Programs and Resources for Parents and Families
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Coleen McKenna Solman
Parent Coalition Coordinator
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The Arc of the Peninsulas provides parent and family support services in Kitsap and Mason Counties:
The Arc communicates with local, state, and national lawmakers so they can make informed decisions regarding the well-being of Washington’s citizens with developmental disabilities. The Arc works diligently to preserve fundamental human rights and to assure that necessary programs and services are available.
Through individual, group, and systems advocacy, The Arc promotes opportunities for living, learning, playing, and working in the community.
Kitsap and Mason Parent Support Group
For parents, supporting a child with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) can be challenging. Talking to someone who has traveled a similar road can be tremendously helpful.
In Washington, about 70% of people with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) live at home with a parent or family caregiver. Supporting an individual with I/DD comes with many responsibilities and some challenges along the way. The Arc of the Peninsulas' family support programs can help parents and family caregivers develop resiliency, connect to services, and plan for the future.
Matching parents in one-to-one relationships with trained,
experienced parents, based on similar diagnoses and family issues.