North County Parent Support Group
Faith Lutheran Church, 1424 172nd St NE, Arlington, 98223
Sponsored by the Arc of Snohomish County, runs from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
Spanish speaking support group.
King County Parent Coalition
Highland Recreation Center, 14224 Bel-Red Rd., Bellevue, WA
King County Parent Coalition is a group of concerned parents,
guardians, and family members who have come together to take action for
members of their family who have developmental disabilities. Bellevue
meetings are the second Thursday of each month from 7pm – 8:30pm,
Tukwila meetings are the 2nd Thursday of every other month from 7pm –
9pm. Please view the website link above to see specific meeting dates.
Meetings: Email for meeting times, location and events.
Parent to Parent for Russian-Speakers
is a new e-mail list for families who speak Russian who have a child
with a disability. The purpose of the group is to support each other and
share information. Tamara Andrianova will moderate and can also do
translation to English or to Russian. She also is involved with a
Russian speaking support group that meets monthly in Bellevue and will
keep the group updated about its upcoming events. Please spread the word
to families that you may know.
Spouses and Life Partners Support Group
Bellevue Regional King County Library,
1111 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004
group for the neurotypical spouses and life partners of people with
Asperger’s Syndrome. This is a community group, not directed by any
health professional. If you are interested in receiving meeting notices
or participation in online conversation with the group, send a blank
email to AS_Partnersfirstname.lastname@example.org or visit the group online
Kindering Center, 16120 NE 8th St.,Bellevue
Phone: (425) 747-4004 ext. #4286
This network serves fathers of children with special needs by providing resources and holding support group meetings."
Mothers Circle at Kindering Center
Rosanne Feder Carter, LMFTA
Kindering Center, 16120 NE 8th St.,Bellevue
Mother's Circle welcomes all mothers who have children with special needs ages 0-6 years to join us for lively conversation, good humor and emotional support in the company of other women who truly understand the unique struggles and celebrations of raising a child with special needs. They meet the 1st and 3rd WEDNESDAY of every month from 6:30-8:00pm. http://www.kindering.org/services/familysupport/motherscircle.php
goal of this group is to be there for each other in tought times,
celebrate the good times and just know that you are not alone on this
journey. There is limited no-cost childcare with reservations available
during the group. The general location is Bothell/Juanita area – exact
location to be given upon contact. To get location information, added to
the bi-weekly Evite invitation list, or to find out more about the
group, please email email@example.com.
Parent to Parent Support for Autism in Kitsap County
CK Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nels Neson Road, Bremerton, WA
Arc of Kitsap and Jefferson Counties’ Parent of Parent of Kitsap County
started a local group for autism support called AS IF (Autism Support,
Information and Fun.) The goal of this group is to create a sustainable
autism group for Kitsap County that will not only provide information
and resources, but will also meet the families’ need for socialization
and fun. This group meets the first Friday of each month, October
through June, 7:00-9:00 PM. Childcare may be available with one week
Riverview Special-Ed Families Network
group serves families of children with disabilities living within the
boundaries of the Riverview School District. They host monthly speakers
related to special education or raising children with disabilities. For
more information or to view the upcoming speaker calendar, please visit
Edmonds Special Education Parent Group
group has the intention of improving education for children with
special needs. Use their email and ask to be added to their YahooGroup.
Turquoise Social Group for Women in Edmonds
is a group for women with ADD, AS, HFA, NLD or related conditions.
Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM and
feature movies, board games, recipe swapping, book discussions, crafts,
and other activities that are of interest to participants.
of Snohomish County
Shayne Nagel, Executive Director
Arc offices, 2500 Hewitt Ave, Suite
300, Everett, WA 98201
Mon-Fri; 10am to 3pm
Support groups, Sibshops, Parent-to-Parent,
Connecting Families events, special education support, disability resource
navigation and education promoting healthy families, inclusion, and
self-advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
and their families.
Everett Parent Support Group
Arc Office, 2500 Hewitt Ave, Suite 300, Everett, WA
Phone: (425) 258-2459 ext 111
2500 Hewitt Ave, Suite 300, Everett.
School District Special Education PTSA meets at the ARC of Snohomish
County. Ask to be added to EverettSpecEdParents@yahoogroups.com"
I C.A.N. - Women's Self-advocacy Support Network
Phone: (425)258-2459 x103
C.A.N. Women’s Self-Advocacy Support Network for women with
disabilities, meets at the Arc Office, 5:00-6:30 PM, RSVP required. "
Snohomish County Arc office, 2500 Hewitt Ave, Suite 300, Everett, WA
Phone: (425) 258-2459 ext 105
This group meets the fourth Thursday of the month, 7:00 – 8:30 PM."
