It’s Re-enrollment Time Again

The enrollment period for the Healthcare Exchange is November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. If you need to re-enroll, or change options, there are several things to remember. This article will look at the different methods of getting enrolled, what you should gather together to help with enrollment, and what kinds of questions help you […]

Guardianship…Did you know that the Annual Letters of Guardianship Expire?

“Guardians are required to provide the Court with periodic reports on the status of the incapacitated person and the administration of the guardianship.  The order which appointed the guardian and subsequent orders approving periodic reports specified and period of 12, 24, 36 months; the report must be filed within 90 days of the end of […]

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in Schools

By Kelcey Schmitz, MSEd Center for Strong Schools University of Washington Tacoma   We wouldn’t exclude, humiliate or send a child home for making an academic error. However, when it comes to misbehavior, a typical response has been to punish or wait until the behavior escalates or occurs at a high rate or intensity before […]

Finding Schools: Local Schools and Other Options

Moving? Really dissatisfied with your child’s current school? Looking for an environment where your child can thrive and not just struggle through? These tools and tips will get you started on the process of locating schools that meet your child’s needs. If you live in, or are moving to Washington State, you have some options […]

Time to Get Ready for the New School Year

By Louis Mendoza Father’s Network Learn about Father’s Network by clicking on http://fathersnetwork.org/ The new school year is just around the corner and now is a good time to start getting ready.   The new school year may mean a new teacher, classroom, school or just returning to the structure of a school day.  Taking some time […]

I want the kind with the people and the pictures

By John O’Brien After a difficult start –institutionalized from age three to twenty-three in a place where “they treated us like animals”– Mike has composed a good life, taking many valued roles: husband, father, worker, home owner, friend, organizer, advocate, mentor, teacher, neighbor.[1] Anticipating the changes that come with aging, Mike requested funding for a […]

Have you made your Summer Plans for Respite?

Consider Easter Seals! The Keel family loves to use Camp Eater Seals respite weekends.  The whole family benefits. Lacey enjoys meeting new friends and old while having a wonderful camp experience.  Her Mom and dad feel safe leaving Lacey at camp, they know she is in capable hands and they are then able to relax and enjoy […]