Self-care is not selfish. Self-care is any activity or strategy that helps you survive and thrive in your life. Without regular self-care, it can become impossible to keep up with work, support and care for others, and manage daily activities. PAVE knows that self-care can be particularly challenging for family members caring for someone with Read More
Category: Taking Care of You
Care or self-care so you can care of others.
Supported Decision Making is an Option for Adults with Disabilities
A Brief Overview Full Article When a young person turns 18, most decisions are now up to them. In Washington State, age 18 is the “age of majority,” which means a person 18 or older has the right to make their own decisions about education, work, money matters, voting and more. Note: In Washington the Read More
Body Sensing Meditation for Help with Sleep
Anxiety around bedtime is a struggle for many people of all ages. Whether the challenge is to fall asleep or stay asleep, worry doesn’t make getting enough zees any easier. Here is a strategy for calming that uses a body scanning strategy combined with breath awareness. Parents might share this practice out loud to help Read More
Respite Offers a Break for Caregivers and Those They Support
A Brief Overview Respite offers a short-term break for caregivers and those they support. This article provides information and resources to get started seeking respite services. Lifespan Respite Washington, a program of PAVE, provides vouchers with up to $1,000 per qualifying household, to fund respite care. Pathways to Respite, an online booklet published by several Read More
Mindfulness and Self-Care for Families During COVID-19 and Beyond
Willa Discovers Telehealth
Summer and Dads of Children with Special Needs
For more info go to www.dadsmove.org Summertime Ideas for Dads Summer time can be a particularly stressful time of year for us dads that are raising special needs children. One of the ways our family and many that we have served go through this time is by networking with other parents to do activities jointly Read More
Dads Need Support Too!
By Nelson Rascon from DadsMOVE Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs you can have, throw into that a child with a disability. The daily rigors of raising a child with disabilities is not only stressful, but can damage your relationship with your partner. Dads are stubborn creatures; I know I’m one of them! We Read More
Preparing for the Special Holiday Season!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, that is, until… Your son or daughter doesn’t feel like being hugged by their grandparents or relatives and has a meltdown. Or until your child gets overwhelmed with all the new people, sounds, aromas, around him or her. Or until he or she is out of his Read More