Connecting Families

 

The Arc of Snohomish County fosters healthy families by offering many events throughout the year. The social events create opportunities for families to become engaged with their communities, meet others and have fun! For more information and upcoming events visit the website.

 

Parent to Parent & Helping Parent

Learning your child has special medical needs or a disability can be a traumatic experience. You may have questions or concerns regarding how to deal with your child’s needs and/or your personal feelings. Parent to Parent offers emotional support, insight and understanding to parents who learn their child has special needs or whose child is going through a transitional period.

Parent to Parent offers emotional support, insight, and understanding for parents when they learn their child has special needs, or their child may be going through a transitional period. The Parent-to-Parent program provides information and referrals to community resources, services, support groups, state support programs, and others as well as events and support groups to bring families together and gain relationships.

A Helping Parent is the parent/guardian of a child with a disability who completed training with the Parent to Parent Program.  A Helping Parent is matched with a parent of a child with similar experiences, needs, or disability.

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Helping Parents are non-judgmental and will actively listen, provide emotional support, maintain confidentiality and share ideas and resources.
If you would like to learn more about the Connecting Families and Parent to Parent program, receive information by email, or have questions on how you can be involved:

Contact Alaina Kube at 425-258-2459 x111 Alaina@arcsno.org or Lynnea Rimando at 425-258-2459 x 106 Lynnea@arcsno.org

Other Connecting Families Programs: 

                                                                                                    Mother’s Network

Join fellow moms who are raising children with developmental disabilities to share resources and offer one another support and encouragement. Meetings are the first Saturday of the month, 10am-noon. Call or check calendar for location:  

For more information contact Alaina Kube at Alaina@arcsno.org (425) 258-2459 x111 

 Father’s Network

Father’s Network is a group of dads raising children with developmental disabilities who meet to share resource information, ideas and concerns. The group meets the fourth Thursday of the month, 7:00pm-9:00pm at The Arc office, 2500 Hewitt Ave Suite 300 in Everett. Father’s Network also features quarterly events; encouraging dads to get out of the house, have fun and be guys.

For more information contact fathersnetwork@arcsno.org or call Jamie Coonts (425) 258-2459 x104

Connecting Families Night

Parents share concerns, information and resources during interactive meetings with featured speakers. Meetings occur the second Monday of the month, 7:00pm-8:30pm at The Arc office, 2500 Hewitt Ave. Suite 300, Everett.

For more information contact Alaina Kube at Alaina@arcsno.org (425) 258-2459 x111  

Snohomish Autism Spectrum Support Information & Education (SASSIE)

A variety of speakers with backgrounds in Autism treatment provide information and knowledge on advocacy, development and behavior challenges. Though most topics are autism spectrum-related, meetings cross over to many other types of developmental disabilities and are open to all. SASSIE meetings occur the fourth Monday of the month, 7:00pm-8:30pm at The Arc office, 2500 Hewitt Ave. Suite 300 in Everett.

 For more information contact Lynnea Rimando at Lynnea@arcsno.org (425) 258-2459 x106

Padres Unidos

Padres Unidos (Parents United) is a support group in Spanish for parents raising children with developmental disabilities. Padres Unidos meets the third Friday of the month from 6-8pm at The Arc office.

For more information contact Mely Cervantes at Mely@arcsno.org or call (425) 258-2459  x114

Lego® Club

Lego® Club is a fun FREE recreational opportunity for children with or without disabilities; siblings, friends, grandparents and neighbors meet and socialize while enjoying the timeless activity of building with Lego’s®. We provide all of the supplies at no cost to you. Lego® Club is the second Sunday of the month from 1-3pm at The Arc office.

For more information contact Megan Mittelstaedt at Megan@arcsno.org (425) 258-2459 x108

Adult Caregiver Support Group

Adult Caregiver Support Group is for people who are in the role of caring for adult loved ones with a developmental disability. Each month there is either a guest speaker or topic. Adult Caregiver Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month (Sept thru June) at The Arc office from 11-12:30pm.

 

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