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Coffee Conversations: CTC’s Feeding Support Program

Mark your calendars for Monday, May 8, 2023 at NOON and join us on Facebook Live for a very special Coffee Conversations! 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!”

You do not need a Facebook account to watch this episode, and it will be recorded and re-shared later that week for those who missed it.

Infant and Early Childhood Conference May 1-5, 2023

CTC’s service providers highly recommend this FREE virtual conference to CTC families.

Over 30 valuable virtual sessions will be offered. Audience members will include parents, special educators, paraprofessionals, service providers in developmental and neuro-developmental centers, Head Start and Early Head Start staff, agency administrators, case managers, health care professionals, child care providers, and others interested in young children with special needs.

There will be a Parent to Parent session presented in Spanish. Both keynotes will have ASL and Spanish language interpretation available and will be recorded.

Registration is FREE!

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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 NetworkPublic Health of Seattle and King County.

Please share this information with family and friends!

Staff Spotlight - Meza Gandy, Outreach and Volunteer Manager

Staff Spotlight: Meza Gandy

Mareza (Meza) Gandy is CTC’s Outreach and Volunteer Manager, a role she has held since 2019. Prior to that, Meza was a program assistant at CTC for many years and has been instrumental in helping build our groups and classes for children with developmental delays and disabilities.

“What I value most about working at CTC is knowing that I am a part of team of dedicated and passionate people helping families in the community. From greeting and welcoming families as they come through the front doors, to helping children learn to walk, to creating fun and accessible events for community to come together, the CTC team is so inspiring! I appreciate having the opportunity to collaborate across departments and work with other organizations in support of families. I’m grateful for the wonderful and kind volunteers who give their time, talents, and resources to support CTC.”

Interested in lending your time to volunteer for CTC programs or departments like communications and social media? Learn more here.

Celebrate with Us!

All CTC families are welcome to join us to celebrate children at our Feliz Dia del Nino event on Friday, April 28 from 11:00 – 3:00 pm at our Kent site!

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April Autism Workshops!

Tonight is the third workshop in the series! We’ll explore how to be an “autism ally.” 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.

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Preschool Registration in Renton

Renton School District’s preschool, Meadowcrest, is hosting an open house Tuesday April 25 from 5:00-6:00 pm. Learn more on their website.

Do you live in another district? Check out our listing of other preschools in our service area and register SOON!