In addition to parent support, the program offers sibling support, recreation and social opportunities, a newsletter, and disability awareness education through Kids on the Block puppets.
The Yakima County Parent to Parent program is provided by MultiCare Yakima Memorial through Children’s Village. Program staff are parents or family members of children with special health or developmental needs.
Parent to parent programs and activities:
- Parent Support Connections: Parents who receive a new diagnosis for their child are connected with a parent volunteer who has a child with the same diagnosis.
- Parent Training: Education opportunities related to parenting a child with special needs.
- Holland: An 8-week support and learning group for parents who have received a new diagnosis for their child.
- Support and Sharing Groups: Groups meet in a variety of locations throughout the month.
- Sibshops: Support workshops for brothers and sisters (ages 6 to 12).
- Teen Sibshops: Support workshops for brothers and sisters (ages 13 to 18).
- One 2 One inclusive recreation program: Activities vary depending on the season, but include basketball, dance, Karate and many other recreational activities! Children are paired with a specially trained teen mentor and get to experience a variety of activities. (for children and youth ages 6 to 21).
- Kids on the Block Disability Awareness Program: A program available to schools, child-care centers and other child-serving organizations. Teens act out scenarios with the aid of puppets to promote disability awareness.
- Family social events
- Monthly newsletter: English and Español.
Am I eligible?
Your child with special needs may be eligible for programs and services that help him or her and your family.
Su niño con necesidades especiales puede ser elegible para programas y servicios que le ayuden a él/ella y a su familia.
Help Me Grow Central Washington
Help Me Grow Washington connects you to the resources you need, when you need them.
Ayudame a Crecer Central Washington
Ayúdame a crecer Washington conecta a las familias con recursos que necesitan, cuando los necesitan
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Biblioteca de Imaginación de Dolly Parton
Books about kids with special health and developmental needs
- Books featuring a mix of people with various disabilities
- Books featuring people on the autism spectrum
- Books featuring people showing resilience perseverance self-acceptance
- Books featuring people with anxiety, depression, OCD
- Books featuring people with cerebral palsy
- Books featuring people with communication differences
- Books featuring people with intellectual disability
- Books featuring people with limb differences prostheses
- Books featuring people with other disabilities
- Books featuring people with seizure disorders
- Books featuring people with various neuro-developmental differences
- Books featuring people with visual impairment
- Books featuring people with wheelchairs or motor disabilities
- Books featuring people with hearing loss or impairment