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

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Dec
7
Tue
Guardianships and Trusts @ online
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Guardianships and Trusts @ online

WA STATE FATHERS NETWORK MONTHLY WEBINARS
Cost: Free
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual – A confirmation with a Zoom link will be sent to you after registering
Men, Women and All Couples Are Welcome
All Sessions Will Be Recorded
SESSION SCHEDULE
• June 8 Introduction to Housing Options
• July 6 An Introduction to the Office of the Education Ombuds and Resources for Parental Advocacy
• August 3 Helping Our Children Develop Meaningful Relationships
• September 7 Financial Strategies
• October 5 Special Education: 10 Tips for Advocating for Your Child
• November 2 Maintaining Relationship Resilience While Parenting a Child with
Special Needs
• December 7 Guardianships and Trusts
Register for one or more sessions. The Registration page contains links to the session descriptions and information about the presenters.

Dec
9
Thu
Health Equity and Rare Disorders @ online
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Health Equity and Rare Disorders @ online

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Rare Disease Diversity Coalition (RDDC) on a three-part webinar series discussing the role that health care providers play in addressing health inequity in the rare disease community. The series will explore underlying issues that lead to inequities and encourage participants to evaluate their interactions with members of the rare disease community from marginalized groups.

Join us for the first part in the series on December 9 for a discussion about the disproportionate impact of rare disorders on communities of color, including barriers to access for early and accurate diagnosis, affordable health care, referrals to specialists, provision of educational and support services, and participation in clinical trials. This webinar will be moderated by Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association, and feature a primary health care physician, a genetic counselor, and a rare disease patient advocate.

This webinar is intended for all members of the rare disease community, including those that care for and advance research on behalf of those living with a rare disease.

Dec
10
Fri
Sharing Down Syndrome in Pierce County: Parents Night In @ online
Dec 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

Dec
12
Sun
Creating Connections @ online
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Creating Connections @ online

A virtual series for parents and caregivers of loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The second Sunday of each month, 10-11:30 am via Zoom
Sept. 12th – Special Education and Recovery Services
Oct. 10th – Supported Decision Making
Nov. 14th – How to Renew Guardianship
Dec. 12th – Overview of Housing Models
To join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86135234550

No RSVP is required to attend. Contact RNemhauser@arcofkingcounty.org or 206-829-7046 for questions, language interpretation, or to request accommodations.

Calling Autistic Parents @ The Arc of King County
Dec 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

Dec
17
Fri
STOMP Brunch and Learn “Need to Know” Webinar Series for Military Families @ online
Dec 17 @ 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

Jan
9
Sun
Calling Autistic Parents @ The Arc of King County
Jan 9 @ 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

Jan
14
Fri
Sharing Down Syndrome in Pierce County: Parents Night In @ online
Jan 14 @ 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

Jan
28
Fri
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
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