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Disability: Leadership and Activism

Wise is starting a new community conversation to create more opportunities for people who experience disabilities to become teachers, trainers, consultants, mentors, board members, leaders, etc.. Disability requires people to innovate. What we can learn from the disability experience is of great social value, especially as our population ages and more people experience disabilities. The time to [...]

By |2020-02-11T11:24:41-08:00February 17th, 2020|

Infant and Early Childhood Conference in Tacoma, Registration is Open – Sessions On Fathers, Inclusion and Advocacy

Registration has opened for the 2020 Infant and Early Childhood Conference in Tacoma on May 6, 7 & 8.  I want to especially call out the following sessions because they deal with fathers and/or  key issues for the Fathers Network; inclusion in the community and advocacy: Session A06 - Building Connections to Nature with Young [...]

By |2020-02-11T11:13:28-08:00February 15th, 2020|

Vibrant Palette Arts Center in Seattle

Vibrant Palette aims to serve adults with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities by providing a day program in a professional studio environment with a focus on learning about and creating visual arts. https://vibrantpalette.org/

By |2020-02-11T10:48:25-08:00February 12th, 2020|

All Children Have the Right to Play: The Need for Inclusive Playgrounds in Skagit County

On February 1st, while conducting the Telling Your Story with a Purpose workshop in Mt. Vernon, I met Andrea Poolman who is the grandmother of a young boy with cerebral palsy.  She's become an advocate for inclusion since experiencing the multiple ways her grandson and those with disabilities are excluded from activities others take for [...]

By |2020-02-03T15:48:11-08:00February 10th, 2020|

Special Education Advisory Council Community Forum: Defining Inclusion

Special Education Advisory Council Community Forum: Defining Inclusion Join us to: learn about the Special Education Advisory Council and its role in our state collaborate in creating a shared understanding of inclusion meet and talk with SEAC members Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 - 7:30 pm Pacific Lutheran University Anderson University Center Room 133 12180 [...]

By |2020-01-30T14:36:47-08:00February 7th, 2020|

Down Syndrome Community of Puget Sound Styles and Stars Event

Join us for an Evening of Style & Stars The DSC is excited to host, Style & Stars, on Saturday, March 14, at Canvas Event Space (Sodo). It will be an unforgettable evening featuring a fashion show, exquisite dining, dancing, and a silent auction benefiting the DSC. When: Saturday, March 14th 2020, 6:00-10:30 PM Where: [...]

By |2020-01-30T08:46:47-08:00February 3rd, 2020|

Helping Parent Training in Richland, February 7

Are you the parent or family member of a special needs child who has been on the journey for a while? Do you want to help and support others newer to the journey? Train to be a Helping Parents, as part of the Parent to Parent Program at the Arc of Tri-Cities! The role of [...]

By |2020-01-30T14:40:06-08:00February 2nd, 2020|