Thursday, February 24, 2011

Summer Activity Ideas

Please join us for the March SPECIAL Families of Pierce County meeting!

Summer Activity Ideas

include representatives from: Easter Seals Camp Stand By Me, Pierce County Parks & Recreation Companionship Program, Metro Parks Tacoma Specialized Recreation

Where: Pierce County Library Processing & Administration Center
3005 112th St E., Tacoma
(at 112th and Waller Rd, just off Hwy 512 Portland Ave exit)

When: Monday, March 7th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

There will be selected lending library resources available for check out, and new attendees receive a valuable binder of information for free (until they are gone). Professionals and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Childcare is not available.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rally on Capitol steps in Olympia - Fri. 2/18, 10am-1pm

A friend of mine, and fellow SFPC parent, is trying to draw attention to Shayan's Law. The deadline for it to get voted out of committee is Monday! It is stays in committee, it's dead...again. She's organized a last-minute rally tomorrow! Read below for the details.

-Angela Fish

For more information about Shayan's Law, visit


As many of you are aware, Senate bill 5059 (Shayan's Law) for autism insurance parity will die in the Health Committee by the end of the day this Monday, Feb 21st. I am getting together a grassroots group of parents, friends and family that will meet on the Capitol steps tomorrow 2/18 from 10-1pm for a demonstration in support of the bill and to urge Senator Karen Keiser, Chair of the Health Committee to put the bill to a vote immediately.

Please join me and others in support of the thousands of children with autism that receive no therapy due to insurance coverage denial. Let's all wear red to look unified and stand out and also bring signs (I've heard handmade ones are the most effective! :) I will also try to bring some extra signs, too. It's also really effective to bring photos of your child 5X7 or larger--it doesn't even have to be a current photo.

Even if you can only come for part of the time, (during lunch etc.) please try to come and support the bill. Please pass this along to everyone you know so we can get as many people there as possible--maybe church groups, your moms group, friend, retired neighbors, etc.??

I'm working on trying to get us some media coverage---people need to know that this is the 3rd time the legislature has not put the bill to a vote and they are failing their constituents. If we can get a group of us there and on TV it might really make a difference!!!

Thanks for your help and hope to see you tomorrow!

-Jill Karsh
cell:253-224-0081 (Feel free to call w/any questions!)