Washington state informational and networking events for families with children with special health needs
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A monthly virtual support group for the parents of autistic and transgender/nonbinary youth
The 4th Sunday of every month, 2-3:30pm Pacific time
Free membership is required on transfamilies.org to register for this group.
Professionally facilitated by parents of autistic and transgender/nonbinary youth, this one of kind group provides information and emotional support for parents by parents. For the days when you feel alone and isolated, and even more for the days when you’re proud and excited, meet us online for support, resource sharing, friendship and fun. Your unique family deserves unique support. Join us.
Do you feel alone to face the challenges of raising a child of a relative in Kinship Caregiving? Then RAPP is for you. Join a group of other caregivers and find the support you need.
Services include: One on one support, Group Support, Recreational activities, Educational services, Connection to resources
Tools 4 Success is a free, virtual conference designed for youth, young adults, and community members who experience a disability to dream, imagine and shape their future!
The conference focuses on career and college readiness and lifting up our youth, young adults, and community members who experience a disability. All of us need a circle of support. The Tools 4 Success Conference brings together the community to share their wisdom, insights, volunteer and paid work experience, college aspirations, resources, and more!
For twenty-four years (March 23, 1999 to the March 22, 2023) the conference was held in-person and by design on the Tacoma Community College Campus (TCC). Rooted to inspire, accessible by design, TCC offers a taste of a college campus. Since 2020 we are offering virtual conferences and welcome your ideas to keep dreaming so that we can shape our future!
If this is your first conference, welcome! If you are learning at home, welcome! We will be uploading as many resources as possible and tools from the sessions.
Sessions can include:
• Success Stories – hear from your peers!
• Build a better resume
• Employment advocacy – what are your rights?
• First impressions, how to create your own “about you” pitch
• Build your dream map – Person Centered Planning
• Preparing for a job interview
Visit the Tools 4 Success Conference website for more information!
Please join KCPC to learn about DVR services. We’ll hear about services for high schoolers with disabilities transitioning to adulthood.
Attend in person at the OESD or online via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8599141421.
RSVP is requested but not required to attend. Contact Melia Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-373-2502 *100.
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)
253-565-2266 ext 115
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
Doreen VanderVort : (253)565-2266 ext 107
PAVE Pierce County Programs: P2P@wapave.org
Sharing Down Syndrome in Pierce County – SDSPC@wapave.org
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