Don’t Miss Your Chance to Celebrate with Us!

Enjoy a wonderful night out with friends, tasty appetizers and entree, join in the dessert dash – all while giving back to such an important cause! Funds raised will support youth with disabilities!   You can purchase online or by calling 253-565-2266 ext. 103. And yes, please purchase tickets for yourself, friends, loved ones – the more Read More

Overview of the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

  Parents and individuals with disabilities have more questions than answers about the IEP and how to use it well. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is an important program for students who need additional services to access learning. We hope this video can answer some questions you might have. For additional support, please make sure Read More

Journeys in Healthcare from a Youth Perspective Part 3

In the third episode of Journeys in Healthcare from a Youth Perspective, 34 year old Cody shares about his experience when he was younger dealing with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He experienced seizures most of his life, and was impacted by them daily. Due to his special healthcare needs, Cody lives an unpredictable life. However, Read More

Introduction to Special Education

  The process of special education can feel overwhelming for parents already working hard to manage home and medical challenges. This presentation is for parents of students ages 3-21, with known or suspected disabilities, who may have unique educational needs that require additional supports and services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a Section Read More

Parents as Partners with the School

  Parents partner with schools when they work together on a team to design and support an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The federal law that governs special education is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The IDEA describes parent participation in the IEP process as a primary principle. However, not every meeting feels collaborative Read More