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Contact your State Legislator or Members of Congress - click here.

 

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State Benefit Programs and Federal Benefit Programs
 

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program - A comprehensive community-based Suicide Prevention Program. Call 1-800-615-1245 24 hours a day/7 days a week for Community Mental Health or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).

 
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Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

 

Parent Reviews Give an Inside View - How does your school do in meeting the needs of its students? Just click on Parent Reviews on any school profile to see personal, up-close comments about schools.

 
Children and Politics in Your State - click here.

 
Find your local Parent Information & Resource Center (PIRC) - click here.

 

Homework Help for Kids & Teens - click here.

 

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - Law Enforcement support for programs preventing juvenile crime and violence.

 

Find K-12 school information for your state - click here.

 

How to volunteer to help a child - click here.

  

Reading & Literacy Help for Children - click here.

  

Reading & Literacy Help for Adults - click here.

 

Find help in your state or region for children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities - click here For resources in Spanish, click here

  

U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) 

 

U.S. Department of Education

 

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

 

No Child Left Behind

 

U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

 

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

 

Visit School Websites - links to over 70,000 school websites from around the country. 

 

Covering Kids & Families works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not enrolled. To find low-cost and free health care for children call 1-877-KIDS-NOW.

 

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  • Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

  • Contact List for Early Childhood Programs - click here.

  • Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk - click here.

  • Education Resources & Information - click here.

  • Literacy Resources - click here.

  • Articles of Interest - click here.

  • Miscellaneous Information & Resources - click here.

  • Things To Do & Places To See - click here.

  • Support Group Information - click here.

 
School house and school bell

Education Resources & Information

  

K-20 Telecommunications Network Students and educators of all ages use technology to communicate.

 
State Board of Education State Board of Education website.

 
Superintendent of Public Instruction Superintendent of Public Instruction website.

 

Download your state's educational profile - click here (click on State Profiles)

Special Education Mediation Services - click here.

 
Colleges and Universities Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board.

 
K-12 index Index of school and district web pages.

 
Home-based education Provides guidance to school districts for implementation of legislation related to home based instruction.

 
Homework help Just for kids, homework help.

 
GET - Guaranteed Education Tuition GET enables parents, grandparents and others to prepay college tuition.
    

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People working together

Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk

 

Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

stack of books

Literacy Resources

 
Find State & Local Literacy Hotlines - http://www.literacydirectory.org/hotlines.asp

 

State Hotline: Washington Literacy
Hotline Number: (800) 323-2550
Other Phone Number: (206) 284-4399
Email: comments@waliteracy.org
Internet address (website): http://www.waliteracy.org
 
Local or Regional Hotline: Seattle - King County Library System
Hotline Number: (425)369-3455
Internet address (website): http://www.kcls.org
 
State Adult Education/Literacy Office: State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Phone Number: (360) 753-2000
Internet address (website): http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu

 

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Articles of Interest

  

WA and MA Ready for Leadership: Lessons Learned from the Front Lines of School Reform (PDF) - The public supports education standards and high-stakes testing, according to a bicoastal public opinion poll, Ready for Leadership, conducted by MIE and Seattle-based Partnership for Learning. The report on the survey was released in Washington DC, in conjunction with a policy paper titled Lessons Learned from the Front Lines of School Reform, a primer on standards based reform for policy makers at the state and federal levels.
 

WA District may ban daytime sodas in middle schools - Soda-pop sales to middle-school students during the school day would be banned under a proposed extension of Coca-Cola's exclusive contract with the Seattle School District. 

 

WA Rare syndrome has 3 victims, medical experts say - In cases of Prader-Willi syndrome, experts say there are really three victims: the child who must suffer through a lifetime of insatiable hunger, and the mother and father who must constantly deny food to their child so he doesn't die.

 

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puzzle pieces

Miscellaneous Information & Resources

 

Autism Recovery Resources of WA (ARROW) helps families by providing mentorship and support, with a focus on healing our children thru biomedical interventions and education for families. Autism is an epidemic, for help in Washington state, contact ARROW or join our listserve by visiting www.autismrecoverywa.org.

 

Conscious Break (Seattle, WA) - Providing divorce workshops for kids 7-17; Through small-group, half-day workshops located in and around Seattle, we teach a research based support and empowerment curriculum that will provide your kids with tools that will help them better understand and accept your family situation. Sliding scale fees available.

Website: http://www.consciousbreak.org
Email: info@consciousbreak.org
 

National Centers for Independent Living - Map of U.S. leads to a listing of Centers for Independent Living by state.

 

The Wyatt Holliday Foundation is a tax exempt non-profit which funds therapeutic services for special needs children in the greater Olympia WA area.

 

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child playing in water

Things To Do & Places To See

 

U.S. National Parks - http://www.nps.gov/parks.html

 

Washington will stay in your kids' memories far longer than any amusement park. The museums and parks and natural wonders make for the ultimate family vacation.  Visit http://www.tourism.wa.gov/PTG_Main.html for places to go in Washington.

 

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This page last updated on 01/04/2017

 

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