Island County Parent to Parent

Island County Parent to Parent Support and information for families of children with developmental disabilities. 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. Helping Parents (volunteer peer mentors) are available to provide support and information.

Mission: Parent to Parent programs offer support, information about disabilities and community resources to special needs families. If you are seeking new information on their child's disability, illness or special health care needs, we are here to help. Parent to Parent does not endorse products but does suggests some products to give ideas. Parent to Parent does not share religious, political or fundraising posts. Events and presentations that are not being hosted by Parent to Parent are only posted as suggestions. Parent to Parent will state if they are endorsing an outside event. It is up to you, as an individual, whether the event or presentation is worth your time. Parent to Parent is a nationwide organization.

Operating as usual

Review limitations and stay safe. Parent to Parent is available via call/text (360)632-7539 or email t.wheeler-thompson@...
11/16/2020

Review limitations and stay safe. Parent to Parent is available via call/text (360)632-7539 or email [email protected]

Due to the exponential growth in new cases of COVID-19 over the past two weeks throughout Washington State, Governor Jay Inslee has issued an executive order containing new mitigation measures that go into effective Monday, November 16 at midnight through December 14,
2020. Read the full press release on Island County's COVID website. You can also find Gov. Inslee's remarks on his medium page.
https://www.islandcountywa.gov/Health/Documents/PR_ICPH_111520_NewCOVID-19Mitigation.pdf
https://medium.com/wagovernor/inslee-announces-statewide-restrictions-for-four-weeks-c0b7da87d34e

Don't IEP Alone: A Day In Our Shoes .com
11/16/2020

Don't IEP Alone: A Day In Our Shoes .com

Sensory Stories
11/15/2020

Sensory Stories

This is probably one of the most important memes I've shared. As a sensory avoider, I have said "no" a lot in my life... I wish I could say people respected my "no" more often than they actually did when I was a child.

Children need to feel respected when they say no. Just because adults are technically "in charge," doesn't mean they get to decide what type of physical touch a child experiences... even if it's coming from a loving place.

Image source: Our Mama Village

#sensorystories #sensorysupport #positiveparenting #momssupportingmoms #parentingtip #positiveparentingtips #positiveparentingstrategies
#neurodiversity #neurodiversityacceptance #sensorylife #sensoryavoider #sensorysensitive #sensoryprocessingdisorder #spdawareness #sensoryprocessingdisorderparentsupport #sensoryprocessingdisorderawareness #autismacceptance #autismawareness #autismsupport #autismeducation #autismspectrum #specialeducators

Sensory Stories
11/14/2020

Sensory Stories

Did you know that there is a learning difficulty specific to writing? You probably heard of the one specific to reading (Dyslexia), but this one is specific to *writing*. The two can occur together or separate and both are common in autistic people.

You can read more about it here: http://www.autism-help.org/comorbid-dysgraphia-autism.htm

#sensorystories #sensorysupport #learningdisabilityeducation #dysgraphia #specialeducation #specialeducationteacher #specialeducators #dysgraphiaawareness #sensoryprocessingdisorderparentsupport #autismacceptance #autismawareness #autismsupport #autismeducation #autism #autismspectrum #positiveparenting #momssupportingmoms #parentingtip #parentingtips #positiveparentingtips #positiveparentingstrategies

INTERNET SAFETY for Children and Teens with Developmental Disabilities, presented by Wesley Jones, MSW, Healthy Relation...
11/14/2020

INTERNET SAFETY for Children and Teens with Developmental Disabilities, presented by Wesley Jones, MSW, Healthy Relationships Educator and creator of the Arc's new Internet Safety Guide.

Join us on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18th, 7-8:30PM, for this critical conversation about keeping our loved ones safe while they seek information, friendship and connection online.

Zoom meeting ID: 869 2763 2260
No RSVP needed, but contact [email protected] for questions. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Don't IEP Alone: A Day In Our Shoes .com
11/14/2020

Don't IEP Alone: A Day In Our Shoes .com

Be careful out there. Island wide power outage. Don’t forget about the Island county Emergency Preparedness App.
11/13/2020

Be careful out there. Island wide power outage. Don’t forget about the Island county Emergency Preparedness App.

Don’t forget you can always text at #714714
11/13/2020

Don’t forget you can always text at #714714

Whidbey Island Macaroni Kid
11/13/2020

Whidbey Island Macaroni Kid

Enjoy Your Windy Weekend!
Check our website calendar and guides for upcoming events and holiday activities!

https://whidbeyisland.macaronikid.com/

Shoutout to Save The Roller Barn’s “Freddie Vs. Jason Haunted House” (for the really brave), FREE admission, donations welcome. Friday Night Only!

With Spooky Museum

#whidbeytogether #whidbeyholiday
#whidbeystrong
#whidbeyislandlife
#shoplocal
#supportlocalbusiness
#oakharbor #holidayevents #langley #coupeville #familyfun
#whidbeyfamilyfun #makememories

The Autism Community in Action
11/13/2020

The Autism Community in Action

There's still time! Meet up with TACA virtually!
👀 Watch anytime now through November 15th
COVID-19 and Autism
Presented by: Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP
💻 Location: YOUR COMPUTER
COVID-19 is the infection caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Recent studies have reported patients with COVID-19 who develop severe infections typically have significant inflammation and cytokine storms. They also show evidence of mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, abnormal cytokine levels, and diminished glutathione levels. All of these problems have previously been reported in individuals with autism. Dr. Rossignol will review the links between the problems found in COVID-19 and autism. A number of nutritional supplements and medications might be helpful in preventing COVID-19 or limiting the severity of illness and Dr. Rossignol will discuss these as well.

