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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at CTC

We work together to dismantle racism and ableism so that ALL bodies and minds in our community are valued and supported.

CTC’s Equity Statement

CTC’s equity statement (above) is a written commitment on behalf of our staff, the families we serve, and the communities in which we work. It is more than just a statement. For the past year, the staff at CTC has been working to integrate DEIB practices and policies into every aspect our work. This is a journey, and we invite you to come along with us.

CTC’s “All Hands and Hearts” Community Wall 

CTC will offer families and staff the opportunity to share and reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the month of January at each of our four locations in Burien, Kent, Maple Valley, and Tacoma. Join us by sharing YOUR dream or vision for an engaged, supportive and connected community!

We’ll provide the materials to decorate the wall – you provide the inspiration. Here are some prompts to get you started:

  • What do you love about your community?
  • How can you spread love and kindness?
  • Think about or reflect on an injustice you’ve recently witnessed – how can you interrupt that kind of injustice in the future?
  • What ideas do you have for a 2024 MLK Day community event at CTC?

Let’s all use this space to begin visualizing and cultivating a future towards the Beloved Community that Dr. King envisioned, where “all people can share in the wealth of the earth.”

Join Us on Facebook Live for Coffee Conversations!

Visit us on Facebook Monday, January 23 at noon for our live conversation with Director of Community Engagement Alli Auldridge! Her topic: “Three Cool Things” happening at CTC this winter!

Parent Support Group for Families of Children Newly Diagnosed with Autism

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. The next two dates are listed below:

  • 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 ronda@ctckids.org to register. Please let us know if you require an interpreter.

Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE) at UW

CREATE was founded in the summer of 2019 when a group of accessibility researchers from around campus came together to discuss common interests.

they recognized that in this era of rapidly changing technology, the need to ensure accessibility and equity for people with disabilities is urgent. Full participation in society is often dependent on the successful use of technology, and this requires accessible solutions.

Interested in learning more about accessible technology and the work happening at UW? Visit their website.