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Please tune in this evening for another exciting “Conversations About Autism” episode. Tonight’s moderator, David Eaton, will lead the discussion topic:
Transition to Adulthood: Community-Based Services (The College Experience).
Joining in the exchange tonight will be Felice Orlich, Chris Ladish, and their son, UW student Jonah Ladish. Adding another important prospective on the topic will be Sara Gardner, the Director of the Neurodiversity Navigators Program at Bellevue College.
You can live-stream the program on:
YouTube on Seattle Children’s YouTube page, or on Facebook Live on Seattle Children’s page.
Date: June 16, 2022
Time: 7-8 p.m. Pacific Time
Blog post: Conversations About Autism - The College Experience | The Autism Blog (seattlechildrens.org) https://theautismblog.seattlechildrens.org/conversations-about-autism-the-college-experience/
Sign-ups are still available for our free, virtual Early Childhood Parenting Skills Classes on Thursday, June 23, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Learn the benefits of Child-Directed Play (CDP), a special form of one-to-one play between you and your child, to strengthen your parent-child bond and put new parenting skills into practice.
Early Childhood Parenting Skills Classes – Seattle Children’s Seattle Children’s Early Childhood Parenting Skills Classes are monthly, 1-hour classes created for parents of kids ages 0 to 5 with behavior challenges.
June marks Pride Month. To recognize and support the LGBTQ+ community our Q Pod (LGBTQ+) Inclusion Network recommends resources from Peer Seattle, a non-profit providing peer emotional support and services to the LGBTQ+ community and their allies for mental health, chemical and behavioral addiction and chronic illness. https://www.peerseattle.org/
Peer Seattle | LGBTQ Peer Support | Seattle Peer Seattle cultivates powerful, healthy lives by providing peer emotional support and development services to the LGBTQ community.
As one of the only institutions in our region to offer ovarian tissue cryopreservation (OTC), Seattle Children’s Fertility Preservation Program is proud to work with Seattle Reproductive Medicine to expand our OTC services to patients undergoing medical treatment. https://bit.ly/3MVJnB8
SRM announced the expansion of its Fertility Preservation Program to include ovarian tissue cryopreservation (OTC), an emerging fertility preservation option for girls and young women undergoing medical treatment that can cause infertility. SRM is the first facility in the Pacific Northwest to provide ovarian tissue processing and freezing in addition to other methods of fertility preservation such as egg and embryo freezing.
SRM now provides OTC services to Seattle Children's patients who are undergoing medical treatment that can cause ovarian failure, including cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant and radiation as well as treatments for other conditions such as sickle cell disease.
"For these patients, ovarian tissue cryopreservation is a vitally important option for preserving their fertility," said Dr. Lynn Davis, who leads SRM's Fertility Preservation Program. "SRM is proud to partner with Seattle Children's, which is one of the only institutions in our region that currently offers this choice to girls and young women who have no other fertility preservation option."
Read the full details and news release (from June 13, 2022) here: https://www.seattlefertility.com/launch-of-the-first-ovarian-tissue-cryopreservation-program-in-pacific-northwest/
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As we approach the first official day of summer, please consider the following tips from our safety checklist and be sure to share it with your child's caregivers or relatives to help make their homes safer this summer.
Safety Resources: Safety Checklist for Home - Seattle Children's Safety Resources: Safety Checklist for Home
By saving a life one blood donation at a time, we can change the world. Stand in solidarity with blood donors all over the world this , June 14th, by making a blood donation appointment today at Bloodworks Northwest. www.bloodworksnw.org/donate
Seattle Children’s Research Institute has committed $45 million to educating and training postdoctoral scholars historically underrepresented in biotech in the development of therapeutics for childhood conditions with a pledge by Seattle Children’s to raise an additional $10 million for the Invent program.
Seattle Children’s Research Institute Creating ‘On-ramp to Biotech’ for Early Career Scientists Seattle Children’s Research Institute today announced the Invent at Seattle Children’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program, a $45 million investment in training early career scientists historically underrepresented in biotech in the development of therapeutics for childhood conditions. Seattle Childre...
We’re honored to share that U.S. News & World Report has named Seattle Children’s among the best children’s hospitals in the nation for 2022-23. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Seattle Children’s as a top children’s hospital every year since it began ranking medical facilities 30 years ago.
U.S. News & World Report Rankings In 2021, U.S. News & World Report again named Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals. U.S. News & World Report is considered the most comprehensive source of objective quality-related information on pediatric hospitals in the United States.
When can babies and young children finally get the COVID vaccine? – PUBLIC HEALTH INSIDER Vaccine for children under 5 is finally just around the corner. Find out what Public Health - Seattle & King County is doing to be ready to serve the little ones and what you can expect in the coming weeks.
Join Seattle Children’s Q Pod Inclusion Network in one of their activities this Pride Month by decorating your coloring sheets. They are readily available at the Family Resource Center.
The coloring sheets were created in collaboration with Urban Belle Designs.
Join us on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Chehalis to receive a free lock box or trigger lock and to learn about the importance of safe firearm storage, especially for homes with children and teens.
