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Support CTC in 2022!
The end of the calendar year offers donors an opportunity to support their favorite nonprofits. Please consider a gift to CTC so that we can provide more services to children who need them!
Pediatric therapy services for children over age 3 can be hard for many families to access. There are many reasons for this, including location and the cost of care. CTC is a nonprofit organization that offers convenient services for children 3+ in Burien, Kent, and Tacoma and is one of the few providers in the state that accepts a high number of children on Medicaid: 64%.
Your support allows us to offer more services for children who need them. Please support CTC today!
Wintery Weather Headed Our Way!
Snow is in the forecast for the week and CTC typically follows school district closure and delay schedules when determining when or if to open our centers. However, many schools are closed for winter break for the next two weeks. During that time, please contact your provider directly to confirm the status of your child’s appointment.
You can find our weather closure policy here.
Navigation after an Autism Diagnosis
Have you recently received an autism diagnosis for your child? Join us for a 4-week virtual support group for CTC parents and caregivers. You will have space to ask questions, talk about next steps, and learn four key strategies that are designed to impact your child’s development. This group is intended for families with children ages 1-5.
- Monday, January 9, 2023 from 12:00-1:00 pm
- Monday, January 16, 2023 from 12:00-1:00 pm
- Monday, January 23, 2023 from 12:00-1:00 pm
- Monday, January 30, 2023 from 12:00-1:00 pm
Please e-mail Ronda at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Please let us know if you require an interpreter.
We are always on the lookout for resources to offer parents and caregivers of children with disabilities. Check out these two helpful websites below:
Pierce County Coalition for Developmental Disabilities
Don’t forget that 211 connects you to community resources statewide and is another excellent resource.
Resources for Respiratory Viruses
Many thanks to our partners at Informing Families for the following information:
Right now, Washingtonians are battling many respiratory viruses at the same time, including flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and COVID-19. Together, these respiratory viruses are causing a severe strain on our emergency departments and hospitals and having an impact on our families and communities.
There are several things you and your family can do to lower your risk of illness and spread of all respiratory viruses:
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with sudsy soap in warm water or use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not convenient.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose where germs like to enter.
- Stay home when you’re sick (even if it is “just a cold”) and isolate sick household members in separate rooms.
- Wear a mask in crowded or poorly ventilated settings.
- Limit the number of close contacts for young infants and individuals with certain chronic conditions.
- Clean high-touch surfaces frequently with a cleaner that is known to kill these common viruses.
Whether it’s the flu, COVID-19, or RSV—watch for emergency warning signs.