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Connecting Families

The Arc of Snohomish County fosters healthy families by offering many events throughout the year.


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.

Helping Parent

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.

Helping Parents are non-judgmental and will actively listen, provide emotional support, maintain confidentiality and share ideas and resources.

More Information

If you would like to learn more about the Connecting Families and Parent to Parent program, or have questions on how you can be involved, contact:

Tara Hand
425-258-2459 x122

Jenna Meyers
425-258-2459 x115

Jenny Sommer
425-258-2459 x106

Connecting Families Connections

Most activities are currently being held over Zoom.

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. 

In person or virtual options

TARA HAND | TARA@ARCSNO.ORG | 425-258-2459 X122

Father’s Network

A group for dads raising children with intellectual/developmental disabilities to network and share information, ideas and concerns.

Meets the 4th Thursday of the month, 7-9pm

JAKE MURRAY | JAKE@ARCSNO.ORG | 425-258-2459 X105

Connecting Families Night

Monthly guest speaker discusses a new developmental disability related topic such as social connections, systems navigation, therapies, special education, and transition years.

Meets the 2nd Monday of the month, 7-8:30pm


Snohomish Autism Spectrum Support Information & Education (SASSIE)

A variety of speakers with backgrounds in Autism provides information and knowledge on advocacy, child development, self-advocacy, navigating the school system and more. Though most topics are autism related, meetings cross over to many other types of developmental disabilities and are open to all.

Meets the 4th Monday of the month, 7:00pm-8:30pm


Padres Unidos

Padres Unidos (Parents United) is a support group in Spanish for parents raising children with developmental disabilities.
Padres Unidos meets Fridays 10am
Un grupo de apoyo para padres y familiares criando niños con discapacidad intelectual y/o de desarrollo.
Padres Unidos  se reúne los viernes 10am
Las reuniones son virtuales por medio de ZOOM. ¡Te esperamos!

LUZ COBIÁN | LUZ@ARCSNO.ORG | 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®.

Meets the 2nd Sunday of the month from 1-3pm

TARA HAND | TARA@ARCSNO.ORG | 425-258-2459 X122 

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.

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month (Sept thru June) from 11am-12:30pm.


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The Arc office is open by appointment only

Monday - Friday from 10am - 3pm

127 E. Intercity Ave. Suite C
Everett, WA 98208

(425) 258-2459