Please Note: Registration required for an appointment. One free lockbox or trigger lock provided per registered person (maximum of two items per household). Recipients must be 18 or older and present to receive the lockbox or trigger lock. All
Register Here: https://cvent.me/d1brYR
“We are grateful to be healthy and we want to spread awareness about cancer research at Seattle Children’s and one of the ways you could help through Purchase A Miracle”.
Through June 15, look for the Purchase a Miracle shelf tags in participating grocery stores across Washington state. Each shelf tag is placed by our wonderful volunteers like Emma and Kate. Funds raised through participating product sponsorships benefit cancer research at Seattle Children’s.
Despite challenges, research highlights caring communities can help kids recover from trauma and foster resilience. Child Mind Institute shares more on the importance of external support structures for families facing traumatic experiences. https://bit.ly/3LkkTS5
Researchers from UW Medicine and Seattle Children's are looking to enroll 3,500 children and adults to participate in a study to assess how well COVID-19 vaccines protect against infection in the community.
Learn about enrolling at cascadiastudy.org.
New COVID vaccine study looking for Pacific Northwest participants, particularly kids and families One of the largest COVID vaccine studies funded by the CDC is now underway in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Here's what researchers are hoping to learn.
As part of Seattle Children’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization, we’re sharing the third Health Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan quarterly report that provides updates on the progress being made on Action Plan recommendations.
Our Commitment to Anti-Racism - Seattle Children's Learn about Seattle Children’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist and equitable health organization.
In the latest podcast, students in the C89.5 Public Radio program explored the topics of gender identity and coming out with insight from Drs. Amy Curtis and Matt Goldenberg of Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic.
Listen and find resources here: https://www.c895.org/coping101/coping-101-lgbtq-mental-health/ 🎤
Sign-ups are still available for our two-part, virtual Better Babysitter classes starting on June 18 and July 10. These classes are intended for teens and preteens, ages 11 to 14, and provides a comprehensive curriculum for students to be responsible babysitters by learning basic child development, safety, business tips and more.
Better Babysitters Class - Seattle Children's Babysitting class for youth ages 11 to 14. Learn responsible babysitting, child development, infant care, safety, emergencies. Register online.
📣Calling creatives of all ages! 📣
The Seattle Children’s Juneteenth Planning Committee is hosting a competition for a new, permanent logo for Seattle Children's Juneteenth celebrations! The competition is open to all workforce and community: adults and children. The winner will receive a $500 monetary award.
Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, June 21 at 8 pm PST and the winner will be announced on June 23.
For more information visit: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/e469e3819ec64551838e31cf6655027a
Happy Pride Month! During the month of June, our Q Pod Inclusion Network is hosting an educational installation in the Family Resources Center display case which features influential LGBTQ+ individuals around the world.
Emergency or Urgent Care?
If you’re not sure where to bring your child, use our guide: https://bit.ly/3avwaBB. If your child needs a COVID-19 test, please contact your primary care provider for a referral.
If your child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911.
We are grateful for Tillamook County Creamery Association's support during this year’s Purchase a Miracle. Through June 15, look for Isaac on the Purchase a Miracle tags in grocery stores across Washington state. Funds raised through participating Tillamook products benefit cancer research at Seattle Children’s. https://bit.ly/3MHarnW
“When Jackson finished his cancer treatment in 2006, I wanted to give back to Seattle Children's. I've been volunteering in a variety of ways ever since. A couple of years ago Jackson decided he wanted to start volunteering and he joined the Friends for Life Guild to help raise funds for childhood cancer research. We love volunteering with the Purchase a Miracle campaign because we can volunteer together and support the hospital's cancer research program. It's a great way to pay it forward.”
We are grateful for our volunteers like Jackson and Kelly who help by placing Purchase a Miracle tags on sponsor products throughout grocery stores across Washington State. These sponsors support cancer research at Seattle Children's. https://bit.ly/3yig2x8
Doug Baldwin, a founder of Champions of Change, recently visited OBCC Othello. We are thankful for Champions of Change! With their support, we can support our community with medical, dental and behavioral health. For more information about the services we provide, please visit: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics/odessa-brown/services/
Seattle Children’s is committed to the emotional healing and well-being of children and youth. Today, as organizations around the country observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we are working with our community partners to improve safe firearm storage practices by offering educational events and giveaways for families throughout the year. Learn more about our continued efforts to turn heartbreak into action and how you can participate here: https://bit.ly/3ma3Iri
Seattle Children’s Partners with Community to Turn Heartbreak into Action Over the past 8 years, Seattle Children’s has worked diligently to protect youth from firearm tragedies and improve safe firearm storage practices.
Unlock the secret to balancing screen time and closing pandemic-related learning gaps. Join ParentMap on Tuesday, June 7, for a free virtual talk by Dr. Dimitri Christakis, director of Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development. He will present a blueprint for how parents and educators can close learning gaps and rebalance screen time. https://bit.ly/3agm8nP
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Your child's health is as important as ever. We've expanded appointments in person and via telehealth, and your family's safety is our top priority. Find the latest below, and manage your child's care with MyChart.
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