Special Needs

A Great Time and Successful Conference Again

You may have heard that this last Saturday (October 6th) was the Washington State Fathers’ Network’s annual state conference.  We are still going over the evaluation forms, but the early glimpses of the feedback from dads has been nothing but positive.  We did have a couple of flipcharts out for dads to leave comments or [...]

By | October 7th, 2012|1 Comment

Smart911 Comes to King County!

For families that include a member with complex medical or other special needs, 911 can be a number dialed more than once. For some of our families it really is a question of when and how often we dial those three numbers. For these families it is often very important that the professional responders be informed about a lengthy medical history, or list of medications, etc. Sharing that information with the responders when they arrive on the scene can take up precious response and treatment time. Much of that information can be provided to some responders, like paramedics, through a “premise sheet” filed with the local fire department (not all fire departments use premise sheets, and some call it something different – when talking to your fire department ask if they have a form you can fill out to give them information about a child with a disability in advance of calling 911). However, King County is taking this a step further. They are implementing a program called Smart911. This allows families to register emergency information online (in a secure database) that is instantly available to 911 operators and emergency responders.  As an online database, it is easier to manage your data and keep it up to date if there are any relevant changes (medicine changes, medical changes, etc.). […]

By | October 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Smart911 Comes to King County!

WSFN State Conference Save the Date!

Washington State Fathers Network State Conference Saturday, October 6, 2012 8:30am-4:30pm Microsoft Campus, Redmond, WA We invite all dads across the state having children with special needs to join other great dads for an exciting, informative, insightful conference just for dads! The WSFN State Conference will be on the Microsoft Campus, a world class venue [...]

By | August 30th, 2012|Comments Off on WSFN State Conference Save the Date!