Resources for children with disabilities and their families.

Please visit this excellent website for up-to-date information about services and resources for children with disabilities and their families. Scroll through the website by child’s age, or scroll to the bottom, and visit the ‘bulletins’ under News. Many informative Bulletins about a variety of topics.  http://informingfamilies.org/

How a heart attack changed David’s life…

David Jones is an area manager for Goodwill, and sometimes his job requires that he drive to Tacoma for meetings. One Sunday, about four years ago, he did just that, heading out a day early so he could be ready to go the next morning. On the drive west, however, David didn’t feel well. “I Read more about How a heart attack changed David’s life…[…]

Communication in Children with Down Syndrome and Hearing Loss

Save the Date CCC Family Information Session Communication in Children with Down Syndrome and Hearing Loss FREE! Thursday, February 22, 2018 6-8pm Seattle Children’s Hospital, Wright Auditorium Types of hearing loss and treatment Hearing aids and FM systems Speech production AAC and PECS/signing Community resources RSVP to lisa.herber@seattlechildrens.org. Interpreters and childcare for children ages 3 and Read more about Communication in Children with Down Syndrome and Hearing Loss[…]

1 in 30 baby boomers has HEP C. Are you at risk?

Hep C Facts: Chronic (lasting a long time) hepatitis C (Hep C) is a virus that affects the liver. It is the most common blood-borne infection and affects about 3.5 million people in the US Most people do not have symptoms of Hep C for years or even decades, which is why it is commonly Read more about 1 in 30 baby boomers has HEP C. Are you at risk?[…]

The Power of Community

Read Samantha Monterrey‘s story first hand as a new resident to Yakima, as a teen and her involvement in YouthWorks pageants, and now as the Volunteer Coordinator for North Star Lodge, ‘Ohana, and Children’s Village. “I knew from a young age that I wanted to understand what it felt like to belong to a community. Read more about The Power of Community[…]

When should you replace infant car seats?

Many people are unaware that if their helmet or car seat is involved in a crash, they should be replaced as the integrity of the item has been compromised. (break) With the help of community funding from The Memorial Foundation, helmets, infant car seats and booster seats are available for patients coming to Virginia Mason Read more about When should you replace infant car seats?[…]

Making her own ice packs helps breast cancer patients

Betsy Medrano has spent her entire nursing career at Memorial, caring for women. Really caring. “I was unhappy with the ice packs,” she said. “They weren’t cold enough. Then I read that Advanced Dawn dishwashing soap, the concentrated gel, freezes and stays cold.” So, in search of a better way to comfort her `Ohana breast-biopsy Read more about Making her own ice packs helps breast cancer patients[…]