Saturday, March 24, 2012

LW-PTSA Special Needs Annual Meeting, Summer Fair and Resources

Hey All,

Below is a reminder about our March 27th meeting and other resources for you. Also, don’t forget about the Summer Options Fair this Friday (flyer attached). Lastly, check out Bob Yoder’s blog here  for news and happenings in our community.

Best, Julie Shalaby
LWSD PTSA Special Needs Chairperson


 *Relationships, Social Concerns and Sexuality Issues March 27th·

 *Quest Therapeutic Camp in Bellevue*· *LWSD Dyslexia Group*·

 *UW CARE Clinic launches the Networking Project*·

*Seattle Children's Hospital Health Fair*  March 25

*Relationships, Social Concerns and Sexuality Issues* March 27th

Read More About Each Event >>

Lake Washington School District PTSA Special Needs Group Meeting Tuesday, March 27th, 7 – 9 pm
You are welcome to arrive at 6:30 PM to network with other parents and/or to look at our Lending Library cart. LWSD Resource Building16250 NE 74th St, Redmond 98052 (Redmond Town Center)

 Relationships, Social Concerns and Sexuality Issues. Going through puberty and adolescence can be a confusing time for kids and parents both. This will be an opportunity for you to talk about your concerns about the social/sexual development of your family member. Robbie Rigby will lead a discussion on social skills, relationship development, sexuality, and personal safety as it relates to teens and young adults with special needs.

Join us to talk about these topics-it’s sure to be lively!  Robbie Rigby, M.S.W., has worked with people with developmental disabilities and their families for many years. She currently works for the State of Washington as the Administrator of a community supported living program for adults with developmental disabilities. She has also worked in vocational programs, and community recreation/leisure programs. Robbie provides counseling to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families around relationship/social concerns and sexuality issues. She offers training for service providers and teachers in positive behavior supports, social skills and sexuality, and interactive planning for individuals.

*Quest Therapeutic Camp in Bellevue*

Our camp is a day camp for children ages 5-18 with social and emotional issues including ADHD, social anxiety, Aspergers, and difficulty making friends. Parents can sign their children up for 3-6 weeks. The camp runs from June 25th – Aug 5th and runs from 9-3:30 Monday – Friday. Our camphas been in the San Francisco area for over 20 years and is now expanding to Bellevue. You can read more about us at or call: 206-954-8909 or email:

*LWSD Dyslexia Group*

Tuesday Time: 10am-11:45, April 10, 2012
:King County Library - Redmond Branch-Mtg Room #2
15990 N.E. 85th
:Redmond, WA 98052

This is a meeting to come up with a list of 504 accommodations dyslexic students might need. Even if you did not RSVP, please come if you are interested. There is room for more.
*UW CARE Clinic launches the Networking Project*

UW CARE Clinic launches the Networking Project, its first foray into day programming for young adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities.The Networking Project is a six week day program that aims to address adult transition and community integration challenges.

The Networking Project provides opportunities that help our young adults achieve success in school, at home, in the workplace, and in society.

To ensure that each and every participant is actively engaged and productive, the Networking Project will have a ratio of 1 staff for every 2 participants.

When : July 9 - August 17, 2012 (6 weeks) Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Who can apply : We accept applications from young adults, 18+ years old. We will form groups at all levels and will match students along the dimensions of age and social compatibility, ensuring an optimal Networking Project experience for all participants.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2012

Flyer & Application:      

Daily Rate $119/day ($17/hour)
Participants attending at least 3 days/week will be given priority.
Weekly Rate $560/week ($16/hour)
Participants attending at least 2 weeks will be given priority.

*Seattle Children's Hospital Health Fair*

Seattle Children's Hospital is having the annual Health Fair in Bellevue!! It is fun, friendly and free hands-on event with plenty of activities.​healthfair  

Please join us for this fun, family-friendly and free hands-on community event. With games, hands-on activities and crafts, we'll answer kids' and families' questions about their health, safety and bodies. Bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal for a check-up at the Teddy Bear Clinic, take a look inside a real operating room, get fitted for a free custom bike helmet and much more! Check out the list of activities below.

Date: Sunday, March 25, 2012
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Place: Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center 1500 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Seattle Children’s annual Health Fair will be held this year at Seattle Children’s Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center for the first time.

Activities are especially designed for children ages 3 to 8, but your entire family is welcome. We hope to see you at the Health Fair!

By Julie Shalaby

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