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  • Facing the Future Blog Archives - LifeSPAN
    they have focused much of their energy for decades on Facing Our Fears by Michele Oct 28 2010 Facing the Future Blog In Facing the Future Together we begin by thinking of our dreams as parents and siblings for our loved one with a disability But we know we also need to face our fears and concerns Here are some that came up at the workshop on October 24 What fears or concerns do you have Won t be able to find suitable housing not adult family home Finances Help support Safety in the world vulnerability Not having a purposeful day Who will do this if we aren t doing it Might not feel included in her his community Something will happen before things are in place Complication factors destabilization Other children being impacted Concerns about safety gullibility vulnerability Isolation feelings of not contributing Fear of what s coming Guilt Not being able to include sibling in everything socially Caregiver s need for self care being neglected Where will support funds come from Options for us might not be available in the future What do you think Please add your What are your dreams by Michele Oct 24 2010 Facing the Future Blog We asked these questions at the workshop As a parent what are your dreams and goals for the future of your child with a disability after you are gone Where will your child live What will they be doing Who will be involved As a sibling what are your dreams and goals for the future of your sibling with a disability Where will your sibling live What will they be doing Who will be involved What will your role be Parents and Siblings Have you ever taken the time to share these dreams with each other Here

    Original URL path: http://www.lifespan-wa.org/topics/future/ (2016-02-16)
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  • LifeSPAN Networks Blog Archives - LifeSPAN
    call taker providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location Emergency Management Service The emergency management services allows you to answer questions asked by your local emergency management agency that will allow officials to plan for adequate resources in the event of a disaster and respond effectively to those in need in the event of a disaster Emergency Notification Service The emergency notification service allows you to opt in to receive alerts from your community through a variety of channels Laptops computers and Internet for low income people by Beth Angelo Oct 13 2014 LifeSPAN Networks Blog InterConnection Computer Outlet Store 3415 Stone Way N Seattle 98103 10 to 6 M to F Sat 10 to 5 http interconnection org get retail php 206 633 1517 ext 116 retail interconnection org 99 Laptops and Discounted Computers Refurbished laptop with WiFi card Windows 7 Pro Office Home 2007 includes Word Power Point Excel WiFi Card Anti virus Spyware and a 90 day warranty Payment by credit card or cash only Laptops are all name brand mostly Dell Discounted desktops LCD Flat screens and peripherals also available Qualifications You must show yearly earnings are less than 23 000 or show a EBT card or prove you receive Medicaid SSI TANF GA U DSHS support free or reduced school lunches or a nonprofit EIN number You can also order online Steptember Event by Beth Angelo Aug 19 2014 LifeSPAN Networks Blog Steptember Northwest What is Steptember Steptember is a month long international health and wellness challenge in the month of September that tracks the activity of participants to encourage people to get out and get active Step up to the challenge by forming a team of four and walking 10 000 steps a day Track your activity online and virtually climb the seven highest peaks around the world Activities to rack up steps include walking running swimming cycling or even yoga to reach the daily step target More than 40 activities can be converted into steps including activities suitable for people with disabilities PROVAIL is building an inclusive community and providing an opportunity for people of all abilities to step up to the fitness challenge step out to PROVAIL s energy series of events during the month and step together to build community outreach Here s how it works Participant recruits 3 friends Register Online Get active and keep track you can convert any activity into steps To register go to http www provail org NOTE List LifeSPAN as the company You can raise money for Provail or enter 0 for the amount after your team captain has registered Questions Contact Kira at Farmers Markets in Puget Sound by Beth Angelo Jul 7 2014 LifeSPAN Networks Blog Below is a link to a list of Farmers Markets in the Puget Sound area for 2014 This list includes markets on every day of the week and throughout the year Most markets happen in the summer from

