2018 WA State Fathers Network Conference

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It’s Never Too Late to Advocate

November 3, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bellevue School District Wilburton Instructional Service Center
Bellevue, WA

$25 Scholarships available
Fee increases to $50 in October

The Washington State Fathers Network is a wonderful opportunity for men to meet other men who have a child with special health care needs and to get information that can be of help to them and their family.

Keynote – Glenna Gallo

As Assistant Superintendent for Special Education at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Glenna is the highest ranking public official in Washington addressing Special Education. She’ll talk about the current state of special education; what’s working well, what needs improvement and the changes she’d like to make. She’ll also speak about opportunities for involvement/advocacy, especially for men and looks forward to your questions.

Breakout Sessions

  • Maintaining Relationship Resilience While Parenting a Child with Special Needs
  • Social Media and Developmental Disability: Teaching Privacy and Safety
  • Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts
  • Introduction to Housing Options
  • Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
  • Theatre of Possibility: Exploring Relationship Skills Through Acting and Improvisation
  • Financial Strategies for Families with Children Who Have Special Needs
  • Supported Employment Works for Everyone

Who should attend?

Men who have a child with special health care needs in their life.

Register Here

For questions contact Louis Mendoza.

2018 WA State Fathers Network Conference Flyer


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