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PAVE – Washington Information, Training and Support Services
PAVE is a parent directed organization that works with families, individuals with disabilities, professionals and community members in all walks of life and with all types of disabilities. Since 1979, PAVE has provided information, training and support for over 1,000,000 individuals with disabilities, parents and professionals.
Programs and Services
Community Inclusion Program holds monthly meetings throughout Pierce County on Disability related topics. Families, individuals with disabilities, neighbors and community members come together to learn about resources and supports. Meetings feature leadership skills for youth and child activities for children 10 and under.
The Family to Family Health Information Center is a program that serves families who have children and youth with special health care needs age birth to 18 years. We provide individual information on advocating for your child in the health care system and refer you to resources that are available in Washington State that provide information on health care.
Person Centered Planning Program Focused on Pierce County, this program provides ongoing training for facilitators, as well as support for parents and self-advocate mentors through person centered plans utilizing maps and graphics. The WA State Parent Training and Information Program (PTI) helps parents and other professionals understand and advocate for individuals with a disability in the special education system.
Pierce County Parent to Parent Provides emotional support and information on community resources for parents who have a child with a disability or chronic health need.
Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) STOMP is a federally funded program that provides support and training to military families throughout the United States and overseas, with special emphasis on helping other parent centers learn about issues facing military families through workshops, telephone consultations and presentations.