"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." - Agatha Christie, "The Last Seance"
Have a wonderful Mother's Day...
-Susan and Cathy
"I feel like Horton from Dr. Seuss. I'm helping people who no one thinks exist."
-Vanessa Bell, Muskie Institute
|Calendar of Events|
Insure Kids Now - Find a medical provider in your area or a dentist who will accept coupons.
College Autism Spectrum (CAS) is an independent organization of professionals whose purpose is to assist students with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
Doors to colleges are opening for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in many different ways all over the country. Think College! website is for transition aged students as well as adults attending or planning for college.
Article: "More than 'Friends' for Students with Disabilities" - program gives a "taste" of college.
5/5 - 6: Infant and Early Childhood Conference - Tacoma, WA. Save the Date! Click here for more info and updates. 5/7 - Conference: "Life from the Perspective of Adults with Aspergers" co-sponsored by the Thurston/Mason County affiliate of the Autism Society of Washington. Registration starts March 1, space is limited. Click here for more information. 5/12 - "Teaching Social Sexual Skills/a Parent Professional Partnership" Dr. Jean Edwards, speaker. In Issaquah; refreshments & social at 6:30pm, program at 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Click here to e-mail for more info. 5/20 - 21: Northwest Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Network Conference at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Click here for more info or here to e-mail. 5/21: WA State Hands & Voices 1st Annual Family Fun Walk - 3K walk along Puget Sound in West Seattle. Registration is free; Click here to pre-register today.
6/25: 2nd Annual WAEYC Conference for Spanish Speaking Professionals "Cultivation Today, Harvesting Tomorrow" - Mount Vernon. Click here
to e-mail for more information.
7/9: Annual Asperger Picnic - FREE! 4:00pm to 8:00pm, Lower Woodland Park, Shelter 6. Click here
to e-mail for more information.
7/11 - 16: The 34th Conferece of the Association on Higher Education and Disability - "Sustainable Access through Partnership" in Seattle. Click here
for more info.
7/11 - 14: Combined Summer Institute "Creating Possibilities...Building Futures" - Yakima.
Overall focus: "...providing appropriate and effective programming...through use of comprehensive assessment; research based instructional strategies, and evaluation at each developmental stage and transition." Registration open April 15th.
for more information.
8/1 - 2: Spectrum Training Systems, Inc Upcoming Washington Workshop: "The Inclusive Classroom and Learning Disabilities in Children" - Kennewick, WA. Click here for more information. 8/4 - 5: "Disobedient, Disruptive, Defiant, and Disturbed Students: Behavioral Interventions for Challenging Students", a presentation Portland, OR. Click here for more information.
Resource Links now on website:
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