Connecting Families

The Arc of Snohomish County fosters healthy families by offering many events throughout the year. The social events create opportunities for families to become engaged with their communities, meet others and have fun! For more information and upcoming events visit the website.


Parent to Parent 

Learning your child has special medical needs or a disability can be a traumatic experience. You may have questions or concerns regarding how to deal with your child’s needs and/or your personal feelings. Parent to Parent offers emotional support, insight and understanding to parents who learn their child has special needs or whose child is going through a transitional period.

Parent to Parent offers emotional support, insight, and understanding for parents when they learn their child has special needs, or their child may be going through a transitional period. The Parent-to-Parent program provides information and referrals to community resources, services, support groups, state support programs, and others as well as events and support groups to bring families together and gain relationships.

If you would like to learn more about the Connecting Families and Parent to Parent program, receive information by email, or have questions on how you can be involved, contact:

Alaina Kube at 425-258-2459 x111 Alaina@arcsno.org 
Lynnea Rimando at 425-258-2459 x106 Lynnea@arcsno.org 
Moranne Aaron-Berel at 425-258-2459 x122 Moranne@arcsno.org 
 

Helping Parent 

A Helping Parent is the parent/guardian of a child with a disability who completed training with the Parent to Parent Program.  A Helping Parent is matched with a parent of a child with similar experiences, needs, or disability.

Helping Parents are non-judgmental and will actively listen, provide emotional support, maintain confidentiality and share ideas and resources

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Connecting Families Connections All activities are currently being held over Zoom

Mother’s Network
Join fellow moms who are raising children with developmental disabilities to share resources and offer one another support and encouragement. Meetings are the first Saturday of the month, 10am-noon. Call or check calendar for location:  
For more information contact Alaina Kube at Alaina@arcsno.org 425-258-2459 x111 
 
Father’s Network
Father’s Network is a group of dads raising children with developmental disabilities who meet to share resource information, ideas and concerns. The group meets the fourth Thursday of the month, 7:00pm-9:00pm at The Arc office, 2500 Hewitt Ave Suite 300 in Everett. Father’s Network also features quarterly events; encouraging dads to get out of the house, have fun and be guys. 
For more information contact Fathersnetwork@arcsno.org  or call Jake Murray 425-258-2459 x105
 
Connecting Families Night
Parents with each otherwhile gaining information and resources during interactive meetings with featured speakers. Meetings occur the second Monday of the month, 7:00pm-8:30pm at The Arc office, 2500 Hewitt Ave. Suite 300, Everett. 
For more information contact Moranne Aaron-Berel at Moranne@arcsno.org  425-258-2459 x122 
 
Snohomish Autism Spectrum Support Information & Education (SASSIE)
A variety of speakers with backgrounds in Autism treatment provide information and knowledge on advocacy, development and behavior challenges. Though most topics are autism spectrum-related, meetings cross over to many other types of developmental disabilities and are open to all. SASSIE meetings occur the fourth Monday of the month, 7:00pm-8:30pm at The Arc office, 2500 Hewitt Ave. Suite 300 in Everett. 
For more information contact Alaina Kube at Alaina@arcsno.org 425-258-2459 x111  
 
Padres Unidos
Padres Unidos (Parents United) is a support group in Spanish for parents raising children with developmental disabilities. Padres Unidos meets the third Friday of the month from 6-8pm at The Arc office.  
For more information contact Rosmeyri Romero Gaudalupe at Rosmeyri@arcsno.org or call 425-258-2459 x114
 
LEGO® Club
Lego® Club is a fun FREE recreational opportunity for children with or without disabilities; siblings, friends, grandparents and neighbors meet and socialize while enjoying the timeless activity of building with Lego’s®. We provide all of the supplies at no cost to you. Lego® Club is the second Sunday of the month from 1-3pm at The Arc office. 
For more information contact Lynnea Rimando at 425-258-2459 x106 Lynnea@arcsno.org 
 
Adult Caregiver Support Group
Adult Caregiver Support Group is for people who are in the role of caring for adult loved ones with a developmental disability. Each month there is either a guest speaker or topic. Adult Caregiver Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month (Sept thru June) at The Arc office from 11-12:30pm.
For more information contact  Teri McKeehan at Teri@arcsno.org 425-258-2459 x108

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