Joanne Butts, Director

Informed people make differences in lives of children & adults with disabilities

6316 South 12th
Tacoma, WA 98465

Tel: (253) 565-2266 (v/tty)
1-800-572-7368 (v/tty)

Fax: (253) 566-8052

PAVE, a non-profit, parent-directed organization, exists to increase independence, empowerment, and future opportunities for consumers
with special needs, their families and communities, through
training, information referral & support.

PAVE can help you:

  • Understand the educational system for pre-schoolers & school age children
  • Access early intervention services for very young children from birth to three
  • Comprehend the adult service systems as your child transitions to adult life
  • Provide support when you learn that your child has a disability or chronic health need
  • Workshops on subjects such as special education information, transition, cultural diversity, Medicaid, SSI, family centered care, Birth to Three, military issues, communication skills, and many others
  • Lending library- books, video and audio tapes
  • Info about starting a parent support group
Projects of Washington PAVE:
  • Pierce County Parent to Parent
  • STOMP- Specialized Training of Military Parents
  • Pierce County Family Resource Coordination
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Family Resources Institute
  • Community Inclusion Project
  • Mental Health Project
  • Parent Training Project
  • Infant-Toddler Early Intervention Program

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