    Original URL path: http://www.lifespan-wa.org/topics/networks-blog/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Past Events Archives - LifeSPAN
    this is the first time in history that individuals with disabilities are outliving their parents If you are facing something new and trying to figure out how to make it work you are not alone Join us for a panel discussion with experts in the field You will gain helpful hints to move forward and help write a new history of the way things are done In addition while you are visiting the venue take the opportunity to enjoy an excellent free exhibit on the 1930s and The Great Depression The exhibit is a wonderful place to entertain networks or families who are considering joining LifeSPAN The exhibit is very welcoming fully accessible and attendees can have a great time talking about their individual family histories during the 1930s There are many restaurants in the neighborhood so it would make a nice outing for families networks and friends Panelists include Judy Pigott Founder Personal Safety Nets Marla Beck Owner President Andelcare Home Care Home Health Kathy Sellars and Susan Carmony Members of LifeSPAN Lifetime Secure Personal Assistance Network Moderated by Deborah Wakefield Financial Services Professional New York Life A free program brought to you by Highline It s Holiday Cookie Bake Exchange time by admin Oct 31 2013 Past Events LifeSPAN will be holding its eighth annual Holiday Cookie Bake Exchange and we d like to invite one and all to join the seasonal festivities When Saturday December 14 2013 From 1 30 pm to 4 00 pm Where Jackson Place Cohousing Kathy Sellars home 800 Hiawatha Place S Seattle WA 98144 We will again have access to Cohousing s beautiful professional kitchen for those who wanted to bake and the pleasant dining room for those who wanted to just eat and talk Everyone is invited to stop by for a few minutes or to join us for the whole afternoon Either way a fun and delicious time is guaranteed for all We will also again be offering copies of the LifeSPAN Cookbook They will be available for a 10 For additional event information and location details please contact Kathy Sellars at 206 522 3099 AN EVENING WITH JUDY PIGOTT by admin Oct 14 2013 Past Events What a wonderful evening we had for an intimate dinner and lively conversation On Thursday November 14th a group of LifeSPAN family members friends and community supporters gathered at David and Barbara Matthes beautiful home to delicious dinner catered by Linda Davidson and a moving and inspirational presentation from Judy Pigott on the work and focus of Personal Safety Nets an organization that is near and dear to her heart Judy s work is closely aligned philosophically to what LifeSPAN does and her presentation found a warm reception and an enthusiastic audience among the evening s participants Personal Safety Nets are important for every one of us not just those of us who are living with a disability Judy Pigott knows this and has created a social enterprise and a non profit designed

    Original URL path: http://www.lifespan-wa.org/topics/past-events/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Personal Safety Nets - Michele's Journey Archives - LifeSPAN
    info access The Eight Pillars of Resilience and where I m starting by admin Sep 12 2015 Personal Safety Nets Michele s Journey At the training on Thursday night we learned about the eight pillars of support Not everyone has all eight in place but even with six or four or possibly three you can bounce back when life throws you a curve As trainees we received from Judy an experiential activity to use to give people we might be working with in the future a more illustrative sense of what that means than simply reading or hearing the description I think I ll explore these eight pillars and think about where I am right now in regards to each As it happens the one that stood out for me today was Possessions In some ways Possessions doesn t seem like the most important pillar and I really don t think it is but it is the one that seems to be my biggest barrier I like many people seem to have so much stuff and no time or discipline to deal with it properly Some of it is not really my fault I still have four shelves of LP records I think they call them vinyl nowadays that my stepmother gave me after my father died and she decided to downsize and move back to Waldron Island That was 19 years ago And they re still in the garage I have not listened to even one although we did recently refurbish our turntable so maybe they ll be a part of my future listening pleasure Then there s the box of stuffed animals that had to be stored in a bit plastic tub after my daughter started having trouble with dust mites And there s boxes of Legos and K nex from Why Blog by admin Sep 12 2015 Personal Safety Nets Michele s Journey You may be wondering why I decided to blog about my journey of Personal Safety Nets I guess there are two main reasons The first is that I enjoy writing and writing helps me think It also helps me hold myself accountable When it comes to Personal Safety Nets I think I ll need all the help I can get And mainly I need to decide that it s important enough for me to commit to doing it And let my friends know that this is my commitment The other reason is that I m thinking that maybe if other people read about my journey they too will see that it s not too difficult but not too easy a thing to do And they ll be encouraged to embark on their own journey of Personal Safety Nets We ll Personal Safety Nets Michele s Journey by admin Sep 12 2015 Personal Safety Nets Michele s Journey I attended the train the trainer session with Judy Pigott last Thursday night on Personal Safety Nets As they described it the two day two part workshop

