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

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May
24
Tue
2022 Fatherhood Summit @ online
May 24 – May 26 all-day
2022 Fatherhood Summit @ online

This three-day event starts Tuesday, May 24, and concludes Thursday, May 26. We’ll start each day with a welcome message at 8:30 a.m. and our activities will conclude a little after 1 p.m.

We’ve got presentations, forums and panels scheduled with leadership from Washington state agencies, experts in the education field, and advocates for fathers everywhere.

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in our 2022 Fatherhood Photo Contest! You can vote on your favorite fatherhood photo and can submit photos until 5 p.m. on May 5. The Summit Award winner will receive a $200 gift certificate and the next five vote getters will receive $100 gift certificates. Click here for the photo submission form and instructions.

We’re still looking for dads to take part in our Dads Panel roundtable discussions and service providers to take part in our fatherhood program showcase discussion. You can fill out this application and join us for our Day 2 discussion.

May
26
Thu
Saying It Out Loud Conference @ online
May 26 all-day
Saying It Out Loud Conference @ online

Honoring and recognizing the many structures and diverse expressions of families, biological and chosen.

The 2022 Annual SIOL Conference will be Virtual

Thursday, May 26

The Saying It Out Loud (SIOL) Conference focuses on information sharing and networking to improve behavioral health services and decrease disparities faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals. The conference strives to provide space to educate and share knowledge with attendees to better serve and support LGBTQ+ individuals and their families. Dialogue is encouraged across all topics that touch and impact individuals including understanding how difference with regards to gender identity and sexuality impact overall behavioral and physical health, self-determination and well-being. All are welcome. Attendees in the past have included professionals from many areas such as behavioral health (mental health and substance use) across all ages and populations, non-profit agencies who serve LGBTQ+ individuals and families, child welfare, education, criminal justice, etc. This year’s conference is scheduled to take place virtually on May 26th. The conference has had continued success and growth year after year and the goal of the conference is to continue making an impact in the lives of individuals for years to come. The conference is sponsored by the Health Care Authority (HCA), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR).

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

May
28
Sat
Virtual Smooth Talkers @ online
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A virtual AAC-User and family meetup for people of all ages and abilities who use technology to communicate.
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MAY 28TH
JUNE 25TH

To join: https://zoom.us/j/93208798502

For questions: email Jae Kim at Jkim@arcofkingcounty.org

(Image description: The flyer is yellow with one orange box and two blue boxes. It has black and white texts. Left side below The Arc logo has a clipart of the left hand holding iPad and scrolling with the right hand. Right side of the flyer has a white figure of a person holding an iPad. Left bottom of the page has a picture of a boy smiling at his iPad and is sitting on a sofa. He is wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt with light gray pants and has black socks on. His hair is back and short. He is holding a black iPad in his left arm while putting his right arm behind of his head. There is a red-ish pillow on the sofa.)

Jun
7
Tue
Father’s Network Monthly Webinar @ online
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Father's Network Monthly Webinar @ online

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

June 7: Supporting Bilingualism for Children with Special Needs
July 5: How to Share the Load When Raising a Child with Behavioral Challenges
August 2: Sexual Assault Awareness & Response: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know
September 6: Special Education: 10 Tips for Advocating for Your Child
October 4: Financial Strategies
November 1: Guardianships and Special Needs Trusts
December 6: Effective Communication as Couples After the Arrival of Children

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
Dads helping Dads @ online
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dads helping Dads @ online

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

Jun
10
Fri
Reuniones Familiares Virtuales 2022 @ online
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

THE ARC OF KING COUNTY Y DE PADRE A PADREPRESENTAN LAS ACTIVIDADES DE APOYO EN LÍNEAPARA LAS FAMILIAS DURANTE LA CRISIS DEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19).

Facilitadora: Sandra Urite

Abril
Tema: Servicios de apoyo para elcomportamiento positivo
Viernes 8 de abril ~ 6pm a 8pm
(TENDREMOS SOLAMENTE UNA REUNIÓN)
Mayo
Tema: Organizando documentos ymanteniendo registros
Viernes 13 de mayo ~ 6pm a 8pm
Sábado 28 de mayo ~ 10 am a 12 pm
Junio
Tema: S ecretos del correoelectrónico: creación y uso
Viernes 10 de junio ~ 6pm a 8pm
Sábado 25 de junio ~ 10 am a 12 pm

Únase al Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82386470314?pwd=b0UxbFpVVmNDQ1ZGejZTN29ZcWphUT09
Meeting ID: 823 8647 0314
Passcode: 782498

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Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con
Sandra Urite al 206-829-7028 o Surite@arcofkingcounty.org

Sharing Down Syndrome in Pierce County: Parents Night In @ online
Jun 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

Jun
12
Sun
Calling Autistic Parents @ The Arc of King County
Jun 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