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

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Jan
28
Sat
Social-Emotional Development for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing @ online
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Social-Emotional Development for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing @ online

This interactive online workshop is for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sat, January 28 9:00-10:30 AM
Social-Emotional development
Learn what social emotional health is and ways to support the social-emotional needs of our children (spoiler alert – they’re the same as adult needs!).

Jan
31
Tue
Native Family Support Group @ online
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Native Family Support Group @ online

What to Expect:

  • Different Topics to help you navigate the school year
  • Adding ways to cultivate and share your culture
  • Local resources for you to do both.

Topics covered each month:

  • October 25 – Respect – Buffalo
  • November 29 – Bravery – Bear
  • December – No meeting – Generosity Butterfly
  • January 31 – Honesty – Raven
  • February 28 – Love – Eagle
  • March 28 – Humility – Wolf
  • April 25 – Truth – Turtle
Feb
9
Thu
Dads helping Dads @ online
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dads helping Dads @ online

2nd Thursday of every month – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Feb
10
Fri
Sharing Down Syndrome in Pierce County: Parents Night In @ online
Feb 10 @ 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
12
Sun
Calling Autistic Parents @ The Arc of King County
Feb 12 @ 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
20
Mon
Cerebral Palsy Caregiver Support Group @ online
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Cerebral Palsy Caregiver Support Group @ online

Join a monthly gathering of parents/caregivers of children with CP. During each meeting, you will hear from and engage with a guest speaker, and you will also spend time providing each other with community and support.

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month from 5:30-6:30 PM via Zoom

Zoom room:
https://seattlechildrens.zoom.us/j/89149350457

Feb
22
Wed
What’s Up Wednesday @ online
Feb 22 @ 12:02 am – 1:02 am
What's Up Wednesday @ online

Last year families asked if we could plan our virtual family meet ups around sign language classes. After reaching out to organizations that offer sign classes, we have moved our virtual family meetings to the 4th Wednesday of the month starting on Oct 26th 7-8 PM. (Nov’s meeting is on the 5th Wednesday of the month) Please share with families and professionals you know.

What’s Up Wednesday is a meeting hosted by our Guide By Your Side team of Parent Guides and special guests for families (parents, extended family and caregivers) of children who are DHH to come together to meet other families, learn helpful tips and tools, ask questions, share support, celebrations and stories.

Captioning and ASL interpreting is provided.

Additional language interpreting upon request 2 weeks prior

Future topics include:

  • New to the Journey
  • What’s Safety Got to Do with It?
  • Technologies that Support Access
  • Understanding Parent Rights (Safeguards) and How to Use Them Effectively
  • and more!

Join via Zoom https://zoom.us/joinMeeting ID: 939 8330 9951 Passcode: whatsup

NUEVO DÍA- Qué tal Miércoles

El año pasado las familias preguntaron si podríamos planear nuestras reuniones familiares en línea de acuerdo a las clases de lenguajes de señas. Después de contactar a las organizaciones que ofrecen clases de señas, movimos nuestras reuniones al cuarto miércoles de cada mes comenzando el 26 de octubre de 7-8 PM.

(La reunión de noviembre será el quinto miércoles del mes).

Por favor comparte con otras familias y profesionales que conozcas.

 

Los próximos temas incluyen:

  • Nuevo en el camino
  • ¿Qué tiene que ver la seguridad con esto?
  • Tecnología que permite el acceso
  • Entendiendo los derechos de los padres (garantías) y ¡cómo usar la terminología eficazmente y más!

 

Qué tal miércoles es una reunión organizada por el equipo de Guía a Su Lado de Padres Guías e invitados especiales para familias (padres, familia extendida y cuidadores) de niños sordos o hipoacúsicos para que se reúnan y conozcan otras familias, aprendan consejos y herramientas útiles, hagan preguntas, compartan apoyo, logros e historias.

 

Subtítulos e interpretación del Lenguaje de señas americano serán ofrecidos.

La interpretación de algún idioma adicional deberá solicitarse dos semanas previas a la reunión

 

Fechas para Qué tal miércoles de 7-8  PM del 2022/23.

26 de octubre

30 de noviembre

25 de enero

22 de febrero

22 de marzo

26 de abril

24 de mayo

 

Únete via Zoom https://zoom.us/join

ID de la reunión: 939 8330 9951

Contraseña: whatsup

elisa.torres@wahandsandvoices.org

425.268.7087

Feb
25
Sat
Brain-Body Parenting for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing @ online
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Brain-Body Parenting for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing @ online
This interactive online workshop is for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Learn about the work of Dr. Mona Delahooke, our nervous system and how the brain- body connection works – you’ll start to understand the WHY behind your children’s behaviors!

Feb
28
Tue
Familias Resilientes @ online
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Familias Resilientes @ online

Familias Resilientes Spanish speaking group –El cuarto martes del mes 6pm-7pm (excluyendo feriados) –
The 4th Tuesday of every month from 6 pm – 7 pm (except holidays)

*Este es un grupo en donde los padres que tienen niños con distintas habilidades pueden venir y conversar y aprender.

¿Qué es? Es un grupo para padres y cuidadores de personas con discapacidades que tal vez tienen necesidades médicas o con aprendizaje especiales. También es un lugar donde usted puede conocer otros padres con los mismos sueños, esperanzas y preocupaciones. Además, este es un lugar donde reír, compartir recursos y apoyo. Es un lugar donde simplemente se puede hablar con confianza y ser entendido.

What is this group all about? A Spanish speaking group for parents and caregivers of individuals with disabilities, special healthcare or learning needs. A place to meet other parents with the same dreams, hopes and concerns. This group is about laughter, sharing resources, support, and just having a safe place to talk about whatever is on your mind.

When /¿Cuando? The 4th Tuesday of every month (except holidays)- El cuarto martes del mes (excluyendo feriados)

What time/ ¿A qué hora? 6 – 7:00 pm

Where/ ¿Donde? Zoom online

Questions ¿Preguntas? (Padre a Padre Nincy Erazo)

P2P@wapave.org

253-565-2266 ext 115 

Native Family Support Group @ online
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Native Family Support Group @ online

What to Expect:

  • Different Topics to help you navigate the school year
  • Adding ways to cultivate and share your culture
  • Local resources for you to do both.

Topics covered each month:

  • October 25 – Respect – Buffalo
  • November 29 – Bravery – Bear
  • December – No meeting – Generosity Butterfly
  • January 31 – Honesty – Raven
  • February 28 – Love – Eagle
  • March 28 – Humility – Wolf
  • April 25 – Truth – Turtle