Dad’s Meeting, Saturday, January 24, 2015-Kindering Bellevue, 9:30-Noon

Yes, the meeting this Saturday is a prelude to the WSFN Super Bowl Party the next weekend-specifically February 1st.  What does that mean?  This Saturday we get to talk Seahawks, make outlandish predictions, agree to disagree about the final score of the game, and oh, discuss important issues for dads.  Bring your humor and let the “game” begin.  Look forward to seeing you!

 

Check out the information about the WSFN Super Bowl Party on the blog/website:  www.fathersnetwork.org    Let me know if you have any questions.

Contact:  greg.schell@kindering.org

  “A powerful voice for fathers and families of children with special needs”     

    Kindering Bellevue | 16120 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008

 

Dr. Temple Grandin Speaking in Everett Jan 30

Dr. Temple Grandin will be giving her speech “The Way I See It” at the Everett Civic Auditorium on January 30th from 7:30pm – 9:00pm. The fee is $25.00 and you van purchase tickets and get more information at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/876170
Here is a summary of the event from that website:
Dr. Temple Grandin – “The Way I See It”

Mary Temple Grandin is an American doctor of animal science, a professor at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, an autistic activist, and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She also created the “hug box,” a device to calm those on the autism spectrum.

Her accomplishments as a speaker, author and advocate earned her a place among TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2010 in the “Heroes” category, and her life story was the subject of the acclaimed 2010 HBO biopic, “Temple Grandin,” winner of seven Emmy awards and a Golden Globe.  Grandin’s insights into animal behavior and her innovations in livestock handling have revolutionized food-animal welfare. Along the way, Grandin has also inspired people around the world as a champion for individuals with autism and their families. 

Temple Grandin is world-famous for using insights gained from her autism to lead dramatic improvements in the livestock industry. A professor at Colorado State for more than 20 years, Grandin is a celebrated speaker who lectures internationally on autism and livestock handling.

Her speech “The Way I See It,” will focus on autism. The following day, January 31, she will present on livestock handling at the Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool in Stanwood, WA.

Reminder Meeting at Kindering Bellevue, Saturday, January 10, 2015 9:30-Noon

Let’s try something a bit different this meeting.  You get to bring the treats!  Coffee & tea will be

provided but the rest will be left to your creativity.  Look forward to tasting your great ideas.

Since this is the first meeting of the new year it would be helpful to check in and see

what topics are of high interest for you, so we will take some time to do a short survey.

Also, bring any hot issues and your wonderful sense of humor.  Happy New Year!

See you soon.

 

If you have questions or suggestions, please email me at:  greg.schell@kindering.org

 

Contact & Meeting Location:

425-653-4286

16120 NE 8th Street

Bellevue, WA 98008

fathersnetwork.org

A program of Kindering

“A powerful voice for fathers and families of children with special needs.”

 

FW: WSFN Happy New Year!

Passing along a new year’s wish from Greg to all of you dads out there. Here is to hoping 2015 is filled with wonderfully happy memories to come!Sent from my Windows Phone


From: Greg Schell
Sent: ‎1/‎2/‎2015 11:24
Subject: WSFN Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  May 2015 be one of the very best years of your life!  Attached are a couple of things you may find interesting-one an article requested by Association of Maternal and Child Health, and our latest Connections newsletter.  Thank all of you for caring about fathers in your communities and making this world a much better place!  Remember to check out our website, www.fathersnetwork.org for a variety of interesting information.

                                             Greg Schell | Kindering | Director, Fathers Network | 425-653-4286 | greg.schell@kindering.org

                                                                                            “A powerful voice for fathers and families of children with special needs”     

                                                                 Kindering Bellevue | 16120 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008 | 425-747-4004 Main Line | 425-747-1069 Main Fax

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Meeting at Bothell this Saturday, December 20, 10:00AM to Noon

Hello,

The holidays are a wonderful time for children particularly.  Remember those days?  Let’s spend some time thinking back to what made those days fun for us or what made them not so fun. Is it possible to apply some of that knowledge to our holiday times with our children right now?  Also bring any other issues important to you, and some holiday humor!  Coffee will be hot and donuts low cal!

 

This is a Kindering Bothell meeting so make sure you know the address:  19801 N. Creek Parkway, Suite 200, Bothell, WA 98011.

Entry to the building is on the North Side.  WSFN signs will be up to point the way.  Oh, if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions please email me before 7:00AM on Saturday.

See you there!

 

Greg Schell

Director, Washington State Fathers Network (WSFN)

 

425-653-4286

16120 NE 8th Street

Bellevue, WA 98008

Fax:  425-747-1069

fathersnetwork.org

A program of Kindering

 

“A powerful voice for fathers and families of children with special needs.”

 

Wrap Up: GUY TALK with Dr. Robert Naseef, December 2014

This past Sunday was the December installment of Guy Talk with Dr. Robert Naseef. Kathleen Tehrani of AutismBrainstorm was a wonderful host, yet again, as Dr.Naseef facilitated a conversation among the panelists answering the question:  What can fathers give their families for the holidays? Dr. Stephen Shore was the featured contributor and shared his experiences growing up with autism and his observations and suggestions for how fathers can make a difference around holidays, celebrations, and every day. Then the rest of the panelists took turns sharing their families’ experiences and traditions around the holiday seasons. It was another amazing installment in this series and probably one of the can’t miss episodes. 

If you missed this hangout you can catch it on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/DTcYYmpxajU

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).  The discussion occur as a Google+ Hangout that is both broadcast live and archived for later watching.  You can find the archived discussions on YouTube at the following playlist link:  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNVprmGNhO93mr_DvfT4W0T5JJpk15op5

GUY TALK with Dr Robert Naseef: What can fathers give their families for the holidays?

When: Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 6:00PM Pacific

Where: Google+ Hangout (Edit: link added 12/11)

This Sunday’s Guy Talk hangout with Dr. Robert Naseef will focus on answering the question:  What can fathers give their families for the holidays?

With the holiday shopping frenzy upon us, mothers are busier than ever and stressed.  The joy and excitement of this season is in even shorter supply for parents of children with autism and other special needs.  Most parents envision their excited child having fun with new toys, yet many parents of children with special needs are confronted with celebrations marred by meltdowns and disappointment.What can fathers give their families?  How can men show up and make a difference?

Join us Sunday December 14 at 6:00 PM Pacific Time for Guy Talk moderated by Dr. Robert Naseef. Dr. Stephen Shore will be our featured contributor and will share his experiences growing up with autism and his observations and suggestions for how fathers can make a difference around holidays, celebrations, and every day.

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).  The discussion occur as a Google+ Hangout that is both broadcast live and archived for later watching.  You can find the archived discussions on YouTube at the following playlist link:  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNVprmGNhO93mr_DvfT4W0T5JJpk15op5

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Saturday, December 6th, 9:30-noon, Dads meet in Bellevue at Kindering

Our last meeting was an informative discussion on what being thankful meant for each of us.  Our children were one of the things a lot of us discussed.  Our children are very powerful people in our lives and often times beyond.  One of the topics we’ll cover will be identifying how our children influence us in positive ways.  Depending on what is happening with your child currently it may be easy or difficult.  Regardless, it is a very interesting and informative topic considering we live with these perceptions and they definitely help form our lives.  Looking to your insights!

 

We meet at Kindering, 16120 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008 from 9:30-noon.  Come for all or part of the meeting.  It will be good to see you.

 

Questions/suggestions?    Email Greg:  greg.schell@kindering.org