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WA State Parent to Parent (P2P) Newsletter: May, 2016
"There is no right or wrong. There is only your voice...Cherish it. Respect it. Nurture it. Challenge it."
- Dave Grohl


We Did It!!!

Governor Inslee signs SHB 2394 Parent to Parent Bill
Parent to Parent bill signed by Governor Inslee, April 2016!! Thank you to Rep. Maureen Walsh and her constituent Carla Nibler from Walla Walla P2P/WWVDN for sponsoring the bill.
(Pictured from left to right: Diana Stadden, Sen. Jeannie Darneille's Session Intern, Sen. Jeannie Darneille, Donna Patrick, Seth Dawson (behind Donna), Governor Jay Inslee, Rep. Maureen Walsh's staff member, Sue Elliott, Rep. Tom Dent, Rep. Maureen Walsh, Carla Nibler, Susan Atkins, Cathy Murahashi (in front of Susan), and David Murahashi).

P2P Coordinator Spotlight: Benton/Franklin Counties

This month we highlight P2P Benton/Franklin!
Click here to meet Melissa Brooks!
Click here to meet Maria Ramos!

Calendar of Events

May 2016

5/3: "Upside Down and Inside Out: Supporting a Person in Crisis/Supporting the People Who Care" - a training in Seattle with David Pitonyak. Click here for more info.

5/4 - 6: Infant and Early Childhood Conference - Tacoma. Click here for more information.

5/5: "Supporting a Person With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - a training in Des Moines with David Pitonyak. Click here for more info.

June 2016

6/14 - 16: Community Summit on Developmental Disabilities - Wenatchee. Click here for more information as it becomes available.

6/22 - 24: Washington Behavioral Health Conference - Yakima. Click here for more information.
July 2016
7/22 - 23: Pediatric Bioethics Conference: Autism Re-Examined - Seattle. Click here for more information.
August 2016
8/9 - 10: Northwest Autism Conference - Kennewick. Click here for more information as it becomes available.
October 2016
10/21: 6th Annual Lewis County Autism Awareness Conference - Chehalis. Registration details will be available later in the spring 2016.
New Resources

NEW DDA Service: Overnight Respite
Overnight Planned Respite is a new community-based service for adult clients of the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) who live in the family home. Click here for more information.

Parent Tips: How to Interact With Police - from Pathfinders for Autism

Article: Are You a Depressed Mom of a Child With Autism? Autism is tough; here are some tools for coping.

Blog Article: Walla Walla Area Investing in Recreational Activities for Developmentally Disabled Adults. Through P2P and the Walla Walla Valley Disability Network, new recreational programs are being offered in the area.

Community House Calls Program - Patient Navigator Program at Harborview Medical Center works with members of refugee and immigrant communities providing a range of services.

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