Local/Washington State Parent Support & Advocacy
Parent to Parent (P2P)
- Address: 233 6th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
- Phone: 206-829-7046
- About: P2P is a program for parents by parents who have children with autism and other developmental disabilities, which provides a network of peer support, information and referral, and educational workshops.
- Services/Translators in other languages: Spanish
- Website: http://arcwa.org/getsupport/parent_to_parent_p2p_programs
Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy (WAAA)
- Address: Main office: 16225 NE 87th St. Suite A-2, Redmond, WA 98052
- Phone: 425-894-7231
- About: WAAA helps families with children with autism access health insurance benefits, effective services in schools, and supportive community-based services.
- Services/Translators in other languages: Spanish
- Website: http://www.washingtonautismadvocacy.org/updates/
Open Doors for Multicultural Families
- Address: 24437 Russell Rd., Suite #220 Kent, WA 98032
- Phone: 253-216-4479
- About: Open Doors offers families from diverse backgrounds who have members with autism and other special needs access to culturally and linguistically appropriate information, resources, and services.
- Services/Translators in other languages: Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese
- Website: http://multiculturalfamilies.org/wordpress/
Families for the Effective Treatment of Autism (FEAT)
- Address: Lake Sammamish Foursquare Church, 14434 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98007
- Phone: 425-223-5126
- About: FEAT provides support directly to the family through services such as respite care, early intervention, and programs to further develop social and cognitive skills.
- Services/Translators in other languages: Yes, TBD
- Website: http://www.featwa.org/
Seattle Children’s Hospital: Autism 101 and Autism 200 series
- About: These 90-minute classes are designed to help parents of children with autism understand the disorder. Classes are held at Seattle Children’s main campus and can also be viewed at various sites across WA State and Alaska. Advance registration is not needed. For more information. http://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics-programs/autism-center/resources/.
Washington State Fathers Network (WSFN)
- Address: Kindering Center, 16120 N.E. Eighth Street, Bellevue, WA 98008-3937
- Phone: 425-653-4286
- About: WSFN connects fathers of children with autism and other special needs with each other, and with resources, information, and education. The focus is on helping fathers become more competent and compassionate caregivers for their children with special needs.
- Services/Translators in other languages: No
- Website: https://fathersnetwork.org/
Other local/state organizations are:
- The Arc of Washington
- Autism Speaks Puget Sound Chapter
- Autism Society of Washington
- Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL)
- Northwest Autism Center
- PAVE (Partnerships for Action. Voices for Empowerment.)
- Seattle Children’s Autism Center
- University of Washington Autism Center
- Easter Seals Washington
- WA State Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
- WA State Social Security Administration
- Parenthelp123 Resource Finder: This online directory is a service of Within Reach, and helps families and providers find local resources for autism services and support groups. Text available in English and Spanish. http://www.parenthelp123.org/resources/resource-finder.
- The Northwest Educational Service District Lending Library: This online lending library contains books, DVDS, and curriculum materials, which cover ASD and other subjects related to children with special needs. The library is open to all parents, professionals, educators, and other interested individuals in Washington State. https://www.nwesd.org/aop/library.
- Informing Families, Building Trust (IFBT): IFBT is a resource provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, in collaboration with the Developmental Disabilities Administration and other partners throughout the state. It provides information about child development, resources, advocacy, support, and other services. www.informingfamilies.org.
- Autism Speaks: This national advocacy organization is dedicated to increasing autism awareness and understanding, and offers many toolkits for families and providers, including “The First 100 Days” in English and Spanish. www.autismspeaks.org.
- Interacting with Autism: This video-based website presents information about understanding, treating, and living with autism. Text available in English and Spanish. http://www.interactingwithautism.com/.
- Autism Navigator: This website contains a collection of courses, tools, and to help families, including the ASD video glossary, which illustrates diagnostic features of autism in young children. http://autismnavigator.com/.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The CDC website provides information about autism screening, diagnosis, and treatment for families and health professionals. Text available in English and Spanish. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html or 1-800-CDC-INFO.
Other national online resources are:
- The Arc
- Autism Science Foundation
- Autism Society
- Autism Society (En Español)
- Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
- Family Voices
- Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
- Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)
- Parent to Parent USA
- Sesame Street Autism Initiative
- Sibling Support Project
- Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
Grants for Financial Assistance for Services
- United Healthcare Children’s Foundation: http://www.uhccf.org/apply/
- FEAT Ben’s Fund: http://www.featwa.org/grants/