Saturday, September 4, 2010

Lake Washington PTSA launches seven student-parent support activities

Julie says

Aspiring Youth: An array of programs that help young people build confidence, life skills and friendships. *Fall social skills groups will begin the week of 9/27. Our groups run for 8 week cycles.

For more information click this link:  Fun, activity-based social skills groups for children, teens, and young adults! And a “Girls Rule” group! They look at each group to make sure that there will be good group fit and the potential for long-term friendships. The curriculum is delivered by outstanding Master’s level facilitators and is specific to each age-range and focus on specific topics based on the goals of the members of the group. There curriculums have been purchased and implemented by local school districts and they are constantly improving and updating topics and activities.

See all seven activites.  Read More!

Mother’s Circle: Mom’s support group for special needs kids.
For question about the group you can contact Mary Zenter at 425-770-3041.

Eastside Foursquare Church
14520 100th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011 US
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When:Thursday, September 9, 6:30PM
Recur every 2 week(s) on Thursday

Please come join us for discussion and support. We will be in rooms 216 and 217 on the second floor above the coffee bar area. Please let us know if you will be bringing your child.

Paula Kluth: Inclusion Website
For more information click this link:

This website is dedicated to promoting inclusive schooling and exploring positive ways of supporting students with autism and other disabilities. Most of my work involves collaborating with schools to create environments, lessons, and experiences that are inclusive, respectful, and accessible for all learners.

In this web space you will find articles, web links, and resources that can be used to inspire positive change in schools and communities. You will find the following beliefs reflected in the pages of this website:

Students with disabilities are experts in their own lives; Students with disabilities should have opportunities to educate, collaborate with and learn from their peers and their teachers; The families of students with disabilities should be given meaningful opportunities to partner with their child’s school; All students deserve schools that are welcoming; All students deserve curriculum and instruction that is engaging, appropriate, challenging, and respectful; All students should be valued and viewed as making unique and worthwhile contributions to the school community.


Treehouse presents two Special Education Workshops by Peer Trainer, Ramsey Graham. Both trainings will be located at The Arc of King County, 233 6th Ave N, Seattle, 98109. RSVP to Cathy Murahashi, or (206) 829-7039. Let them know if you will be bringing your child.

SEPTEMBER 18, 9:30 AM-Noon, Special Education advocacy

SEPTEMBER 25, 9:30 AM-Noon, Understanding IEPs


You are invited to see the horses and their riders at Little Bit Riding Academy, Thursday, September 9, 6:00-8:00 PM. Meet the horse, tour the facility, refreshments. RSVP to Susan at or (425) 882-1554 by September 7. Children are welcome to attend. Event will be held in the barn and arena area, please dress for the weather.


ADD Resources is having their 9th annual fall conference, Healing the Scattered Mind, Saturday, October 9, at Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue. Keynote speakers are Gabor Mate, MD, and Nancy Ratey, EdM, MCC, SCAC. Visit for details.


Group for adults, ages 18 and over, on the spectrum, meets Mondays, 5-6pm, Redmond, $110 per month. Small group with similar challenges. Casual and fun, a safe place to get comfortable in a group and ask your questions. Led by Elaine Duncan who has lead groups for people on the spectrum for over five years. Contact Elaine Duncan, MA, LMHC, (425) 883-4939, or visit

Posted By Julie Shalaby,  LWSD PTSA Special Needs Group Chairperson
Logo courtesy of Alcott Elementary

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