➡️ Register Here:
https://tacanow.org/covidautism/
After registering, you'll obtain an access code (free) to use through November 15th.

Camp Korey
11/12/2020

Camp Korey

Always wanted to join in the Silly Olympics you hear about? We loved the polls, cheers, and games of virtual summer camp Silly-O and want to create more messy magic with a Winter Silly Olympics! You can register today at https://www.campkorey.org/our-events/winter-silly-o/ to join us for the fun and help direct our Silly Olympian team of staff and volunteers!

We'll also share ideas for creating your own Winter Silly-O games at home! A suggested minimum donation of $15 supports our end of year fundraising to create more opportunities for camper fun, always with the support of amazing volunteers and a dedicated medical team.

Each school district offers free child development screening for ages 3-5 years old.
11/12/2020

Each school district offers free child development screening for ages 3-5 years old.

Epilepsy Foundation of America
11/12/2020

Epilepsy Foundation of America

#StaySafeSide. What do these 3 words have in common? They’re the first 3 steps in #SeizureFirstAid. Learn them all: http://bit.ly/2SE087G

Sensory Stories
11/12/2020

Sensory Stories

The other day, I shared a resource showing how Sensory Processing Disorder can manifest. This is a companion resource that explains the different ways sensory inputs can be processed by the brain.

(I'm sharing both resources together for those who missed my other post.)

You can download these and find more SPD resources on my website at nicolefilipponeauthor.com

#sensorystories #sensorysupport #sensorylife #sensoryavoider #sensorysensitive #sensoryseeker #sensoryseeking #sensoryanxiety #spdawareness #sensoryprocessingdisorder #sensoryprocessingdisorderparentsupport #autismawareness #autismacceptance #autismsupport #autismeducation #autismspectrum #neurodivergent #neurodiversity #neurodiversityacceptance #occupationaltherapy #otforkids #occupationaltherapist

November 18, 7:00-8:30 p.m. For the days when you feel alone and isolated, and even more for the days when you're proud ...
11/12/2020
Internet Safety for Children & Teens with Developmental Disabilities Webinar

November 18, 7:00-8:30 p.m. For the days when you feel alone and isolated, and even more for the days when you're proud and excited. . . join us online for support, resource sharing, friendship and learning. Topic: Life Online Internet Safety for Children and Teens with Disabilities Wesley Jones, MSW, Healthy Relationships Educator and creator of The Arc's brand new Internet Safety Guide, joins us for this critical conversation about keeping our loved ones safe while they seek information, friendship and connection online. [ 29 more words ]

https://fathersnetwork.org/internet-safety-for-children-teens-with-developmental-disabilities-webinar/

November 18, 7:00-8:30 p.m. For the days when you feel alone and isolated, and even more for the days when you’re proud and excited. . . join us online for support, resource sharing, friendsh…

11/11/2020
Happy Veteran’s Day
11/11/2020

Happy Veteran’s Day

11/11/2020
Camp Korey
11/11/2020

Camp Korey

Our friends at Needs of the Community Society and Camp Without Borders are launching their 2021 schedule on 11/22! This is a fabulous resource for Camp Korey alumni looking for more camp adventures to make connections with other young adults. Visit their page for more details! #CKPartnerinFUN

We Are Pediatricians
11/10/2020

We Are Pediatricians

Don't be like Sally.

Listen to the experts and stay in quarantine for the full 14 days even if you have a negative test after you've been exposed.

Don't IEP Alone: A Day In Our Shoes .com
11/08/2020

Don't IEP Alone: A Day In Our Shoes .com

Learn how to “Tell Your Story”. It can be very helpful in many instances.
11/07/2020
Family Support Night

Learn how to “Tell Your Story”. It can be very helpful in many instances.

Visit the post for more.

11/07/2020
celebratethecaregiver.com

Free opportunity
Selfcare4Caregivers: Foundation Course
Shift from Feelings of Stress & Overwhelmed to
Feelings of Gratitude & Joy
Free for all caregivers throughout National Family Caregivers Month in November (value $497).https://celebratethecaregiver.com/Ebook_%20Selfcare4Caregivers%20Foundation%20Course.pdf

A huge thank you to Callie Richards for presenting "What is DDA?" for families last night. A wealth of information. Atta...
11/07/2020

A huge thank you to Callie Richards for presenting "What is DDA?" for families last night. A wealth of information. Attached are some great resources about DDA eligibility, programs and services.

Island Transit
11/06/2020

Island Transit

Passengers are enjoying their new, free reflective vests. The vests make walkers and bike riders more visible to drivers in the dark and help our bus operators see passengers waiting at bus stops. If you haven't got one yet, jump on Whidbey Route 1 today and find our mobility specialist, Maribeth.
She'll be riding Route 1 between Coupeville and Clinton today, Fri., Nov. 6., handing out vests. They are free! Please be safe and be seen this winter.

Housing solutions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/reg...
11/06/2020
Housing Solutions for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Housing solutions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehdqlpnmb68a2898&llr=eencxmlab

Join us to learn how to create a Shared Living home using our Residential Assessment, Roommate Matching Pool, and Shared Living Development services. Pam Blanton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Pam Blanton's Personal Meeting Room Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/2063834209?pwd...

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P.O. Box 5000
Coupeville, WA
98239

General information

Free Services Include: •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 •Follow up by the Local County Coordinator on each P2P referral and match •Information and education about disabilities and referral to services in the community •Culturally relevant services through ethnic outreach •Training for parents who want to become Helping Parent peer mentor volunteers •E-newsletters Parent to Parent Support Programs of Washington State is a member of the Parent to Parent USA Alliance. Washington State Parent to Parent (P2P) maintains confidentiality and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, creed, sex, or national origin.

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