Family support can be vital in providing the emotional needs required to care for a child with special health care needs. There are parent organizations, support groups, and financial resources available as well as resources that provide additional knowledge regarding the child’s medical condition and special needs.

Family Support / Support Groups

Name Website Phone #
Arc of Spokane arc-spokane.org 509.328.6326
Department of Services for the Blind dsb.wa.gov 509.456.2933
Parent to Parent arc-spokane.org/programs/parent2parent.html  509.328.6326
Partnerships for Action, Voices of Empowerment (PAVE) 509.570.8512 or 800.572.7368
Downs Syndrome Family Network 509.638.9550
Epilepsy Foundation Northwest
epilepsynw.org 206.547.4551 or 844.721.3369 (toll free)
Spina Bifida Advocates of Washington State


Family & Care Givers Brain Injury Support Group (now called Brain Injury Alliance Washington)

Hearing Oral Program of Excellence
Muscular Dystrophy Association mda.org/office/Spokane 509.325.3747
Northwest Autism
www.nwautism.org 509.328.1582
Passages - support for parents of children or adolescents with a mental illness passages-spokane.org 509.892.9241
Spokane Guild’s School Parent Support Group

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