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

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May
27
Fri
STOMP Brunch and Learn “Need to Know” Webinar Series for Military Families @ online
May 27 @ 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

Jun
7
Tue
Supporting Bilingualism for Children with Special Needs @ online
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Supporting Bilingualism for Children with Special Needs @ 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

Jun
9
Thu
Pediatric Complex Care Seminar: Dysautonomia @ online
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Pediatric Complex Care Seminar: Dysautonomia @ online

Collaborative Conversations with Families to Advance the Clinical Care of Children with Medical Complexities and Disabilities (C6) is a 10-part seminar series that builds on an international study, completed in 2020, designed to highlight key clinical research questions for the care of children with neurodisability and medical complexity.

The series is led by complex care pediatricians Dr. Eyal Cohen and Dr. Catherine Diskin from the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada, and Dr. Rishi Agrawal from Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, as well as Family Voices representatives Nora Wells, Cara Coleman, and Kate Robinson.

Each one-hour seminar will be hosted on Zoom and will include a panel of national experts, both clinical and caregiver. Seminars will begin with an overview of the topic and a conversation on shared decision making in pediatric complex care. The goal is to build a community of practice. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions, share insights, and engage with the panel.

Family caregivers, youth, and friends of children with medical complexity (CMC) are welcome to join along with health care professionals, researchers, policy makers, and anyone invested in advancing clinical care in CMC.

The C6 seminar series is funded through a grant from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Jul
18
Mon
Legal Transitions to Adulthood Class @ online
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Legal Transitions to Adulthood Class @ online

What is the Legal Transitions to Adulthood Class?
Attorneys present information for parents and caregivers of youth who are approaching adulthood who will need ongoing support, help with decision-making, disability-related benefits, and other services. The young person may also attend.

What does the class cover?
Public benefits:
• SSI, DDA
• Financial planning to maintain eligibility Legal decision-making:
• Supported decision-making
• (Durable) powers of attorney
• Legal guardianship

Can I get legal advice for my child’s specific situation?
No legal advice will be given, and attorneys are not able to offer specific recommendations. The class covers general information about legal rights and processes and includes a question and answer section. Attorneys cannot help families apply for guardianship or complete court paperwork.

Do I need a computer to take the virtual class?
It helps to have access to a computer or smartphone to be able to see the presenters and materials. Class participants can call into the Zoom meeting by phone. We need an email or physical address to send the class invite and materials.

How much does it cost? The class is free.

How do I register?
Email legaltransitionsclass@seattlechildrens.org with this information:
• First and last name of person attending, phone number and contact email
• City and state
• Preferred language
• Preferred date (Mar 21, May 16, July 18, Sept 19, Nov 21)
Emails missing any of this information cannot be processed.
You may also ask your Seattle Children’s provider to register you

Sep
19
Mon
Legal Transitions to Adulthood Class @ online
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Legal Transitions to Adulthood Class @ online

What is the Legal Transitions to Adulthood Class?
Attorneys present information for parents and caregivers of youth who are approaching adulthood who will need ongoing support, help with decision-making, disability-related benefits, and other services. The young person may also attend.

What does the class cover?
Public benefits:
• SSI, DDA
• Financial planning to maintain eligibility Legal decision-making:
• Supported decision-making
• (Durable) powers of attorney
• Legal guardianship

Can I get legal advice for my child’s specific situation?
No legal advice will be given, and attorneys are not able to offer specific recommendations. The class covers general information about legal rights and processes and includes a question and answer section. Attorneys cannot help families apply for guardianship or complete court paperwork.

Do I need a computer to take the virtual class?
It helps to have access to a computer or smartphone to be able to see the presenters and materials. Class participants can call into the Zoom meeting by phone. We need an email or physical address to send the class invite and materials.

How much does it cost? The class is free.

How do I register?
Email legaltransitionsclass@seattlechildrens.org with this information:
• First and last name of person attending, phone number and contact email
• City and state
• Preferred language
• Preferred date (Mar 21, May 16, July 18, Sept 19, Nov 21)
Emails missing any of this information cannot be processed.
You may also ask your Seattle Children’s provider to register you

Nov
21
Mon
Legal Transitions to Adulthood Class @ online
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Legal Transitions to Adulthood Class @ online

What is the Legal Transitions to Adulthood Class?
Attorneys present information for parents and caregivers of youth who are approaching adulthood who will need ongoing support, help with decision-making, disability-related benefits, and other services. The young person may also attend.

What does the class cover?
Public benefits:
• SSI, DDA
• Financial planning to maintain eligibility Legal decision-making:
• Supported decision-making
• (Durable) powers of attorney
• Legal guardianship

Can I get legal advice for my child’s specific situation?
No legal advice will be given, and attorneys are not able to offer specific recommendations. The class covers general information about legal rights and processes and includes a question and answer section. Attorneys cannot help families apply for guardianship or complete court paperwork.

Do I need a computer to take the virtual class?
It helps to have access to a computer or smartphone to be able to see the presenters and materials. Class participants can call into the Zoom meeting by phone. We need an email or physical address to send the class invite and materials.

How much does it cost? The class is free.

How do I register?
Email legaltransitionsclass@seattlechildrens.org with this information:
• First and last name of person attending, phone number and contact email
• City and state
• Preferred language
• Preferred date (Mar 21, May 16, July 18, Sept 19, Nov 21)
Emails missing any of this information cannot be processed.
You may also ask your Seattle Children’s provider to register you