    Original URL path: http://www.lifespan-wa.org/topics/psn-michele/ (2016-02-16)
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  • LifeSPAN’s First Network - LifeSPAN
    Network in 2009 Kari s Network in 2005 with her parents as guests The Sellars family worked hard with other founding Board members to start LifeSPAN and to establish Kari s lifetime network as a model for other families Through a facilitator supervised by LifeSPAN and paid for by Kari Sellars individuals in our community are stepping forward to help Kari realize a good life one full of dreams security and friendship Network members all give of their time and talents Kari s network includes family members family friends coworkers fellow church members neighbors and other volunteers in the community Tammy Merrill was selected as Kari s first facilitator because she resided in Kari s neighborhood had interests similar to Kari s and had the ability to see the gifts and talents Kari could share with others Tammy s job was cut out for her Kari worked attended church bowled was involved in Ski for All and Special Olympics and was an active member of People First You might ask Why did Kari need a network As Kathy said We won t be there to coordinate Kari s activities forever Kari s sister Michele was pleased to see Mom and

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  • Network Facilitator, Michelle Solomon - LifeSPAN
    March of 2014 with a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages TESOL minor I have been credentialed as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist CTRS since May 2014 I currently work as a Recreation Therapist at Cascade Behavioral Hospital facilitating groups and activities for inpatient acute psych and chemical dependency patients during their short term stay Michelle Solomon Though my career path has led me to a brand new population in the mental health field my passions and advocacy work will always be with individuals with developmental disabilities Michelle and Dina I feel very fortunate to be a part of Dina s network Dina and her mother Eleanor are the most supportive and genuine individuals They have made the transition so smooth providing me great feedback specific information or instructions for reaching out to network members and being equal collaborators in all the network events I feel so grateful to be matched with such a wonderful family and be a part of a wonderful network of support I look forward to growing Dina s network and helping her increase her independence In my free time I love Zumba karaoke hiking cooking playing tennis kayaking and traveling Submit a Comment Cancel

    Original URL path: http://www.lifespan-wa.org/2015/07/network-facilitator-michelle-solomon/ (2016-02-16)
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  • admin, Author at LifeSPAN
    this from getting my will in order to tracking down my possessions and knowing what I have and where it is but our homework after the first training session was to fill out our Personal Safety Nets Emergency Card something I will carry with me always On the front of the card it has a place to indicate My Name Phone Date Medications Conditions Allergies Person with a house key contact info On the reverse side it has Medical Contact Info Insurance Info In case of emergency or if I cannot speak for myself please call Contacted 1 Name Phone Contacted 2 Name Phone Contacted 3 Name Phone in other words have I actually contacted these people for permission to be on my card They know how to reach one another so I need to connect them They have info access The Eight Pillars of Resilience and where I m starting by admin Sep 12 2015 Personal Safety Nets Michele s Journey At the training on Thursday night we learned about the eight pillars of support Not everyone has all eight in place but even with six or four or possibly three you can bounce back when life throws you a curve As trainees we received from Judy an experiential activity to use to give people we might be working with in the future a more illustrative sense of what that means than simply reading or hearing the description I think I ll explore these eight pillars and think about where I am right now in regards to each As it happens the one that stood out for me today was Possessions In some ways Possessions doesn t seem like the most important pillar and I really don t think it is but it is the one that seems to be my biggest barrier I like many people seem to have so much stuff and no time or discipline to deal with it properly Some of it is not really my fault I still have four shelves of LP records I think they call them vinyl nowadays that my stepmother gave me after my father died and she decided to downsize and move back to Waldron Island That was 19 years ago And they re still in the garage I have not listened to even one although we did recently refurbish our turntable so maybe they ll be a part of my future listening pleasure Then there s the box of stuffed animals that had to be stored in a bit plastic tub after my daughter started having trouble with dust mites And there s boxes of Legos and K nex from Why Blog by admin Sep 12 2015 Personal Safety Nets Michele s Journey You may be wondering why I decided to blog about my journey of Personal Safety Nets I guess there are two main reasons The first is that I enjoy writing and writing helps me think It also helps me hold myself accountable When it comes

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  • Proclamation for the Dignity and Rights of All Human Beings - LifeSPAN
    All Human Beings Among the things that makes the proclamation special for Eric and others with disabilities is that it speaks to rights of all human beings not just folks with disabilities and allows him and others to choose their own support team and advocate for themselves Read the proclamation http www alliesinadvocacy com the proclamation Watch this video http www alliesinadvocacy com excerpts from the proclamation Sign the proclamation

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