Attention Teens: You Can Lead Your IEP Meeting

If you are a student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP), you are in charge—even if no one ever told you that! This individualized program and all that paperwork are about you: your goals, skills, interests….  As members of your IEP team, the school and your parents are offering to help you be your most Read More

Tips to Make a Well-Informed Transition into Life After High School

A Brief Overview Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) need to have a Transitions Plan written into the IEP by the school year when they turn 16, but it’s never too soon to start talking, planning and envisioning the future. Students can stay in school until they are 21—an option for youth who need Read More

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

Community Holiday Resources 2017

FREE HOLIDAY MEALS: 1. New Nativity House Location: 702 S 14th St, Tacoma, WA, 98405 (Yakima Avenue & S. 14th) Hours: Walk-in Day Center: 7 am-5 pm, daily Overnight Shelter: 5 pm-7 am, daily (more shelter details on Housing/short term tab) Agency: Catholic Community Services Southwest, Homeless Adult Services Business Phone: 253-383-3697 Services: Provides a Read More