[For the Dads] Dads Meeting, Saturday, February 21, 2015-9:30 to noon-Kindering Bothell

Dads,

This Saturday, February 21st we meet at Kindering Bothell-9:30 to noon!

Lots to discuss, so add your topics to the list.  Great dads, great coffee,

healthy treats, and incredible discussions!  Join us for a memorable morning.

 

If you have questions or suggestions, email me before 7:00am on Saturday.

Contact:  greg.schell@kindering.org

 

Note:  Access to the meeting is through the North Doors of the building,

located at:  19801 North Creek Parkway, Suite 200, Bothell, WA 98011

 

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.”

 

This Saturday’s Fathers Meeting

This Saturday, February 7th, dads will meet at Kindering Bellevue, 9:30-noon.

Some discussion will cover the Super Bowl outcome, but then we will get

serious and discuss the important issues dads bring to the meeting. Last

meeting we talk quite a bit about school placement and IEPs.  We may have

exhausted the topic, but there are so many aspects to this-maybe not.

Other topics await!  Looking forward to seeing you.

 

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.”

 

February 2015 Guy Chat

What: Guy Chat with Dr. Robert Naseef hosted by Autism Brainstorm
When: Sunday, February 8, 2015  @ 6:00PM Pacific
Where: Google+ Hangout

This Sunday’s Guy Talk hangout with Dr. Robert Naseef will tackle a difficult, and most likely heated topic.

What’s a father to do when his son who is nonverbal and has autism is abused by his special education teacher? Are we powerless as parents to protect our children with special needs? In Sacramento California, Keith Caldwell is stepping up to make a diffefence for his son and others. He is taking action through legal means and social media. Check the background of the story at http://fox40.com/2014/10/30/parents-say-children-with-autism-abused-at-rocklin-school/. Join us this Sunday (February 8) at 6:00 PM Pacific Time. Dr. Naseef will facilitate a conversation and Keith will be our featured contributor. Mark you calendars. Listen and join the conversation.

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_DvfT4W0T5JJpk15op

Next month, Dr. Michael Hannon will share his research on African-American fathers raisng children with ASD.

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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