With winter quickly approaching, we understand that families need to find activities to fill their children's time. Crafts can be a great way to engage with children in a manner they find entertaining while also offering the opportunity for teachable moments. Below is a list of five activities that make indoor time seem like the most exciting option!
On Tuesday, October 11th, local business leaders and members of the community filled the 4th floor of the Westin Downtown – Seattle to celebrate and invest in our Early Learning services for children with and without disabilities.
It sounds so simple. It was the late 1960s, and four Northwest Center founders—Cecile Lindquist, Janet Taggart, Evelyn Chapman, and the late Katie Dolan—were having a casual conversation with Ralph Munro (then an assistant to Governor Dan Evans, who would go on to become Secretary of the State of Washington). Now that Northwest Center was up and running, the women wanted to do more. Munro had a suggestion.
“He said, ‘Why don’t you write a mandatory law that children with disabilities will be served by public schools?’” Lindquist remembers. “‘We thought, ‘Well, there's an idea for you.’”
We were thrilled to join The Friendship Circle of WA at their 5th Annual Walk with Friendship on Mercer Island, Sunday, October 9th! The walk is a fun family event that brings out hundreds of families for a celebration of disability inclusion in the Puget Sound area. The walk was followed by a carnival with music, entertainment, prizes, and food. Thank you, Northwest Center employees, friends, and families for showing your support!
An outing with a young child can be a challenge for any parent. And that challenge can be even more daunting for families that have a child with a developmental delay or disability. Fortunately, the number of destinations in the Puget Sound region that accommodate children of all abilities is growing every year. We have compiled a modest list of local activities and destinations that are definitely worth checking out.