Washington state informational and networking events for families with children with special health needs

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Jan
27
Thu
Telling Your Story with a Purpose Workshop @ online
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Do you want to make your voice heard? Join us for this free 2 part virtual workshop on advocacy and leadership and learn to:

-identify a policy or systems issue where you would like to make a difference.

-follow a process that can be used to develop a 2-3 minute presentation for delivery to decision-makers.

Jan
28
Fri
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ online
Jan 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ online

Join us for our first Youth Mental Health First Aid of 2022! YMHFA teaches adults how to provide immediate help to youth who are in a mental health crisis. Space is limited and open to residents of Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Clark, Skamania, Klickitat, and Pierce.

STOMP Brunch and Learn “Need to Know” Webinar Series for Military Families @ online
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
STOMP Brunch and Learn “Need to Know” Webinar Series for Military Families @ online

Join Us for the Brunch & Learn ” Need to Know” Webinar Series!
Each webinar is 90-minutes and designed to provide information and resources to military EFMP families to help them access and navigate the educational and medical services.

Registration is free and open to all service members!

Dates and Topics:
November 19, 2021: TRICARE, ECHO, & ABA
December 17, 2021: IEP SMART Goals
January 28, 2022: 504 Plans/Accommodations
February 25, 2022: Student Led IEP
March 25, 2022: Supported Decision Making & Person Centered Planning
April 29, 2022: Financial Planning for the Future
May 27, 2022: Planning a PCS Move

Feb
1
Tue
Washington State Parent to Parent Network @ online
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Washington State Parent to Parent Network @ online

WA STATE FATHERS NETWORK MONTHLY WEBINARS
Cost: Free
Time: 7:30—8:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual – A Zoom link will be sent a week before each session to those who registered
Men, Women and All Couples Are Welcome
All Sessions Will Be Recorded
SESSION SCHEDULE
• January 4 Sibling Support: 7 Simple Strategies for Parents to Connect with Their Typically Developing Kids
• February 1 Washington State Parent to Parent Network
• March 1 Planning for Housing: Accessing Benefits, Roommate Matching, and Shared Living Development Services
• April 5 Helping Our Children Develop Meaningful Relationships
• May 3 Social Communication 101
• June 7 Supporting Bilingualism for Children with Special Needs
Register for one or more sessions. The Registration page contains links to the session descriptions and information about the presenters.
REGISTER

Feb
3
Thu
Telling Your Story with a Purpose Workshop @ online
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Do you want to make your voice heard? Join us for this free 2 part virtual workshop on advocacy and leadership and learn to:

-identify a policy or systems issue where you would like to make a difference.

-follow a process that can be used to develop a 2-3 minute presentation for delivery to decision-makers.

Feb
10
Thu
King County School to Work – Preparing for Life After School @ online
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn About School-to-Work Programs, How to Apply, Meet & Greet, and More!

Feb
11
Fri
Sharing Down Syndrome in Pierce County: Parents Night In @ online
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sharing Down Syndrome in Pierce County: Parents Night In @ online

Monthly on the 2nd Friday of each month at 7 PM.
A group for parents and caregivers of individuals with Down Syndrome.

Grab your dinner, a tasty beverage, and your phone, tablet, or computer – and join us online for social time together!
This group is about social connection, building community, emotional support, laughter, sharing resources, and just having a safe place to talk with other people who get it.
What to Expect:

  • Good conversation
  • Building community
  • Connecting to other parents
  • Sharing community resources

Questions:
Doreen VanderVort : (253)565-2266 ext 107
PAVE Pierce County Programs: P2P@wapave.org
Sharing Down Syndrome in Pierce County – SDSPC@wapave.org

Feb
13
Sun
Calling Autistic Parents @ The Arc of King County
Feb 13 @ 7:29 pm – 8:29 pm
Calling Autistic Parents @ The Arc of King County

Square Pegs has a new group just for autistic and neurodivergent parents. They meet the 2nd Sunday of each month here at The Arc from 10am-12pm. If you have questions they can contact Jen.St.Cyr@gmail.com or Gina@bunster.org

Feb
25
Fri
STOMP Brunch and Learn “Need to Know” Webinar Series for Military Families @ online
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
STOMP Brunch and Learn “Need to Know” Webinar Series for Military Families @ online

Join Us for the Brunch & Learn ” Need to Know” Webinar Series!
Each webinar is 90-minutes and designed to provide information and resources to military EFMP families to help them access and navigate the educational and medical services.

Registration is free and open to all service members!

Dates and Topics:
November 19, 2021: TRICARE, ECHO, & ABA
December 17, 2021: IEP SMART Goals
January 28, 2022: 504 Plans/Accommodations
February 25, 2022: Student Led IEP
March 25, 2022: Supported Decision Making & Person Centered Planning
April 29, 2022: Financial Planning for the Future
May 27, 2022: Planning a PCS Move

Mar
1
Tue
Planning for Housing: Accessing Benefits, Roommate Matching, and Shared Living Development Services @ online
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Planning for Housing: Accessing Benefits, Roommate Matching, and Shared Living Development Services @ online

WA STATE FATHERS NETWORK MONTHLY WEBINARS
Cost: Free
Time: 7:30—8:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual – A Zoom link will be sent a week before each session to those who registered
Men, Women and All Couples Are Welcome
All Sessions Will Be Recorded
SESSION SCHEDULE
• January 4 Sibling Support: 7 Simple Strategies for Parents to Connect with Their Typically Developing Kids
• February 1 Washington State Parent to Parent Network
• March 1 Planning for Housing: Accessing Benefits, Roommate Matching, and Shared Living Development Services
• April 5 Helping Our Children Develop Meaningful Relationships
• May 3 Social Communication 101
• June 7 Supporting Bilingualism for Children with Special Needs
Register for one or more sessions. The Registration page contains links to the session descriptions and information about the presenters.
REGISTER