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There are many ways for helping us change the lives of people with I/DD and their families. You can make donations, sponsor an event or program, volunteer or even donate your talent supporting a specific project.
Parent to Parent (P2P) is a program for parents by parents who have children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) or with special health care needs. P2P provides a network of peer support, information and referral, and educational workshops. P2P also provides Parent to Parent Virtual Support Group.
Banchero Disability Partners has offered a relationship class to our clients and other community members since 1993. The class teaches the fundamentals of building friendships and loving relationships. It covers safety awareness, sexual assault prevention, how to create and maintain friendships, and how to improve communication in all relationships. Class members learn how to ask someone on a date and the practices of safe sex. Other topics include anatomy, body language, and cross- cultural communication. The Relationship Class is open for a small fee to all adults who have developmental disabilities.
The mission of BEST is to provide support, advocacy, public awareness, education, and socialization opportunities to individuals with a brain injury and their families. BEST distinguishes itself from other brain injury organizations in that the leadership, services, and programs are built by and for individuals with brain injury and their families.
They empower and support families and youth in King County struggling with behavioral, emotional or substance abuse challenges in navigating resources to achieve wellness and resilience. Their services include one-to-one parent support, peer support for youth, parent classes and quarterly family social events. The majority of the services are free of charge.
General information for, and about siblings of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
A three-week support group for people with developmental disabilities grieving the death of a loved one. These groups are held periodically with no cost, but an optional donation. Individualized support may be available. Call for more information: (206) 320-4000.
For siblings or children with special health and developmental needs.
The WSFN connects men with other dads, resource, information & education plus opportunities for all family celebrations. Focus is on assisting fathers as they become more competent and compassionate caregivers for their children with special needs.