Reminder-Fathers Network Family Seminar on Saturday

Fathers Network Family Seminar, “Transition to Public Schools”

{Dads and Moms invited! No childcare provided.}

Saturday, April 12, 2014

10AM to Noon

Kindering-Bellevue

 

Join us for an informative seminar on “Transition to Public Schools,” focused

particularly on the move young students make from early intervention programs to

public schools.  A panel of parents and educators will identify key components of

communication and attitudes needed to make the transition as smooth and successful

as possible.  Robert Clayton, a dad, will introduce the tool “All About Me” as a means

of easing communication and delivering important information about your child to

school district educators.  Come with questions, & comments, and join others in

learning how to make the transition less stressful. 

Coffee and snacks provided.  Please RSVP to Greg Schell, 425-653-4286, or

greg.schell@kindering.org  so appropriate accommodations & materials are available.

See you there!

 

Note:  This is the only April meeting for the Fathers Network-Kindering Bellevue.

This is a change from the original calendar

Reminder – Bellevue Chapter Discussion Saturday

WHEN:
Saturday, March 29, 2014 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
WHERE:
Kindering Center
16120 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98008

Dads are invited to join other great dads for a good cup of coffee and valuable discussion.  Issues may be complicated for dads having children with special health care needs and/or disability.  Dads get this!  Dads are great resources for other dads!

Reminder – Snohomish County Chapter Discussion Thursday Night

WHEN:
Thursday, March 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE:
The Arc of Snohomish County
2500 Hewitt Avenue #300
Everett,WA 98201
USA

Dads are invited to join other great dads for a good cup of coffee and valuable discussion.  Issues may be complicated for dads having children with special health care needs and/or disability.  Dads get this!  Dads are great resources for other dads!

You can find more details on our calendar here:

Planning for the Future: Join us on March 26th for this Kindering Speaker Series Topic! Register by March 19th

This just came across my email and I know that there are a few fathers in the network that are interested in this topic.  The Kindering Speaker Series is a really nice format for discussions like this. 
From: Kindering
Sent: ‎Monday‎, ‎March‎ ‎10‎, ‎2014 ‎10‎:‎39‎ ‎AM
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Kindering Speaker Series

We still have space available 

 Planning for the Future:

Guardianship, Special Needs Trusts

& other Planning Issues for Families

when a child has a disability

 


When
WEDNESDAY
March 26th, 2014
 From 6:00pm to 8:30pm


Where
KINDERING
16120 NE 8TH STREET
Bellevue, WA 98008
Main Line: 425-747-4004

Special thanks to:

Thompson & Howle, PS  for providing this topic and

our Speaker Series Sponsor Pediatric Associates

 

Planning for the Future

Presented by Suzanne Howle, Thompson & Howle, PS

 

When a child has a disability, it is crucial to plan for their financial future so that when they become adults they will have the necessary financial assistance to live independently and with dignity.  Families will not have to worry about who will take care of their child if they are not there. This workshop will give an overview of what a special needs trust is all about, provide insights on guardianships, and identify a framework for families as they plan for the future.

 

There will be time for questions and group discussion as we learn from one another’s experiences as well.

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Guy Talk #11: Dealing with Insurance Carriers

The eleventh Fathers Roundtable hosted by the Autism Brainstorm and Dr. Robert Naseef just finished up (March 9th). The archived session can be viewed on Autism Brainstorm’s YouTube channel (or click the embedded video below). This particular hangout featured Scott Leshin of SJ Personal Healthcare Advocates (http://ww.sjpha.com).  Scott shared his story as the father of a child with special needs and his son’s medically complex start to life.  He then shared about how his frustrations dealing with insurance companies during those early years lead him to create SJ Personal Helathcare Advocates. Scott shared some tips for dealing with insurance companies and answered questions from the panel.

 

The Autism Brainstorm and Dr. Naseef have started these monthly online chat for fathers of children with special needs.  Each of the Google Hangout sessions will feature a panel of fathers to discuss issues related to being a father of a child with special needs.  Hangouts are scheduled to occur on the second Sunday of the month at 6:00pm Pacific Time (OK, it is scheduled for 9:00pm Eastern, but we are on the West Coast so I translated).  This schedules the next one to happen on April 13th.  Here is the current schedule for upcoming chats:

  • April 13:  Awareness and Acceptance of Autism and other Developmental Disabilities
  • May 4:    Appreciating Mothers: Tips for Men, special contributor Greg Shell, www.fathersnetwork.org (This is on the 1st Sunday, so we can be with our families on Mother’s Day.)
  • June 8:   Being and Becoming Fathers

Beyond that:

  • Puberty for adolescent boys with ASD
  • Transition to adulthood, etc.
  • Any suggestions?

Upcoming Schedule of Guy Talk with Dr. Robert Naseef

It is about that time again.  This Sunday (March 9th) will be the next Guy Talk with Dr. Robert Naseef.  The Autism Brainstorm and Dr. Naseef have started these monthly online chats for fathers of children with special needs.  Each of the Google Hangout sessions will feature a panel of fathers to discuss issues related to being a father of a child with special needs.  Hangouts are scheduled to occur on the second Sunday of the month at 6:00pm Pacific Time (OK, it is scheduled for 9:00pm Eastern, but we are on the West Coast so I translated).

 

This next chat will focus on dealing with insurance carriers and will feature Scott Leshin of SJ Personal Healthcare Advocates (http://ww.sjpha.com).  This is going to be an interesting discussion with issues surrounding health insurance being one of the biggest stressors (if not the biggest) in the lives of parents raising children with special needs.  I am sure that the panel will have a story or two to share!

 

Here is the current schedule for upcoming chats:
  • March 9:  Dealing with insurance carriers, special contributor, Scott Leshin, www.sjpha.com
  • April 13:  Awareness and Acceptance of Autism and other Developmental Disabilities
  • May 4:    Appreciating Mothers: Tips for Men, special contributor,Greg Shell, www.fathersnetwork.org(This is on the 1st Sunday, so we can be with our families on Mother’s Day.)
  • June 8:   Being and Becoming Fathers

 

Beyond that:
  • Puberty for adolescent boys with ASD
  • Transition to adulthood, etc.
  • Any suggestions?

Reminder – Snohomish County Chapter Discussion Tonight

WHEN:
February 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE:
The Arc of Snohomish County
2500 Hewitt Avenue #300
Everett,WA 98201
USA

Dads are invited to join other great dads for a good cup of coffee and valuable discussion.  Issues may be complicated for dads having children with special health care needs and/or disability.  Dads get this!  Dads are great resources for other dads!

You can find more details on our calendar here: