Event Calendar

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Nov
16
Sat
Tacoma – Helping Parent Volunteer Training Nov 2019 @ PAVE Headquarters
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tacoma - Helping Parent Volunteer Training Nov 2019 @ PAVE Headquarters | Tacoma | Washington | United States
WHEN: Saturday November 16, 2019 9:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Light snacks, and lunch provided!

WHERE: PAVE Office 6316 S. 12th St. Tacoma, WA 98465
Located on campus of Tacoma Community College in the i lot
PRESENTED BY: Pierce County Parent to Parent
Please contact: Doreen VanderVort 253-565-2266 ext107 Email: P2P@wapave.org

Pierce County Parent to Parent support training to become a 1:1 support parent volunteer and support other parents who have just learned their child has a condition or need support for any reason.
Helping Parent Volunteers and staff assist families in coping with many challenging experiences and feelings.

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
Pierce County Parent to Parent partners with ARC of WA and Pierce county human services to provide support, information, and education for parents of children with disabilities and special healthcare needs.

WHAT WILL I LEARN
· Communication & Active listening
· Emotional support strategies
· Emotional Responses
· Impact of Stress on families
· Trauma informed care
· Self-Care Strategies
· The Match process
· Empowerment
· PAVE Volunteer expectations
· PAVE Programs
· Local Resources
Nov
19
Tue
Tacoma – Pierce County Legislative Forum @ Tacoma Community College, Building 11
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tacoma - Pierce County Legislative Forum @ Tacoma Community College, Building 11 | Tacoma | Washington | United States

Since 1995, Pierce County has offered a Legislative Forum coordinated by Pierce County Coalition for Developmental Disabilities (PC2).  Of course a legislative forum needs its elected officials, community members, self-advocates and interested citizens to gather, listen, discuss and hear one another.  All are welcome, invited to attend, participate and engage with your elected officials. 

In 2019, PAVE (Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment) will be helping to convene this interactive evening with our community partners, elected officials, self-advocates, and stakeholders.  Stay tuned for our Save the Date!

In collaboration with community partners, planning and convening a Pierce County Legislative Forum that will provide individuals with developmental disabilities and their families an opportunity to share information and advocate for their needs through an annual forum with Pierce County Legislators.

Nov
22
Fri
Tacoma-Family Dinner Meet-up Autism @ Song's Teriyaki
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tacoma-Family Dinner Meet-up Autism @ Song's Teriyaki | Tacoma | Washington | United States

Youth 14 years and older with autism and their families meet up for dinner.
Socializing and networking. 

Nov
23
Sat
Spokane – SMART Goals to Bring to your IEP Team @ Arc of Spokane
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spokane - SMART Goals to Bring to your IEP Team @ Arc of Spokane | Escondido | California | United States

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

These workshops are designed to help you understand the IEP process, provide information and best practice techniques, clarify your rights and responsibilities and provide ideas for participation at future IEP meetings.

Schedule: 10:00 am – 12:00 training, break for lunch then 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm review and apply new learning

PLEASE BE SURE AND BRING YOUR IEP DOCUMENT.  We will be referencing specific portions of the IEP document to help you understand it completely.

ABOUT YOUR SPEAKERS

Rosslyn Bethmann works with PAVE Parent Training and Information Program (PTI).  PTI strives to provide information and training to assist you in becoming your best advocate for your loved one.  Our goal is to empower you with knowledge and tools to assist with the IEP and educational process.

Joline Messina is a board-certified behavior analyst and licensed behavior analyst.  Founder of Blooming Abilities, Joline provides support to families and schools with loved ones experiencing developmental disabilities and other neurodivergent diagnoses.  Blooming Abilities mission is founded on high quality service while utilizing evidence-based strategies rooted in the science of Applied Behavioral Analysis. Client choice and consent/assent is of paramount importance.

