For ALL Ages -- Sunday, May 21 -- Session 1 (10am to noon) & Session 2 (1pm to 3pm)
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A Note From Parent to Parent...
I think spring has finally sprung and we can enjoy the great outdoors and the sunshine! We have a busy month of baseball, softball and other fun activities this month along with a Mom's Day Out and support meetings. Ysabel and I will be attending the Statewide Parent to Parent Retreat May 15-17. This is a time to meet with other P2P coordinators and share thoughts, ideas and get some training to keep our programs relevant for our families. Check out a game of baseball on a Friday evening through May 19th or a softball game with our adults on Wednesdays beginning May 10th. SOAR is active for those 13 and older and our Kids Playgroup is for 12 and under. I look forward to seeing you this next month and please reach out if you need help with resources, questions or concerns.
Your Parent to Parent Coordinators, Angie Witt and Ysabel Fuentes
Wednesday, May 3 at 4:00 pm -- Walla Walla High School Auditorium
For families who may not feel comfortable or be able to attend a live performance during a regularly scheduled show. There is absolutely no concern for the cast and crew in regard to movement, talking, sounds, etc. during this performance.
May 2 - Pizza & Paint Night, 5:00 to 7:00 pm (Deadline to register for this event is Sunday, April 30 at 6pm)
May 8 - Comic Book Night
May 21 - Outdoors For All Adaptive Cycling
June 13 - WW Sweets Baseball Game (Registration closes May 31 so register early)
ComicBooks For Kids
by Tash Foxe, SOAR Coordinator
We would like to take a moment to share some information about one of our amazing supporters, ComicBooks For Kids. ComicBooks For Kids is a non-profit on a mission to provide child friendly comic books to children in hospitals and cancer centers across the United States. They also provide comic books for men and women in the military. As of September 2022, ComicBooks For Kids has been generously partnering with the WWVDN SOAR program to provide comic books, Funko pops, Lounge Fly Disney backpacks, purses, and wallets, as well as coloring books, reading books and so much more for the participants. To quote Founder and President Mark Weiss, the packages they send are "Our way of not only supporting your initiative, but saying thank you for your kind words and appreciation of your mission."
Mark and his amazing team work hard building, weighing, labeling and shipping each box around the clock. We here at the WWVDN are so grateful for their generosity! If you have a chance, head over to https://www.comicbooksforkids.org/ and take a look at all the wonderful things they do and maybe even follow them on FB. Every once in a while you will catch a post about SOAR on their page too!
Saturday, May 6
Mothers work hard every day, and special needs moms work even harder to keep up with all the demands. Parent to Parent and WWVDN would like to spend a late afternoon to honor you and give you a chance to relax.
Please join us for this fun afternoon of pampering and dinner.
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at the Walla Walla Children's Museum
RSVP by Monday, May 8 to allow for enough helpers.
Friday, May 12 at 10:00 am
Do you care for a child with special needs and feel like you are alone?
Are you adjusting to a new diagnosis of your child?
Do you have questions about services and resources but don't know who to ask?
Would you like to meet other parents who are raising children with special needs?
Please join us for companionship and support.
May 23, Meeting at Center for Children & Families - 5:00 pm
Parent to Parent Columbia County:
May 26, Support Meeting - 5:30 pm
Autism & Behavior Support
May 18, Meeting - 6:00 pm
Parent to Parent in Walla Walla:
May 24, P2P No Host Dinner & Cheer for our Unified Softball Team - 6:00 pm
Join the Care Coordination Family Advisory Council! Deadline to Apply is May 12
If you are a parent, family caregiver, or guardian of a child or youth who has experienced current or past ongoing disability, health, and/or behavioral needs and you live in Washington state, apply to join the Care Coordination Family Advisory Council!
~ Compensation - $50 gift card for each meeting you attend
~ Commitment - Participate in quarterly 2-hour virtual meetings
~ Impact - Help Washington state do better in supporting kids and families
May 2 - Cooking Class
May 2 - 10 Week Parent Walking Group
May 17 - Getting Started Food Gardening
May 18 - VOLUNTEER with BMAC Food Bank -Food Distribution for Seniors
May 19 - VOLUNTEER for Onion Man Triathlon
May 24 - Suicide Prevention Walk