As fundraising auctioneers, we get to work with some amazing non-profit organizations.  From time to time we are going to highlight some of those organizations and the amazing work they do.  The best part of our job is raising much needed funds for great organizations like: PAVE

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We partner with you, so that you are empowered! 

If you live in the great state of Washington and are a parent of a child, youth or young adult with a disability and/or special health care needs.  If you are a youth or young adult with a disability and/or special health care needs.  If you are a military – active duty, retired or veteran – parent, family or youth.  We partner with YOU!

We walk beside you to provide information, resources, training, inclusive events, community referrals, support groups and person centered plans.  The secret is out, PAVE has been helping families in Washington since 1979.


Our mission

A parent organization providing support, training and informational resources to empower families and individuals with disabilities.

Our vision

An inclusive world that values diversity, culture and each individual as a full and equal member of the community.

Our values

  • Inclusion through compassionate advocacy
  • Integrity with creativity
  • Quality leadership
  • Collaborative partnerships
  • Continuous growth and learning

Outcomes PAVE aims to achieve

  • Enhanced knowledge of parents/caregivers, families and individuals with disabilities/special needs
  • Tools, information and resources for you, as a parent/care-giver of a child with disabilities and/or special health care needs and for youth, with and without disabilities
  • Increased self-reliance of parents/caregivers, families and individuals with disabilities/special needs
  • Inclusion in one’s community, wider opportunities and understanding of the neighbors, friends, and co-workers who have disabilities!
  • Community acceptance, tolerance and understanding of individuals with disabilities/special needs

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Programs of PAVE

Community Inclusion Program (CIP), 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 (F2FHIC), is a program that serves families who have children and youth with special health care needs age birth to 26 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 (PCP), 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. We work in partnership with school districts and can contract privately for individual plans.

Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center, helps parents and other professionals understand and advocate for individuals with a disability in the special education system. PTI coordinators provide family friendly printed information, educational workshops, one to one assistance, attendance at educational meetings when available and support in understanding your rights and responsibility to a free and appropriate public education for your child with special needs.

Pierce County Parent to Parent (P2P), provides emotional support and information on community resources for parents who have a child with a disability or chronic health need. Helping Parent Volunteers and staff assist families in coping with many challenging experiences and feelings and can contact families by phone, home visits, or hospital visits.

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP), provides one and two-day in-person workshops and one-hour webinars throughout the United States and overseas for military families and military personnel.  Topics include: Rights and Responsibilities (IDEA, IEP), Advocacy, SSI/Medicaid, TRICARE/ECHO/ABA, WILLs, Guardianships & Special Needs Trusts, Networking, IEP and 504 Breakouts. STOMP training provides families with federal information to gain a a better understanding of how to navigate through educational and medical systems when they have a child who has exceptional/special needs.  STOMP workshops and webinars are funded by the Army, Navy and Air Force who determine the locations and workshop or webinar topics per installation.



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