Event Calendar

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Sep
19
Thu
Tacoma – Volunteer Orientation September @ PAVE Headquarters
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Tacoma - Volunteer Orientation September @ 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!

Sep
23
Mon
Spanaway – Telling Your Story with a Purpose Training @ Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spanaway - Telling Your Story with a Purpose Training @ Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library | Tacoma | Washington | United States

Have a voice! Learn how you can make a DIFFERENCE! This training is designed to empower and give voice to individuals, families and caregivers impacted by developmental disabilities.

This training is in preparation for Pierce County Legislative Forum for Developmental Disabilities. 

Parkland/Spanaway Telling Your Story with a Purpose Training will be divided into two sessions with Session One on September 23 and Session Two on September 30.

Sep
24
Tue
Sumner-Bonney Lake – Parent Group @ Vadis
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

What: A group for parents and caregivers of individual with disabilities and 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

Sep
28
Sat
Spokane – Get up Close and Personal with Your Student’s IEP Document @ Arc of Spokane
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spokane - Get up Close and Personal with Your Student's IEP Document @ 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.

Sep
30
Mon
Gig Harbor – Telling Your Story with a Purpose Training @ Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Gig Harbor - Telling Your Story with a Purpose Training @ Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One | Gig Harbor | Washington | United States

Have a voice! Learn how you can make a DIFFERENCE! This training is designed to empower and give voice to individuals, families and caregivers impacted by developmental disabilities.

This training is in preparation for Pierce County Legislative Forum for Developmental Disabilities

Spanaway – Telling Your Story with a Purpose Training @ Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spanaway - Telling Your Story with a Purpose Training @ Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library | Tacoma | Washington | United States

Have a voice! Learn how you can make a DIFFERENCE! This training is designed to empower and give voice to individuals, families and caregivers impacted by developmental disabilities.

This training is in preparation for Pierce County Legislative Forum for Developmental Disabilities. 

Parkland/Spanaway Telling Your Story with a Purpose Training will be divided into two sessions with Session One on September 23 and Session Two on September 30.

Oct
4
Fri
Tacoma – Telling Your Story with a Purpose Training @ PAVE Headquarters
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Tacoma - Telling Your Story with a Purpose Training @ PAVE Headquarters | Tacoma | Washington | United States

Have a voice! Learn how you can make a DIFFERENCE! This training is designed to empower and give voice to individuals, families and caregivers impacted by developmental disabilities.

This training is in preparation for Pierce County Legislative Forum for Developmental Disabilities

Tacoma – People First Pierce County Meeting @ PAVE Headquarters
Oct 4 @ 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: 
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Oct
7
Mon
Gig Harbor Parent Group @ Cutters Point flagship backroom
Oct 7 @ 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

 

Oct
15
Tue
Vancouver – Start Now! Preparing for High School and Beyond @ ESD 112
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Vancouver - Start Now! Preparing for High School and Beyond @ ESD 112 | Vancouver | Washington | United States

A session to share information with middle school and high school families about what to expect out of a transition program and how to prepare. 

Why wait?  Let’s Start Now!  

Are you a parent, educator, or student in Clark County?  Are you wondering about life after transition, or how to prepare for your transition program in the future?  This session is for you. Join us for our first session of the school, a presentation from PAVE and panel of local educators.

Jerri Clark, from PAVE, will present on How to Prepare for Life After High School:

Making the move from high school to what happens next can be confusing. For a student with a disability, this transition can be especially disorienting. The good news is that this time is also exciting for a young person ready to stretch and grow and find a pathway into adult life. This presentation provides some of the ways that families can work with the school to prepare a student for further education, vocational training and/or independent living. Focus will be on IEP teamwork and how to use tools such as the High School and Beyond Plan to get organized and prepared for this big leap.

After the presentation, stick around for a panel of educators who will provide insight on what to expect and how to prepare for High school and Beyond.