352.0761 FAX (All Counties)
418 E First St 207 A&B
Aberdeen, WA 98520
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South Sound Parent to Parent
TAX ID#: 91-1496512