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Provides emotional support and information to families of children with special needs and/or disabilities.

Helping Parents

LEARNING THAT YOUR CHILD HAS A DISABILITY can be a traumatic experience. Parents have many questions and concerns in coping with their child's needs and their own feelings. Personal support from another parent, who has a child with a similar needs, can be helpful in coping with these challenging experiences and feelings. Trained Helping Parents (volunteer mentors) are available to provide support and information.


Matching parents in one-to-one relationships with trained, experienced parents, based on similar diagnoses and family issues.

Providing personal support, which is different than the support professionals can provide. Information and education about disabilities and referral to services in the community.           

Parent to Parent is supported by Pasco School District and Kennewick School District helping us to keep parents informed of services, events, supports avialable to help navigate the system of support for individuals with developmental disabilities. 

Social and recreational family events like the annual BBQ, Easter Egg Hunt and more!

  • Help finding resources and information for the entire age span, including applying for state and federal services like DDA and SSI, help finding and funding services, safety information and more!
  • Training for parents who want to become Helping Parent volunteers
  • Educational workshops and presentations
  • Monthly E-Alert (E-Newsletter)
  • Monthly Spanish Parent Group
  • Quarterly Resource Help Meetings to help find, understand, access and figure out funding for our local resources.  (Also available in Spanish, by appointment)
  • Quarterly Proloquo2Go Help Meetings, for help with the iOS communicating app
  • Better Together, an Autism Social Learning Club/Parent Group, a closed Facebook group for families.
  • Local Resource Directory, Autism Resources and More, see Resources!
  • Starting Point Guide for Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs



Parent to Parent hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 11am-2pm. 

Please call for an appointment. Call or e-mail with questions.


Melissa Brooks, RN, Parent to Parent Coordinator,

Maria Ramos, Hispanic Outreach Parent to Parent Coordinator,

(509) 783-1131, ext. 108 or for Spanish speaking, call (509) 619-2711



 Thank you to the following organizations for making Parent to Parent possible.

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Monthly Meetings

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Pave- (Third Wed of Every Month) 8:30am -12:00pm

Meet with Sherry Mashburn- Call 509-439-9880


Resource Help Meetings, (Second Monday)

Quareterly, with Melissa 11am-1 pm - Call 783-1131 ext 108 for dates


Proloquo2GO Help Meetings (Secone Monday)

Quareterly, with Melissa 10am-12 pm - Call 783-1131 ext 108 for dates