Ages 14, 16, 21 or 23. What do these ages have in common?

Ages 14, 16, 21 or 23. In the lives of youth and young adults, across WA who have various styles of learning, a disability and/or have special health conditions these ages are milestone markers on their journey to reach their destinations.   PAVE intersects in communities across WA to assist youth, young adults and their families navigate the various systems in our state, provide information on Read More

Things I Wish I Knew on Folic Acid

As a mom of a child with Spina Bifida there are a lot of things I wish I knew.  Like I wish I knew I was going to have such a sweet little GoGo (that’s the name for her wheelchair) user before I bought a house with 15 stairs straight up.  I wish I knew that it was Read More

Social Emotional Learning, Part 1: The Importance of Compassionate Schools

A Brief Overview: OSPI has introduced a five-segment training program for school staff focused on Social-Emotional Learning. This program is designed to help school staff understand their roles in promoting students’ self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationships, and responsible decision-making. This program encourages staff to use trouble moments as opportunities to understand unmet needs – meeting these moments Read More