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CTC Celebrates Juneteenth

CTC recognizes Juneteenth as a holiday and our centers are closed today in recognition of this event. We hope you enjoy the day!

Meet Our Staff!

Cecelia is a speech-language pathologist in CTC’s Early Supports for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program.

What do you enjoy and value most about working at CTC?

I hugely value the opportunity to support the entire families of the children I see, rather than a clinical model of direct intervention where families are often excluded. I see again and again how empowering it is for families to take the lead in being their child’s guide, teacher, and advocate, all within the context of unconditional love for the child. It is an honor to witness families growing together as they learn to nurture their child in new ways, and gives me enormous hope for wellness of the coming generations.

What is your favorite activity to share with families?

There is nothing I love more than being outside with little ones! Nature provides unlimited opportunities for connection, communication, and exploration. We can guide children towards noticing patterns in the shapes of different leaves, imitating the sounds of different birds they hear, problem solving when their sleeves get wet as they dig in the mud, inventing songs together about the sun and the earth. There is a ceaseless bounty available to our children the moment we step outside, if we follow their lead with openness to seeing the world through a child’s curious eyes.

About Me:

I live in Seattle with my beautiful rabbit Paloma. I grew up in Seattle but have lived in San Francisco, Portland, and rural Montana; I moved home to the Seattle area in 2021 to be nearer to my large family. When I’m not at work, I love to create in all different ways, whether it’s painting, sewing, tending to my plants, writing poetry, or baking my weekly loaf of traditional sourdough bread. At CTC, I’m grateful for the opportunity to facilitate our staff affinity group for LGBTQ+ staff and expand CTC’s commitment to fostering an environment of openness, safety, and wellness for all people.

CTC request for new board members

CTC’s Board of Directors Seeks New Members

CTC is excited to announce an opportunity to join our dynamic Board of Directors! We are looking for individuals interested in furthering our mission to maximize the potential of children with disabilities.

Our goal is to help every child achieve maximum independence so they can experience the same opportunities and quality of life as other children. It is important for us to build a Board with a full complement of professional expertise and networks reflecting the rich racial, ethnic, and life experiences of the families we serve.

If you or someone you know is interested and passionate about supporting equitable opportunity for children and youth, please email CTC-Board@ctckids.org.

Free Summer Technology Camp info@engagethrutech.com

FREE Summer Tech Camps for DDA-Eligible Kids and Youth

Three summer camp options in Tacoma for kids interested in tech! Coding Campers runs July 31 to August 3. Mega Movies runs August 7-10. Summer STEAM runs August 14-17. See the flyer at left for more information and contact info@engagethrutech.com for details.

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Join Us for Coffee Conversations

Our next Coffee Conversations guest is Family Resources Coordinator (FRC) and CTC parent Anika Engebretsen!

Join us on Facebook Live on Monday, July 10 at noon to hear more about the key role FRCs play in the lives of families enrolled in our Early Supports for Infants and Toddler (ESIT) program.

“As an FRC I provide the parent perspective of the nuances of raising children with disabilities. I strive to offer the support that I have found most helpful; and that has been through building a community of people who understand the ins and outs of what it means to be disabled in our community.”

Anika, FRC