Padres Unidos de Snohomish County
The Little Red Schoolhouse, 14 East Casino Rd, Building A, Everett WA 98208.
Phone: (425)258-2459 x105
Padres Unidos, a support group in Spanish for parents 6:00-8:00 PM."
Arc of Snohomish County offices, 2500 Hewitt Ave Suite 300, Everett, WA
Phone: (425) 258-2459 Ext 105
This group meets on the second Monday of the month, 7 - 8:30pm. Everyone is welcome. No child care is provided."
Snohomish Autism Spectrum Support Information and Education (SASSIE)
The Arc of Snohomish County, 2500 Hewitt Ave, Suite 300, Everett.
Phone: (425) 258-2459 ext 111
Parent To Parent of the Arc of Snohomish County Autism Support Group meets the fourth Monday of the month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.
Browns Point Moms Support Group
group meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at 6:30pm at Johnny’s at
Fife Restaurant. Not just autism and Asperger’s, includes all
Issaquah School District Parents
other parents with special needs students from the Issaquah School
District. Brainstorm ideas for monthly meetings. Enjoy a casual
atmosphere with light refreshments. To be added to the email list,
please email Roseann.
Nami Family Support Group
new NAMI family support group is now meeting in Issaquah on the third
Wednesday of each month. FREE and pre-registration is not required.
Fairfax Hospital Support Group
Fairfax Boardroom, 10200 NE 132nd St, Kirkland, WA Contact
Meetings held the first Tuesday of each month, 7 - 8:30pm.
Nami Eastside Monthly Forums
Evergreen Hospital, Suite Tan 100, 12303 NE 130th Lane, Kirkland, WA
Monthly talks from 7:00-9:00 PM. Open and free to all.
Lake Stevens Parent Support Group
Lake Stevens School District Administration Building, 12309 22nd St NE, Room A, Lake Stevens, WA
Phone: (425) 258-2459 ext 107
families facing the joys and challenges of children with special needs
living in the south Snohomish County and surrounding communities
sponsored by Puget Sound Autism Services.
Snohomish County Mother's Network
Millcreek Foursquare Church, 1415 – 164th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA
Phone: (425) 259-2459 ext 105
This group meets the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 AM - Noon. Mothers only. For childcare contact Jessie Atkins."
Children with Asperger's Parent Group
The Family Center in Lynnwood,
Phone: (425) 670-8984 x22
meets twice monthly on the first and third Monday evenings from 7:00 to
8:30 PM. Free. Guest speakers featured at the third Monday meetings.
Sponsored by Family Support Center.
Puget Sound Autism Services,
5105 200th Street SW, Suite 10,
Open Discussion from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.
Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 SE 248th Street, Maple Valley, WA
is a group for families of children receiving special education in the
Tahoma School district and surrounding areas. This group meets the 1st
Tuesday of every month (including summer) from 6:30-8pm. Call or email
Marysville Special Education PTSA
Interested in support for teens on the spectrum in Monroe? A Monroe mother is starting and facilitating this group.
Child Care Action Council (CCAC) Respite Program
provides referrals to help families find licensed respite care
providers who have been contracted through DDD. CCAC serves to help
families in Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston Counties.
Parents of Children with Mental Issues
Thurston County Health, Department,
412 E Lilly Road, Olympia, WA
Support group for parents of children with mental issues. Meetings are second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 7-8:30pm.
Olympia Asperger’s Educational Group
Care.com helps families find special needs resources and respite child care by ZIP code.
more information, email ASAP (Advocating for Students with Autism in
Puyallup and surrounding areas). Group meets October through June each
6505 176th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052-4930
is a parenting program provided through Lake Washington Technical
College. Although most of the children who attend are typically
developing, some high-functioning autistic children are also in the
program. One FEAT member has had her autistic son in Redmond Toddler
Group and says she found them very supportive and willing to integrate
her son into their activities. The Redmond Toddler Group offers classes,
broken down into 12-23 months old, and 24-36 months. Parents with
infant children less than a year old stay with their children during the
entire class. Parents with children 1 and over alternate each week
between spending part of the class at a play station with children and
part of the class meeting with teachers to discuss various topics. In
addition, each parent is required once a month to come to an evening
parenting class. This class typically lasts anywhere from 1-1/2 to 3
hours and features speakers on various topics relating to parenting.
