Parent to Parent of Washington State Newsletter

August, 2014
A Program of the Arc of Washington State 




"Great thoughts come from the heart."


- Luc De Clapiers, Marquis De Vauvenargues


Happy Summer-


Isn't the weather devine? Hope you are all out enjoying yourselves.


The girls are home this week and we are all going to the Beyonce concert and they were at Mariners and Capitol Hill Block party. Oh, to be young and full of energy. But is so nice to see them.


Take care,



FYI-Sylvia (Thurston/Mason)has a new last name and email- Davenport; Goodbye and Thank You to:

Catalina Angel (King), Michele King (Snohomish), Dana Becker-Snell (Tri-Cities) and Welcome to:

Amanda Sloan and Kim Irish (Skagit), Alaina Kube (Snohomish), Marcela Jimenez (Whatcom), Melissa Brooks, (Tri Cities). And a "Big Welcome Back" to the Island County Program, and their new Coordinator: Tiffany Wheeler-Thompson and Mike Etzell - Sponsoring Agency for all of their hard work getting up and running again.

Calendar of Events

Articles from Disabilityscoop online: 

Be Safe - a video modeling DVD that shows viewers what to say in an encounter with the police.

New Toolkit Helps Providers Address Mental Health Challenges of Youth and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development has come out with a tool kit which is available online.
Graham's Foundation: Offers resources, programs & connections to parents of preemies and those who have experienced a NICU journey.

August 2014
8/5 - 6: 6th Annual Starting Strong P-3 Institute - Kennewick. Registration begins in April. Click here for more info.
September 2014
9/5: Overcoming Barriers to Employment Summit: For Job Seekers with Disabilities - Shoreline, WA. Click here for more info.

9/13: Mission: I'M POSSIBLE - A Family Enrichment Day For Families Who Have a Child With Autism at Camp Lutherhaven. Registration deadline is August 22nd. Click here for more information.

9/27: Wings For Autism Travel Training Program - at SeaTac in collaboration with Alaska Airlines, TSA, and The Port of Seattle. Click here for more information.
October 2014
10/10: Autism Conference: Building a Community of Support - Chehalis - Save the Date! Registration open soon, click here for more info.

10/11: Washington State Father's Network Conference - Redmond, 8:30am to 4:00pm. Click here for more info.

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-Dr. Louise Hart

A Book Recommendation From Susan:

Perfect Chaos, A Daughter’s Struggle to Survive Bipolar and a Mother’s Journey to Save Her "We are a daughter (Linea) and mother (Cinda) with a shared purpose of building hope and ending the stigma for those struggling with mental health conditions. We have written a book together of our journey with mental illness. It is the inside story of Linea's struggle through the diagnosis, treatment and acceptance of bipolar disorder and Cinda and her families' pain, love and pride for their daughter in this fierce fight." (Some of you will know Cinda, as she has been working for OSPI and the Special Education Transition Center for many years.)


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