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July is Disability Pride Month

“Disability is a part of the tapestry of human diversity. It is also a significant identity that defines how we experience the world. Yet people with disabilities have been marginalized and misunderstood for generations [and across cultures].”

Amanda Guerrero

July marks the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark legislation that broke down barriers to inclusion in US society. Signed into law by President George HW Bush on July 26, 1990, the law provides a broad set of civil rights protections for disabled people, including prohibitions against employment discrimination and mandates to make public accommodations accessible. Click here to learn about the history and access resources, podcasts, and more.

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Join us July 10 for Coffee Conversations

Join us on Monday, July 10 at noon on Facebook for Coffee Conversations, a bimonthly live broadcast featuring interviews with CTC staff.

We’ll be chatting with Anika Engebretsen, a Family Resources Coordinator (FRC) in Children’s Therapy Center’s Early Supports for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program. Anika is not only an FRC but her child receives services at CTC. She’ll share more about her experience as an FRC and a mom of children with autism.

Join Anika on July 10 for Coffee Conversations! You do not need to have a Facebook account to access the conversation. See you there!

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.

Free Summer Meals in Pierce County

Pierce County Free Summer Meals

United Way of Pierce County’s Summer Meals Program is funded by the USDA and designed to provide kids and teens ages 18 and under with healthy meals during the summer months when school is out of session.

Save your family time and money with free summer meals for your kids this summer! No application or registration needed, just stop by and enjoy. Visit their website to learn more and access their searchable map to find meal sites near you.

Syniah and her daughter.

Meet Syniah!

CTC is fortunate to have an amazing group of employees across all levels of our organization. Syniah is a front office coordinator and her role is critical in greeting and helping families get to their scheduled appointments on time and well-prepared.

“What I enjoy most about working at CTC is the families and staff members,” Syniah says. “I love watching the kids progress [through therapy] and when they come to my desk just to say hi or check themselves in. I also love receiving gratitude from the families. Knowing we were able to make such a big difference in their lives warms my heart!”

Syniah was born and raised in Seattle and graduated from Renton High School in 2018. “My favorite things to do are to hang outside in nature, crochet, or just spend time with my family,” she says. “In high school I played the flute and was a varsity cheerleader. I was awarded captain in my junior year. I later worked as a lead gymnastic instructor at The Little Gym for two years. I have a 2-year-old daughter name Nyasia.”

Interested in joining the CTC team? We have many opportunities available. Visit our Careers page to learn more!