We are so thankful to the organizations that we partner with. These organizations have taken steps to providing inclusive classes, learning opportunities, trainings, recreation, and access to those who are neurodivergent and/or disabled. Together we can make Thurston County a sensory-friendly and inclusive community.
If you or your company, non-profit, civic organization, or school would like to learn more about neurodiversity, disability and inclusion, please contact us.
We are excited to announce our partnership with North Thurston Public Schools. We have become Partners in Education with Meadows Elementary School. Go Mustangs!
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Washington Autism Alliance
They work to expand access to healthcare, education and services for people with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities in Washington State.
Child Find, in coordination with school districts, locates children who are potentially eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and links them with needed services. Preschool-12th grade
Based in Kirkland, Golden Pennant is an educational consultancy that specializes in supporting neurodivergent K-12 and post-secondary learners through academic management and differentiated coaching. All with extensive professional experience in working with LD/ND students, our coaches intimately help students stay confidently on top of schoolwork, mitigate mental dips and avoid hazards, and explore and develop their future healthily and effectively.
Mission: At Autism Acres we want to build an environment where families with special needs kids can see the Hope and Joy of Christ, feel safe, meet others, have fun, and build a community where we can all share life together.
Seeds For Growth is a nonprofit organization located in Thurston County, Washington. We serve participants age 14+ who identify as being differently abled. Seeds For Growth was founded by a group of community members who are passionate about inclusion and acceptance of all people.
Thurston County Inclusion was founded in 2019 with the goal to bring youth (ages 5 through 21) with and without intellectual disabilities together for year round engagement in order to support peer connections and relationships. Some example programs that we will run include summer camps that are accessible and inclusive, programs to form mentorships between older and younger people with disabilities and be a general location for peers to connect.
HOCM is located in Olympia. The museum offers a Sensory Friendly Room on the weekends. On Sundays families can participate in Sensory Friendly Hour before the museum opens and stay for Art Time in the Sensory Friendly Room.
Yelm Cinemas provides a sensory friendly movie time where theater lights are brought up a little so the entire room can be seen, while making the big screen lighting not so bright. The sound is also turned down a bit for those sensitive to loud noises.
Seattle PlayGarden is a safe and accessible place to play for children of all abilities. It is a fully fenced, 1-acre garden. Make sure to check the website for closures due to camps and private events.
Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) is a federal Act which authorized states to establish tax-advantaged savings programs so individuals with disabilities can save and invest money without jeopardizing eligibility for public benefits.
Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children, Inc.
They offer home-based pediatric occupational therapy to families who would otherwise not be able to access optimal support due to limited funds, insufficient or nonexistent insurance, difficulty with transportation, etc. Therapy is offered at no cost to the families served. Anybody can contact the program, or their local Elks therapist, to assess whether the program would be a good fit for their child or young adult (ages 0-21).