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  • Home - LifeSPAN
    is a community and network of families like yours striving to create a better life for their family member with special needs Each family and individual connected to LifeSPAN has a unique and inspiring story to tell Read more Upcoming Events We have great events coming up both fun and educational Check out LifeSPAN s Salty s Brunch on Facebook Read more We re Hiring Facilitators LifeSPAN has openings for part time network facilitators We look for people with life experience to help adults with a disability connect with community and build a support network of friends Read more Photo Gallery We hope you ll enjoy perusing LifeSPAN s photo gallery from events over the years Check out LifeSPAN s Facebook page for more current photo albums Read more Workshops LifeSPAN offers workshops and training sessions to assist families in planning for the future of their loved ones with a disabilities Register now for 7 Steps in 6 Sessions beginning February 24 2016 Read more Keep in Touch We would love to hear from you Please keep in mind that our administrative office is staffed part time Email is the best way to reach us Read more About LifeSPAN Mission Vision Values Our Team What makes it hard for parents to imagine a satisfying life in the community for their son or daughter Trusting in others and believing that people in the community will see the gifts of their children and relatives with a disability Read more Rachel Dave Jerry and Dane at Celebration of Hearts Vision Families receive peace of mind when they prepare a future for their relatives with disabilities which includes relationships Peace of mind happens when you see with your own eyes the plans working while you are still actively involved There is no better way

    Original URL path: http://www.lifespan-wa.org/ (2016-02-16)
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  • About LifeSPAN - LifeSPAN
    plans are Have you made a will which will make sure your son or daughter does not lose their government benefits How can you start making plans Where do you begin Thinking about the future and trying to plan ahead is an emotional experience which takes courage Through workshops seminars mutual family mentoring personal support network facilitation and a lifetime commitment LifeSPAN offers you the opportunity to make a plan now supported by staff and other families as needed This plan will be in place during your lifetime while you can see it in action It will continue beyond your death What makes it hard for parents to imagine a satisfying life in the community for their son or daughter Trusting in others and believing that people in the community will see the gifts of their children and relatives with a disability Join with other families like yours to create a good life through LifeSPAN Lifetime Secure Personal Assistance Network Primary Activities of LifeSPAN Future planning advisory services Creating and sustaining personal networks of support Family support mentoring and advocacy A Lifetime Commitment to maintaining an enduring network for the individual of disability that is supported in part by a modest bequest and understanding stated in the parent s will History LifeSPAN came together in fall 2000 after a PLAN Good Life Workshop for families sponsored in Seattle by Parkview Services a non profit dedicated to supporting individuals and families with developmental disabilities From the 80 people attending the workshop 20 stepped forward in an advisory role to bring the PLAN model to Washington Eight individuals became founding members of LifeSPAN in winter 2001 Early development of the PLAN concept in Washington was funded by Parkview Services LifeSPAN was incorporated in June 2001 and became an independent 501 c 3

    Original URL path: http://www.lifespan-wa.org/about/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Mission, Vision, Values - LifeSPAN
    envision futures where people with disabilities Share their vision for the future Dreams Have financial security through will estate plan Wealth Live in a place of their own choice Home Participate in a caring and hospitable community Fellowship Have their wishes supported by family and friends Choice Are protected from abuse and exploitation Security Are encouraged to participate Contribution Values Guiding LifeSPAN s Work Family leadership The majority of volunteer leaders of LifeSPAN are relatives of an individual with a disability Independently each family is responsible for directing plans with their relative Together families view their collective wealth as an economic and social force in negotiating with government and the private sector Safety through relationships Families know that safety of their loved one is directly related to the number and quality of relationships in one s life as well as a system of checks and balances established by the family Relationships are strengthened between families and within communities through sustainable personal networks of support Contribution equals citizenship A focus on community relationships and the capacity of individuals with disabilities and their families encourages participation and discourages victimization Self sufficiency Organizational self sufficiency from sustaining government funds is necessary to monitor

