South Sound Parent to Parent of Thurston County 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.
SSP2P BROCHURE - SPANISH
Our program was organized to develop and maintain a support and information system in Thurston County for parents and guardians of children with all types of disabilities or chronic illnesses. As part of a statewide network of programs, Parent to Parent of Thurston County offers emotional support, information and understanding to parents or guardians upon request.
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!