Lake Washington PTSA Special Needs Group
16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA
PTSA Special Needs Group, made up of parents in the Lake Washington
School District whose children receive special services and/or classroom
support, meets every month of the school year except December and June
on the fourth Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 PM in the Redmond Town Center. "
for adults, ages 18 and over, on the spectrum, meets Mondays, 5-6pm,
Redmond, $110 per month. Small group with similar challenges. Casual and
fun, a safe place to get comfortable in a group and ask your questions.
Led by Elaine Duncan who has lead groups for people on the spectrum for
over five years."
Nami Eastside Family Resource Center
16315 NE 87th Street, Suite B-11, Redmond, WA
variety of support groups, conferences, classes, and more for families
and individuals living with mental health challenges."
Child is a program of after school care and extended day care for
children, teens and young adults with special needs. They also have a
program in Edmonds (425-431-4930 ).
Children's Home Society of Washington
Centers at Green River Community College and Highline Community College
offer part- and full-day child care services with a stimulating
pre-school curriculum for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The centers
provide early screening and developmental assessments, individualized
learning plans for each child, and parent education and support.
Asperger's Syndrome Adult Socializing Group
Grace Lutheran Church, 112th and Greenwood Ave N, SEATTLE.
bi-monthly group for adults on the high-end of the autism spectrum:
socialize, get acquainted, great discussions. Second and fourth
Wednesdays of each month, 7:00-9:00 PM. For details please leave a
message, if no one answers and they will get back to you as soon as
Aspire Girls of the Puget Sound Area
Girls of the Puget Sound area is a volunteer-run group for girls with
Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism or related social-skills
challenges. The girls make friends, engage in fun, planned activities
and enjoy a healthy GFCF snack, while parents have the opportunity to
discuss chosen topics in an adjoining room. All ages are welcome.
Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, 2:00-4:00 PM,
Autism Living Life and You (Allies)
offers a staff/parent-led support group for parents of children
significantly affected by autism. ALLY meets the last Thursday of each
month from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Seattle Children’s Autism Center. Child
care is available, $10 per family suggested donation. Registration is
Seattle, WA "EDUCATION AND SUPPORT GROUP FOR ASPERGER’S SYNDROME - SEATTLE
Karen Roe, Certified ADHD Coach
Epilepsy Parent Support Group
Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA
Children’s Hospital hosts a support group for parents of children with
epilepsy. The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 25, 6:00-8:00 PM, in
Room G1026 and G1027. Childcare is available in the adjoining room.
Email for more information.
King County Parent to Parent Support (a program of the ARC of King County)
Jodi Reimer or Angela Dawson
Phone: (206) 364-6337 ext. #7042
to Parent offers an opportunity for parents of children with
developmental disabilities and special health care needs to support one
another through a mentoring system, wherein a volunteer parent with more
experience shares his/her knowledge with a parent who has a newly
diagnosed child. Parent to Parent also offers educational workshops and
networking opportunities for parents. autismKing is an email support and
information group for parents of children with ASD in the King County
MOCHA – Mothers Of Children with Autism
Janelle Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 371-5128 or Sarah
Richards at email@example.com or (425) 260-1190. No RSVP required.
King County Parent Coalition
King County Parent Coalition is composed of representatives from parent
groups, formal or informal, and school districts in King County. They
appreciate members who represent all ages, disabilities, and ethnic
backgrounds. They come together to take action for those with
developmental disabilities. Contact for current meeting schedule and
King County Parent to Parent
Cathy Murahashi, King County Parent to Parent (sometimes called P2P)
subscribe to the YahooGroup and receive updates on all the various
events and announcements, send an email to
parents and family members of children on the spectrum or with related
developmental issues are welcome. Childcare is not available. This is a
lively group, oriented toward upbeat talk. Support and information
exchange. Call the meeting organizer for specific information about
bringing a child or children. Usually meets on the fourth Saturday of
the month, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, but can vary.
