Parent to Parent of Washington State Newsletter

September, 2012
A Program of the Arc of Washington State 




"Somewhere on this great world the sun is always shining, and it will sometimes shine on you."

 -Myrtle Reed




Oh, what beautiful days we have been having lately. Hope you have been able to enjoy them as you get your kids ready for back to school or off to work....


Alexa and Carly are both working now :)  Alexa here and Carly in Southern California and Molly off to college in Colorado. We miss them but also are enjoying our quieter time together-Terry and I.


Looking forward to our P2P Coordinator- Leadership Training in Yakima in a few weeks. Should be great information and networking. Will be sure to share our outcomes. Good discussions around leadership development, parent connections, social media and family support and still time to Thank Everyone for all their hard work helping families everyday.


So have a good Fall and take care of yourselves,




Calendar of Events



For families who have had a child in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), please check out Share Your Story from the March of Dimes. If you have families that might be able to contribute their own stories to this resource, please encourage them to do so. This often can be another place that families find out about other parent resources and supports like Parent to Parent.


September 2012

9/10: 2nd Annual Overcoming Barriers to Employment Summit for People with Disabilities - free employment event at Shoreline Community College. Click here for more info and to register.
9/13 - 15: LifeSPAN Institute - in Seattle. Workshops will be offered on the "why" and "how" LifeSPAN carries out their work with families and the community. Click here to learn more & register.
October 2012


10/8 - 9: Co-Occuring Disorders Conference - "Emerging Solutions to Integrating Care" in Yakima. Click here for more information.
10/8 -10: 29th Annual Special Education and the Law Conference in Seattle. Click here for more info.
10/16: NFP's (Nurse-Family Partnership) Celebration/Infant Mental Health Symposium - Mukilteo, WA. Deadline for registration is October 9th. Click here for more info.
10/18 - 20: Washington Association for the Education of Young Children's (WAEYC) 36th Annual Conference for Early Learning - Vancouver, WA. Click here for more info.

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Resource Links now on the Arc website in the Resource Library.
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Click here to find a local P2P Coordinator.
"A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit."
- D. Elton Trueblood,
American author and theologian
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