Tickets to Mariner’s game available, Wed. August, 27, 2014-12:40pm

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There are still some tickets available for the Wednesday, August 27, 2014-12:40pm Mariner’s game

against the Texas Rangers.  If interested, please email greg.schell@kindering.org for tickets,

providing the address for mailing, and how many tickets requested.  First come, first served! 

Offer good until they are gone, or Friday, August 22nd by noon.

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Mark Your Calendars – 2014 WSFN Annual Conference

Save the Date!

Washington State Fathers Network State Conference

Saturday, October 11, 2014

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Microsoft Mixer/Commons 15255 NE 40th Street

Redmond, Washington 98052

According to dads having children with special needs this day is one of the most important of their year. The chance to update information on a variety of topics critical to dads, discussing important issues with other dads in very similar situations, and discovering our strengths as fathers , makes this day uniquely powerful. This is a perfect time to celebrate being a dad. Bragging about our kids is also a cool thing. More information available on a regular basis between now and October 11th. Plan on joining us! Stay in contact by connecting to fathersnetwork.org 

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Reminder – Bellevue Chapter Discussion Saturday

WHEN:
Saturday, May 17, 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!

Fathers Network Campout-June 13,14,15, 2014

Fathers Network Campout-June 13,14,15, 2014

Washington Park, Anacortes, Washington

The 31th Annual Fathers Network Campout in beautiful Washington Park, in Anacortes, WA is on the calendar and reserved! Join us and celebrate dads and families as only one can when having a child with special needs!

If this is a new experience for you, plan on lots of fun, and meeting great people! Kids, whether young or old, love having the freedom to play, explore, eat, laugh, and celebrate around the magic of the campfire. As Mark Twain once said, “Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” You couldn’t do it in a nicer place with nicer people.

The campout officially begins Friday night, and ends about noon on Sunday. We have reserved the large group camping area at no cost to you. This event is open to ALL families who have children with special needs. Family friends are also welcome, as we know some of these friendships are unique and important in the lives of our children, and ourselves. Come on out and meet some great people and help us celebrate Fathers Day!


For details see the attached flyer.  We hope to see you and your kids there! 

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GUY TALK with Dr. Robert Naseef, May 2014

This month’s Fathers Roundtable hosted by the Autism Brainstorm and Dr. Robert Naseef just finished up (May 4th). The archived session can be viewed on Autism Brainstorm’s YouTube channel (or click the embedded video below). This particular hangout featured the one and only James May.  James took the lead in our conversation on how to honor the mothers of our children.

 http://youtu.be/nqPy4_IhH-g

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 June 8th. The topic for the next chat will be Being and Becoming Fathers and will feature our own Greg Schell as the special guest.

 

Reminder Bellevue Chapter Meeting Saturday, May 3

A special invitation this week to Kindering Dads, especially those that have not met us yet. See attached flyer for more details. Better yet, share the attached flyer with a dad that may not have met us yet!

Come for the donuts and stay for the conversation (or coffee). Join us at the Kindering Center from 9:30-noon. If you can’t make it for the whole time come for what you can. Hope to see you there!

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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!