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Coffee Conversations with CTC
if you missed today’s Facebook Live featuring infant mental health provider Ronda Duluoz, check out the recording here! https://www.facebook.com/ctckids/videos/1327658337797509
Ronda spoke with host Kourtney Gray about the autism program at CTC and two online parent support groups/workshops that she and her team are offering in March and April.
Learn more about the workshops below:
- Navigation After an Autism Diagnosis for discussion and sharing strategies and resources
- Autism Information Workshops for parents, caregivers, extended family and anyone else caring for an autistic child.
Important Updates for Families Receiving Apple Health
The Washington State Healthcare Authority extended extended coverage for all Apple Health (Medicaid) clients during the Covid-19 pandemic, but those benefits are changing. Please visit their website to learn more:
Family-Friendly Events in March
Looking for something new to try? Here are a few activities shared by our Family Resources Coordinators. Click on the headlines to visit websites with more details.
11 Family-Friendly Events in Pierce County in March
Whether you want to help care for turtles, immerse yourself in Van Gogh’s paintings, learn about boats or famous women racers, or read to a dog, there are lots of opportunities for you and your family to shake up your routine this month in Pierce County!
SeaTac Community Center’s 30th Birthday on March 11
A free event for all ages, including a pancake breakfast, live music, bouncy houses, a petting zoo and more!
Kent Kids’ Arts Day is Back in 2023!
Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kent Commons. Come and celebrate doing art with over 12 different hands-on projects lead by professional artists. Get your hands dirty with the hands in wax project or get creative with some favorite traditional projects. The stage will be going all day with music from local performers. Food trucks will be on site. Young Artists are $10. Adults and kids 2 and under are free!
Need Help with Taxes?
Pierce County https://www.uwpc.org/tax-assistance
King County https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/tax-help/
Do you qualify for the Working Families Tax Credit? Visit the link below. This credit is also available to immigrant families without documentation.
Infant Massage Class at CTC
Deadline to sign up for the class is this Friday, March 10!
Introducing a five-week infant massage class for caregivers and babies that are enrolled in CTC’s ESIT services. Massage class will be led by a certified educator of infant massage. The instructor will demonstrate on a doll while caregivers massage their baby. Infant massage practice can be a relaxing time shared between caregivers and babies.
A few benefits of infant massage include: bonding and attachment between baby and caregiver, reduced stress, colic and gas relief, muscle relaxation, positive touch experiences, early communication, improved self-regulation, improved sleep, and so much more!
- Class times: Wednesdays from 3:45pm- 4:45pm (one hour)
- Class Dates: March 22, March 29, April 12, April 19 and April 26
- Location: ESIT House at CTC Kent, 10807 SE Kent Kangley Rd Bldg. B, Kent WA 98030
Deadline to sign up for the class is March 10. Sign up for class by contacting Kelsey Finn, Infant Massage Instructor and Occupational Therapist.
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 253-457-2042
Once you are signed up for class you will receive additional information on class and a participant waiver form. We ask that only one caregiver attends each week.
It’s Almost Time for…Summer Camps!
Now is a good time to start thinking about summer camps for your little one. Below are two great websites full of helpful information.
King County Resources
Pierce County Resources