Calendar

Wednesday, May 17
Parents for Life Support Group
11:00 a.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. For any parent of a child with a developmental disability or special health care need who is older than age 18. Contact Jennifer Lee, Parent to Parent coordinator, at jlee@arc-spokane.org or (509) 789-8323.

Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18
First Time Home Buyer Class
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both nights at the Guild Mortgage, 12209 E. Mission, Spokane Valley. Learn about the process of buying a house and programs to help first-time buyers. Contact Theresa Griffith or Polly Powell at (509) 328-6326 for more information or to register for the class. 

Thursday, May 18
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Panel Symposium: Diagnosing, Treating, and Thriving with Traumatic Brain Injuries
1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at EWU Spokane, SEWC 122 (Auditorium). Keynote speaker will begin at 6pm. The panel symposium will consist of expert faculty from Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and other professionals from the region. Call (509) 359-6227 for more information. This is a free event.

Thursday, May 18
Mom's Evening Out
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Black Label Brewing Company, 19 W. Main, Spokane. A great opportunity to get out, unwind, and connect with other moms who have children touched by special needs. Evening has the feel of a comfortable book club among friends, without the pressure to read a book! Sponsored by The ISAAC Foundation. Call Jess Silvernail at (509) 325-1515.

Thursday, May 18
Spokane Autistic Social & Support Group (SASS)
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Marycliff Hall, 701 W. 7th Ave, Ste 280, Spokane. This group is for higher functioning individuals seen as having Asperger. Welcome to those who are self-diagnosed. SASS provides a social setting and is also a peer-to-peer support group. Parents and caregivers are asked to not attend. Contact Andrea at aspie.sass@gmail.com.

Sunday, May 21
Adult Asperger's Social Group
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley. No RSVPs necessary. Bring a board game or card game to play. Sponsored by the Autism Society of WA-Spokane Chapter. Contact spokane@autismsocietyofwa.org.

Wednesday, May 24
Guardianship Worshop
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. Does your adult child with DD need a guardian? Should it be you or someone else? These and other important questions will be answered in this free workshop. Light meal provided. For more information, contact Brian Holloway at bholloway@arc-spokane.org or (509) 328-6326.

Thursday, May 25
Individual Education Program (IEP) Clinics
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 50 minute appointments at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. During your appointment you will have access to professionals who can review the document with you. Review goals, progress, etc. WAC codes available on site. All questions are valuable, ask away. Contact Brian Holloway at bholloway@arc-spokane.org or (509) 328-6326 to schedule your appointment. Presented by PAVE and The Arc of Spokane.

Thursday, May 25
Spokane Autistic Social & Support Group (SASS)
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Marycliff Hall, 701 W. 7th Ave, Ste 280, Spokane. This group is for higher functioning individuals seen as having Asperger. Welcome to those who are self-diagnosed. SASS provides a social setting and is also a peer-to-peer support group. Parents and caregivers are asked to not attend. Contact Andrea at aspie.sass@gmail.com.

Friday, May 26
A Red Carpet Event -- Sponsored by Project id
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Project id, 1412 W. Central Ave, Spokane. A prom for and by adults with intellectual disabilities. All of the glamour and glitz of a red carpet affair, with paparazzi.  Enjoy an evening of dancing, hors d'oevres, and photographs! Admission is $7 for non-members, $2 for members, photographs are $3 extra. For more information, contact Dixie Costigan at (509) 475-7185.

Thursday, June 1
Spokane Autistic Social & Support Group (SASS)
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Marycliff Hall, 701 W. 7th Ave, Ste 280, Spokane. This group is for higher functioning individuals seen as having Asperger. Welcome to those who are self-diagnosed. SASS provides a social setting and is also a peer-to-peer support group. Parents and caregivers are asked to not attend. Contact Andrea at aspie.sass@gmail.com.

Friday, June 2
Teen Movie Night
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane Community Center, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. A safe and fun place for teens to meet up with old friends or make new ones. Snacks provided. Contact Theresa Fears at (509) 328-6326 to sign up your teen.  This is a free event.

Wednesday, June 7
Dads Only Trivia Night
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Bar @ Pizza Pipeline, 1403 N. Division St, Spokane. Meet other dads who have a child with special needs. Not a support group structure, it's casual. A time for dads to unwind and hang out.  Complementary pizza provided by The ISAAC Foundation. Contact Jess Silvernail at (509) 325-1515.

Thursday, June 9
Individual Education Program (IEP) Clinics
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 50 minute appointments at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. During your appointment you will have access to professionals who can review the document with you. Review goals, progress, etc. WAC codes available on site. All questions are valuable, ask away. Contact Brian Holloway at bholloway@arc-spokane.org or (509) 328-6326 to schedule your appointment. Presented by PAVE and The Arc of Spokane.

Thursday, June 8
Spokane Fathers Network

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave. A chance to eat pizza and connect with other dads of kids with special needs. Contact Brian Holloway, Director of Advocacy and Family Support at bholloway@arc-spokane.org or (509) 328-6326.

Thursday, June 8
Spokane Autistic Social & Support Group (SASS)
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Marycliff Hall, 701 W. 7th Ave, Ste 280, Spokane. This group is for higher functioning individuals seen as having Asperger. Welcome to those who are self-diagnosed. SASS provides a social setting and is also a peer-to-peer support group. Parents and caregivers are asked to not attend. Contact Andrea at aspie.sass@gmail.com.

Tuesday, June 13 through Thursday, June 15
Community Summit

This three day conference is held at the Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 N. Wenatchee Ave. Registration is now open. Contact Monica McDaniel at monica@gowise or (253) 307-7475. The Community Summit is sponsored y DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration's Roads to Community Living Grant.

Wednesday, June 21
16th Annual Family Caregiver Conference
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St, Spokane. Speakers, resource fair, breakout sessions, expert panel, and more. Unpaid caregivers pay a $10 fee (scholarships available), agency-based community caregivers pay a $45 fee. Lunch included. To register, call (509) 458-7450, option 2. Sponsored by Frontier Behavioral Health and Aging and Long-Term Care.

                                    

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