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Thank you for checking out Ben’s Fund. Our Mission is to provide grant opportunities to families who need financial assistance with services specifically related to autism spectrum disorder treatments here in WA.
Instructions regarding grant eligibility are below. To apply for a grant from Ben’s Fund, please print out application and follow instruction page.
Check out the new dates for all three Super Saturday locations, Sumner, University Place and Bellevue. We have listed all the dates till years end! Also please note we have made some changes to the price and payment options too. Please click link here for more details FEAT of WA Super Saturdays info We look forward to seeing you and your family at a Super Saturday.
From your friends at FEAT of WA
Insights, Information, and Inspiration: Walking the Path of Autism
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00PM
Washington State Youth Soccer Association,
500 S 336th Street, Suite 100
Federal Way, WA 98003
For directions, visit: www.washingtonyouthsoccer.org/about_us/driving_directions_hours/
RSVP: Workshop is complimentary – Suggested donation $7.00 for light luncheon offering. Register early, enrollment is limited to ensure a high degree of interaction.
This offering will especially benefit parents of children just recently diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as those who have been traveling the journey for some time. Larry Davis will share his experienced approach for guiding interactions with children on the spectrum, one that allows their light to shine.
Mr. Davis will explore ways to incorporate an outlook that embraces the bounty of autism – one that focuses on talents rather than the more-often attended perceived deficiencies.
Following targeted information sharing, Mr. Davis will respond to topic-related questions raised by parents to assist them with their individual journeys and guide them to valuable resources which may help along the way.
Participants will learn about findings on amygdala research, which indicate that the brains of persons with ASDs work harder during social interactions than the brains of persons without ASDs.
Parents will also become familiar with tools for addressing emotional wellness and sensory coherence.
“Larry possesses unique knowledge and experience which makes him an invaluable asset. I am always glad to see him supporting families because he is truly partnering with everyone at the table.”
–Dr. Vanessa Tucker, Education Specialist, University of Washington
FEAT is honored to be one of the non-profits selected for the Seattle Foundation’s Give Big Campaign. All gifts made to FEAT via the Seattle Foundation tomorrow, May 2nd, will help send kids on the spectrum to much needed summer programs. Learn more and donate here:
*Update: Thank you so much for your generous donations! Your gifts will help send children on the spectrum to much needed summer programs.*
The 10-year-old son of Seahawks general manager John Schneider was diagnosed with autism when he was a year-and-a-half old. Schneider and his wife Traci got help for their son, Ben, who is doing well. Now the Schneiders are launching Ben’s Fund, which in partnership with Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Washington will provide grants to families to help them cover the cost of medical bills and therapies.
Read more about their story in a recent Seattle Times piece.
April 13th – take your lunch break with us at our second FEAT Open House. Meet other parents and learn more about summer offerings from FEAT and others.
April 19th – Seahawk players, alumni, coaches, and scouts will participate in an interactive evening at El Gaucho presented by John and Traci Schneider and the Seattle Seahawks Women’s Association; proceeds to benefit FEAT and families and children in need of services to address autism. Visit www.Seahawks.com/PrimeTime.
April 28th – Come to the first in our series of Behavior Management Workshops being sponsored with our partner, Lake Washington School District PTSA Special Needs Group. The first one will be held April 28th from 10a-1p at the Redmond Town Center, 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond WA 98052. Detailed information on all three workshops to be facilitated by our Director of Clinical Services, Michael Fabrizio may be found here.
April 28th – join the runners and walkers in the South Sound area for the Spring Forward Run and walk 5k being sponsored by our generous community partner MVP Physical Therapy; all proceed to benefit FEAT members in the South Sound area. There will be games and a 1K for kids along with a silent auction and raffle which will include two Alaska Airline Tickets valued at $1,250 each. RSVP HERE.
With thanks to all for such an outpouring of time, talent and treasure, this year we raised more than $250,000 at our annual fundraiser. Truly, FEAT is making a difference and that difference is being noticed. So many new friends and community partners joined in our celebration of hope at the Bellevue Regency Hyatt to demonstrate their support of our praiseworthy FEAT mentors, family service coordinators, clinicians, and dedicated volunteers who provide hope and guidance to families so their children with autism may reach their full potential. Watch our new video to hear parents tell their FEAT stories of well-founded reasons for hope.
When dropping off a bountiful Hawaiian basket for our annual auction, FEAT member Jenny shared, “My husband I enjoyed our first date in five years – because we felt comfortable leaving our child in the good care of Super Saturday staff.” See times dates for Super Saturday offerings in Sumner, University Place and Bellevue.