    Original URL path: http://www.lifespan-wa.org/about/mission-vision-values/ (2016-02-16)
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  • LifeSPAN's Team - LifeSPAN
    the summer If you would be interested in attending a Board meeting or joining the Board please contact us or send an email to info lifespan wa org Current Board Members Jean Bateman President Susan Carmony Vice President Catherine Duffy Vice President of Membership Martin Sellars Treasurer Hillary Rossi Secretary Paul Duffy Member at large Sue Willey President Emeritus Catherine Paul Jean Martin Hillary and Susan following their election at

    Original URL path: http://www.lifespan-wa.org/about/lifespans-team/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Facilitator Job Openings - LifeSPAN
    network is centered on one person the vitality of the network depends on all of its members As a facilitator being able to promote individual choices foster community interaction and continuously discover common purposes within others allows the network to thrive Please contact LifeSPAN for more information about becoming a facilitator if you Have a natural talent for connecting people Enjoy extending hospitality Have mature judgment about working with people Have excellent written and verbal communication skills See the gifts rather than the deficits of others Have good time management skills Believe that relationships are essential for all people to have a good life Want to help people who are isolated to develop their support networks Are willing to commit to a minimum of 1 2 years of part time work with a network This is an excellent opportunity for Retirees Graduate students Stay at home parents Busy professionals LifeSPAN Facilitator Gathering Time commitment Approximately 1 to 6 hours a month A one year commitment is requested Training and ongoing mentoring provided by LifeSPAN are based on proven network facilitation skills created by the group PLAN TM of Canada The current hourly rate is 25 50 per hour plus mileage

    Original URL path: http://www.lifespan-wa.org/about/facilitator-job-openings/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Facilitator Resources - LifeSPAN
    Resources for Facilitators Activity Ideas Group Games Human Bingo Card 1 Human Bingo Card 2 Human Bingo Card 3 Human Bingo Card 4 Human Bingo Card 5 Human Bingo Card 6 Human Bingo Card 7 Human Bingo Card 8 Human Bingo Card 9 Human Bingo Card 10 Human Bingo Card 11 Human Bingo Card 12 Facilitator Charts Facilitator Timeline Facilitator Responsibility Time Allotments Facilitator Responsibility Chart Facilitator Forms 6 month work plan blank Sample 6 month work plan Invoice Invoice Sample Network Meeting Summary blank Sample Network Meeting Summary Sample Network Survey Template Facilitator Tips and Timelines Facilitator Manual MS Word Facilitator Manual pdf Communication Tools for Facilitators Facilitator Responsibility Chart Facilitator Timeline Facilitator Tips Maintaining Momentum in Your Network Meeting Considerations Meeting Tips Useful Phrases Network Newsletter Info Creating a Newsletter Newsletter Templates NewsYouCanUse Newsletters Creating A Newsletter in MS Publisher Creating A Newsletter in MS Word Creating A Newsletter with Mail Chimp Creating A Newsletter Using Google Docs Newsletter Tips Tips for Working With Images Templates Sample Documents Network Email Invite sample Newsletter template 1 Newsletter template 2 Newsletter template 3 Sample Network Invitation Resources for Families Emergency Forms Emergency Form In Case of Emergency ICE form In

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  • Calendar - LifeSPAN
    event is happening try the Agenda view Note Information about community non LifeSPAN events is provided as a courtesy by LifeSPAN No endorsements of any kind are implied Participants have the responsibility for inquiring about and paying for any costs that may be incurred and for verifying the information dates location costs times etc that have been presented here as well as for verifying their own registration if any for

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  • Gallery - LifeSPAN
    LifeSPAN Fundraiser at Salty s View the LifeSPAN Salty s 2014 Photo Album and LifeSPAN Salty s 2013 Photo Album on Facebook View the LifeSPAN 2011 Fundraiser Slide Show PDF View the LifeSPAN 2010 Fundraiser Slide Show PDF LifeSPAN BBQ at Lincoln Park Seattle View the LifeSPAN BBQ Slide Show PDF View the LifeSPAN 2010 Holiday Cookie Baking Slide Show PDF View the LifeSPAN 2009 Holiday Cookie Baking Slide Show

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