PAVE Provides Sample Letters to Support Families in Their Advocacy

Sometimes the hardest part of advocacy is figuring out what to do next. When a child has unmet needs at school, family advocates can seek changes to a student’s services by asking for an evaluation, a meeting, a behavioral assessment, or something else. Putting any request in writing formalizes the process and holds everyone accountable. [...]

By |2022-10-04T10:08:23-07:00October 13th, 2022|

Special Ed Workshop – Building a Foundation for Advocacy: Parent Action, Accountability & Resolving Differences

Pre Register here.  Tuesday, October 18, 2022  6:00-8:00 PM via Zoom. Parent Coalition "Ask the Advocate" Special Education 2 Part Series Online Zoom Workshop Part 2: Building a Foundation for Advocacy: Parent Action, Accountability, & Resolving Differences Families are encouraged to attend this parent focused workshop empowering participants to advocate for their child’s Special Education [...]

By |2022-10-04T09:57:39-07:00October 11th, 2022|

Fathers Network Webinar: Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts, November 1st, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Register HERE Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts Description: Covering questions such as: What is a guardianship? Why do I need one? What is a special needs trust, what types are there and why are they needed? Presenter's Bio: Christy Thompson Ibrahim is the lead attorney at Jones & Ibrahim PLLC and has practiced law with the firm [...]

By |2022-10-04T08:52:21-07:00October 9th, 2022|

Special Education Clinics for Low Income Families from Washington Autism Alliance

Washington Autism Alliance will be hosting free special education clinics for low-income families to provide advice about their child’s rights to an education. Attorneys from the Washington Autism Alliance will meet with families via zoom to discuss topics related to IEP or 504 plan. The clinic is open for 30-minute sessions on Mondays and Thursdays [...]

By |2022-09-28T16:36:36-07:00October 6th, 2022|

Learning to Advocate for Children and Families

For more information and to register, go here. From strategies for organizing like-minded people to methods for communicating messages to a variety of issue stakeholders, this series will teach you everything you need to start making an impact on matters most important to you.  Webinars are one hour long and feature real-time Spanish translation. Episode [...]

By |2022-10-04T09:49:33-07:00October 5th, 2022|

Fathers Network Breakfast – We Had a Great Time!

On September 10th we were once again able to have our annual breakfast, after not being able to do so for two years, due to the pandemic.  Jason and Lori Maji hosted us at their home in Maple Valley.  And, Cliff Gillett, Jeremy Kredlo and Hameed Quraishi prepared a delicious breakfast.   It was beautiful setting, the weather was [...]

By |2022-09-28T16:28:27-07:00October 4th, 2022|

An Unofficial History of the WA State Fathers Network

The information in this link was presented by long time Network member Paul Blair at the 2022 Fathers Network Gathering as part of a tribute to James May, our first director. In it, Paul describes not only his journey as a member of the Network but also some valuable and interesting insight into the early [...]

By |2022-09-27T16:38:13-07:00October 2nd, 2022|
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