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PEPS Little Wonders

At PEPS, we have continuously heard from parents caring for children with developmental challenges that they would appreciate and benefit from connecting with other families who share this identity. We are excited to share that we will be partnering with Wonderland Child and Family Services to introduce a pilot program for families caring for children with developmental delays and disabilities this summer!

This is a free 8-week pilot program developed specifically for local parents and caregivers caring for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This online peer-support series has been designed to assist parents in finding support and resources, and build community. Each week, there will be a discussion topic facilitated by a Wonderland staff member trained in inclusive facilitation, along with time for socializing and connection.

Our organization will be using this series to learn, adapt, and continuously enhance the curriculum. Be sure to participate in our brief surveys to share your feedback and help this program grow!


Program Details

Who: This series is open to solo parents and caregivers, couples, and co-parents caring for children with developmental delays and disabilities. It is open to families living in our service region with kids aged 0-3 years old. Up to 7 families will participate in the program and children are welcome to attend.

What: This pilot peer-support program will be offered as an 8-week series, with no cost to registrants, and will meet virtually.

Discussions will take place on WhatsApp through text and voice messaging, a group chat, and video calls. The PEPS curriculum has been reviewed and modified for this affinity program. Some weeks will include a guest speaker from Wonderland, offering professional expertise, resources, techniques, and tools.

Sample discussion topics include:

  • Feeding and Mealtimes
  • Sleep
  • Self Care
  • Relationships

When: Starting on Monday, August 2 until the week of September 20, 2021 (FULL)

Discussions prompts will be shared weekly, with participants responding at their convenience. The weekly meeting time over WhatsApp video will be determined by the Group Leader and participants.

Where: In the comfort of your own home! All PEPS programs and events are currently being offered virtually. Registered participants will convene each week over WhatsApp.


This pilot series has filled. Are you interested in joining an upcoming session? Fill in our interest form to be contacted for the next available series or other series we develop to connect families with similar interests.

Questions? Call PEPS at (206) 547-8570 or email us at registration@peps.org.


Wonderland

PEPS is developing this pilot series in partnership with Wonderland Child and Family Services, a nonprofit agency serving children with developmental delays and disabilities. Wonderland is dedicated to helping children meet healthy developmental milestones through their early-support services and Hope RISING Clinic for Prenatal Substance Exposure. The early-support services are for children birth to three with a range of developmental challenges—from speech and motor delays to feeding issues and autism. For children with prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol, Wonderland provides trauma-informed care up to the age of 13 at the Hope RISING Clinic.

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