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National Volunteer Week is April 16-22!

We are celebrating our incredible volunteers like Graciela (at left). As a Programs Support Volunteer, Graciela has generously given her time helping in our Boost program classes and with special projects for community outreach and engagement. 

Why did you choose to get involved with CTC? 

I want to become a speech therapist, so I wanted to see what speech therapy looks like. But more than that, I really like helping and teaching people, even if it’s just my friends in class. Volunteering at CTC seemed like a fun way to both help others and learn more about a career I’m interested in. 

What do you enjoy most about volunteering? 

My favorite part of volunteering at CTC is knowing that I’m helping create something meaningful for other people. When I see kids excited to come to our classes and enjoying the activities we put together for them, I take pride in knowing that my volunteering was part of what made it all possible. I think it’s really cool that the small things I do, like setting up art supplies or sanitizing toys after class, can have a big impact.  

Interested in volunteering for CTC? Learn more!

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April Autism Workshops!

Tonight is the second workshop in the series! We’ll explore the school setting and how to make the most of your child’s experience. Join us tonight from 6-7 pm.

View the full calendar and sign-up information here.

This series is open to anyone in the community caring for an autistic child. Please share with friends and family.

Community Health & Wellness Fair at CTC

Join us at our Kent location on Saturday, May 6 for an event offering FREE dental services, supplies, and support.

Our teeth have such an important role to play in our lives. They help us chew and digest food, they help us to talk and speak clearly, and they also give our face its shape! Good oral health can reduce the risk of many diseases like endocarditis, stroke and heart disease.

Medical Teams International will be on site with their mobile dental clinic.

Join us for this special event in partnership with King County Promotores Network, Public Health of Seattle and King County.

Please share this information with family and friends!

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Coffee Conversations: CTC’s Feeding Support Program

Mark your calendars for Monday, May 8, 2023 and join us for a very special Coffee Conversations on Facebook Live! We’ll share more about a unique program at CTC that helps parents whose children have difficulty eating.

“The vast majority of the neurodivergent population we serve has feeding issues,” says CTC occupational therapist Alli Payton. “There is a huge need in the community for a program like ours, mostly because it’s a specialty area that often includes nutritionists and gastrointestinal doctors in addition to therapists. We are so excited to be offering this kind of support at CTC!”

More details will follow in a future Weekly News post so stay tuned!

Resource Guide from the Arc of King County

The Arc of King County’s Resource Guide is designed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in King County. It is a collection of resources that they have found to be helpful to the individuals, families, and communities they serve.

View the resource guide here.

Pierce County Resource Fair

Date: April 14, 2023 
Time: 2:00 – 4:00PM
Location: STAR Center 

Join the Pierce County Interagency Coordinating Council and our community partners for an afternoon of sharing and learning!

Resources and community services, summer activities and more for families in the Pierce County area.