Education Advisory and Advocacy Council
Phone: (206) 396-3719 or (206) 725-7361
Education Advisory and Advocacy Council for Seattle Schools. Contact
for upcoming meetings and advocacy assistance. Meetings are held each
month at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, 7:00 to
4001 21st Avenue West, Seattle, Q
Seattle Special Ed PTSA serves and advocates for parents and students
living in the Seattle School District. Meetings are scheduled for the
third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM, location to be announced. Board
meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 9:45 AM.
Board meetings are open to all. If you have an item for the agenda,
email it 48 hours in advance of meeting. Contact for MORE information.
Seattle Twice Exceptional Group
this group for parents whose bright children may be both gifted and
disabled, have unique needs and face challenges fitting into the
education system and community. All are welcome to attend.
Seattle Children's Center for Children with Special Needs
Maryam Jafari, Project Coordinator
Type of Payment Options Accepted: Free of Charge
The Seattle Children's Center for Children with
Special Needs is an information source for families and professionals. Focused
on children and youth with special health needs who have physical,
developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions.
Janelle Hall and Sarah Richards are starting a chapter of TACA in Seattle
SNAP Support in Clallam County
220 W. Alder Street, Room 11E,
SNAP provides a variety of supportive resources for Clallam County. Contact for more information."
216 NE 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155
High is a before-and-after school home day care program, that serves
children ages 5 to 14 who have autism. At Aim High, students are
provided a variety of structured activities to meet their individual
needs, with an emphasis on communication, social cognitive skills,
self-help skills, social interaction, play and leisure skills. Staff to
student ratio is 1:3.
Northwest Special Families
Special Families is a parent-led community of families with children
with special needs. They offer supported social opportunities for
children and families in North King and South Snohomish counties.
Northwest Special Families offers a variety of programs for special
needs children, from preschool through elementary age, and their
Shoreline Asperger/High Functioning autism and PDD-NOS Support Group
15230 15th Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
on the first Thursday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Meetings are
at the Fircrest Campus Activities Bldg in Shoreline.
Mom and Me Groups for moms and their kids ages 0-5 years, 10:00 AM to Noon."
Snoqualmie, WA "SNOQUALMIE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Katie Ramsburgh, MA, LMFTA
Ramsburgh, marriage and family therapist associated, is starting a
parent support group for parents of children with neurological
disorders, especially sensory processing disorder, ADHD, and Aspergers.
Please contact for more information.
Check out SpokaneAutism, a YahooGroup for Eastern Washington.
STOMP: Specialized Training of Military Parents
6316 s 12th St Tacoma, WA 98465
Free service Information about parents rights and responsibilities, workshops.
Community Alternatives for People with Autism (CAPA)
12001 Pacific Avenue South, Suite 201, Tacoma, WA 98444
assists individuals with autism to maintain independent living in their
own homes and to gain meaningful community employment. Both living and
working situations are intended to support individuals with autism and
other disabilities as valued, integrated members of our community.
Washington State Child Care Resource & Referral Network
1551 Broadway, Suite 300, Tacoma, WA 98042-3332
group works through 11 local child care resources and referral programs
serving every county in the state – to help families find licensed
childcare to match your needs.
South Puget Sound Support Group
South Campus of Bates Technical College
2201 South 78th St, Tacoma, WA
Meetings are held from 10am - 12:30pm.
Special Families of Pierce County
contact to be added to the mailing list or for more information.
Special Families of Pierce County is a support group for families with
special needs children in the south sound region. Meetings are held the
first Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Selected lending
library resources are available at each meeting. Professionals and other
interested parties are encouraged to attend. Childcare is not
Family Alliance for Mental Health
for parents and caregivers of children and youth in Thurston and Mason
counties who struggle with social, emotional, behavioral and mental
health challenges. Meet others who share the same challenges to find
solutions based on family strengths. Partnering with 30 local community,
regional, state and national parent and professional organizations and
schools to provide access to speakers/training, resources and referrals.
Monthly parent networking meetings offered in both counties, including
wraparound support and individual meetings offered upon request.
New group for parents of children in the North Thurston School District.
Eastside Parent Support Group
Beth Jenson, MA, Marriage and Family Therapist
Sunridge Professional Building,
17220 – 127th Place NE, Suite 304, Woodinville, WA
group for parents of children with autism, Aspergers, PDD-NOS, and
Sensory Integration Disorders. Led by Beth Jenson, Wednesdays from 7:00 –
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