Get Ready for Summer with Camp Planning

Planning summer camp for children with special needs requires a bit of extra thinking and planning. Your initial questions might feel fear-based: Will the camp be accessible enough? Will she be safe? Will they care for him?  Will the kids be nice? Is she ready? Am I ready?  Getting organized can alleviate your fears and Read More

Preventing the Tidal Waves of Challenging Behavior at Home this Summer

By Kelcey Schmitz, MSEd Center for Strong Schools University of Washington Tacoma The Whole Child Initiative (WCI) The Whole Child Initiative (WCI) at the University of Washington Tacoma’s Center for Strong Schools helps schools, families, neighborhoods and community programs to create sustainable nurturing environments that support the academic, behavioral, social and emotional development of children. Read More

Summer and Dads of Children with Special Needs

For more info go to 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