Nov
26
Tue
Sumner-Bonney Lake – Parent Group @ Vadis
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

What: A group for parents and caregivers of  individuals with disabilities, or special healthcare or learning needs. A place where to meet other parents with the same dreams, hopes and concerns. This group is Laughter, sharing resources, support, and just having a safe place to talk about whatever is on your mind.
¿Qué es? Es un grupo para padres y cuidadores de personas discapacitadas que tal vez tienen necesidades médicas o de aprendizaje especiales. También es un lugar donde conocer otros padres con los mismos sueños esperanzas y preocupaciones. Además, un lugar donde reír, compartir recursos y apoyo un lugar donde simplemente se puede hablar con confianza y ser entendido.

When/¿Cuando? Fourth Tuesday of every month- El cuarto martes del mes
What time/ ¿Qué hora? 10 am to 12pm
What day/¿Qué día? 2019: September 24, October 22, November 26, December 23.
2020: January 28, February 25, March 24, April 28, May 26 & June 23.
Where/ ¿Donde? Vadis 1701 Elm ST E. Sumner WA 9839

Nov
27
Wed
Tacoma – Parent Group @ PAVE Headquarters
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tacoma - Parent  Group @ PAVE Headquarters | Tacoma | Washington | United States

Parenting is stressful for everyone and parenting a child with special needs is unique and can be isolating. Come to join us for coffee or tea with other parents who get it. This group is about emotional support, laughter, sharing resources and just having a safe place to talk about whatever is on your mind.

Support for parents and caregivers of individuals with disabilities, or special health care or learning needs.

HOW WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER
• Parents supporting each other
• Connecting to other parents
• Sharing community resources
• Building community

Dec
2
Mon
Gig Harbor Parent Group @ Cutters Point flagship backroom
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Gig Harbor Parent Group @ Cutters Point flagship backroom | Gig Harbor | Washington | United States

Parenting is stressful for everyone and parenting a child with special needs is unique and can be isolating. Come to join us for coffee or tea with other parents who get it. This group is about emotional support, laughter, sharing resources and just having a safe place to talk about whatever is on your mind.

Support for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities or special health care or learning needs

 

Dec
3
Tue
Tacoma-Life Skills Class @ PAVE
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tacoma-Life Skills Class @ PAVE | Tacoma | Washington | United States

Life Skill Class for youth 14 years and older with Autism. Topic-Learn what leadership and self-advocacy means and how apply them in to your own life.
RSVP to sjackson@wapave.org space is limited. 

Dec
4
Wed
University Place – Pierce County Person Centered Planning Guild Meeting @ University Place Pierce County Library
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
University Place - Pierce County Person Centered Planning Guild Meeting @ University Place Pierce County Library | University Place | Washington | United States

Join this gathering of Person Centered Planning Facilitators of varying experience levels from throughout Pierce County for their monthly meeting to grow skills through the planning process!

Person Centered Planning is a process focused on celebrating the gifts, talents, and dreams of a person, and on helping that person develop action steps to move closer to their dreams and goals. It involves 4-5 gatherings, usually in the person’s home, where friends, family, and others chosen by the family, brainstorm together about how to enrich the life of the person with special needs.

Gatherings are facilitated by people who listen, ask questions and draw pictures and words that represent the desires of the focus person.

Person Centered Planning is deeply personal. It is done specifically to listen to a person’s feelings and goals without judgment. It is done in a sensitive way that truly honors who that person is; Person Centered Planning explores all life domains, and future dreams. It is done to empower a person and his or her family to develop action steps that will support that focus person, and enrich his or her relationships.

Dec
9
Mon
Orting – Parent Support Group @ Lions Club
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Orting - Parent Support Group @ Lions Club | Orting | Washington | United States

Do you care for a person with disabilities, or special health care or learning needs? This event is for you!

Orting Parent Group!
What: A place to meet other parents with the same dreams, hopes and concerns.
When: Second Monday of every month, 2019
What time: 6:30 pm to 7:30pm
September 9th, October 14, November Holiday-off, December 9.
Where: Orting Lions Club 19725 Orville Rd E. Tacoma, WA 98360

Also, join up with the Morning Parent Group in Orting
What: coffee and conversation with other parents and caregivers
When: Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month Sep 17, Oct 15,Nov 19, Dec 16.
What time: 10 AM
Where: For more information Contact Trudee at 253-318-3950