Event Calendar

This calendar is set up by city to make it easier to search what is happening near YOU!

Jul
20
Sat
Tacoma – Summer Play Date at Titlow Park @ Titlow Park
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tacoma - Summer Play Date at Titlow Park @ Titlow Park | Tacoma | Washington | United States

Sharing Down Syndrome in Pierce County with Parent to Parent is hosting Saturday family meetups through the summer. So, come and join the fun!

Meetups will be regularly scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of the month at 11 am

Need to find us? Just look for blue and yellow ribbons and or lanyards to find us.

We are looking forward to enjoying the wonderful weather and families! Hope to see you there!

This park does have a splash pad!

Jul
25
Thu
Tacoma – Volunteer Orientation @ PAVE Headquarters
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Tacoma - Volunteer Orientation @ PAVE Headquarters | Tacoma | Washington | United States

Are you looking for a chance to give back, strengthen our community, and connect with others who care about belonging? Great volunteer opportunities are available at PAVE, a statewide not-for-profit that provides families and youth information, training, resources and individual assistance to navigate education and health care systems. We can find the right fit for you. Come learn how your strengths can help achieve PAVE’s mission and make a difference in our community!

Highlighted Volunteer Opportunities:

Helpline Volunteer Position: Imagine it’s 3 am and you know something is just not “right” in your gut about someone you love?  24/7 anyone can submit a Helpline Request or place a phone call to our 800-Helpline (5-PARENT, ext. 15).  The Helpline needs volunteers with compassionate listening skills, basic computer skills and who are dependable to confirm basic information.  Being the first point of contact you will connect family members to programs of PAVE to address their concerns, obtain information, and make choices for their loved one.  

Time commitment: 2-4 hours a week, open Monday-Thursdays.

General Office Help: Crunching numbers, looking at data, organizing information and/or researching resources or information.  If you mildly like any of these, the programs of PAVE are in need of your skills.  Information, data, research and resource allow us to help families and youth.  You can enhance that support and impact their lives.

Time commitment: 2-10+ hours a week, a month or in a quarter; 7 days a week with reliable internet and/or Monday – Friday at the PAVE office on the TCC campus.

Annual Event Volunteer: Do you enjoy looking for things – goods, services, online shopping, dreaming of places to travel?  Imagine asking those companies to donate their goods or services to benefit youth with disabilities so they can pursue their dreams and explore their future?  Donate your time, at home, with your friends or in our office looking up information, emailing letters and securing donations for our October 19th Annual Event!  It’s a lot of fun, can be done a few hours a week, on an afternoon with friends, neighbors co-workers or weekly in our office.  Your amazing research, shopping skills deployed to secure donations that raise money for youth with disabilities!  Rewarding and impactful for our mission and community.

Time commitment: Couple hours, weekly, daily, with friends; wherever you have reliable internet 7 days a week or 2 Monday-Friday in our office on the TCC Campus.  

Other opportunities include: Parent to Parent Helping Volunteer; Resource Fair Extraordinaire and more!

Please register online if you are interested in volunteering, we hope to see you there!

Jul
26
Fri
Richland – Monthly Trainings in Central Washington @ Round Table Pizza
Jul 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Richland - Monthly Trainings in Central Washington @ Round Table Pizza | Richland | Washington | United States

Parents can bring their IEP’s or assessments and together we offer support and information.No appointment necessary.

We also share current updates in special education.

Take advantage of this opportunity to have your own Parent Training and Information Specialist with you and be informed on your rights and your children’s rights.

If you have any questions or to confirm attendance, please call Sherry Mashburn at 509-439-9880 or email smashburn@wapave.org

 

Jul
31
Wed
Tacoma – Parent Support Group @ PAVE Headquarters
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tacoma - Parent Support 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 children with disabilities or special health care needs

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

Aug
2
Fri
Tacoma – People First Pierce County Meeting @ PAVE Headquarters
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tacoma - People First Pierce County Meeting @ PAVE Headquarters | Tacoma | Washington | United States

New members are welcome!

We are people first, our disabilities are secondary!
We are part of a strong and growing statewide self-advocacy organization since 1981 when we were officially incorporated and received our 501-c-3 status. We are part of a professional organization with:
A board of directors composed of members with disabilities representing all areas of the state. They oversee the organization and its activities.
We are 1 of over 30 active chapters around the state of Washington with a membership of over 1,000 individuals. We are one of the top self-advocacy organizations in the United States.
We also have numerous resources for training materials on self-advocacy, leadership, fundraising, etc.

EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, CELEBRATE

This meeting will be available to be attended remotely:

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/845227805 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412 

Access Code: 845-227-805 

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/845227805 

Aug
7
Wed
University Place – Pierce County Person Centered Planning Guild Meeting @ University Place Pierce County Library
Aug 7 @ 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.

Sep
6
Fri
Tacoma – People First Pierce County Meeting @ PAVE Headquarters
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tacoma - People First Pierce County Meeting @ PAVE Headquarters | Tacoma | Washington | United States

New members are welcome!

We are people first, our disabilities are secondary!
We are part of a strong and growing statewide self-advocacy organization since 1981 when we were officially incorporated and received our 501-c-3 status. We are part of a professional organization with:
A board of directors composed of members with disabilities representing all areas of the state. They oversee the organization and its activities.
We are 1 of over 30 active chapters around the state of Washington with a membership of over 1,000 individuals. We are one of the top self-advocacy organizations in the United States.
We also have numerous resources for training materials on self-advocacy, leadership, fundraising, etc.

EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, CELEBRATE

This meeting will be available to be attended remotely:

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/845227805 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412 

Access Code: 845-227-805 

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/845227805