We are working on some fabulous parent information evenings at NBA. These sessions will be a great way to gather valuable information and meet other NBA parents with similar aged children. Information will also, occasionally, be presented by one of our NBA program managers, who can also answer questions you may have. Stay tuned for upcoming event information on our website, facebook pages and via email. Join us for one of these sessions! We look forward to seeing you!!
What will your teen be doing this summer? Too old for day camps, but not able to be unsupervised for long periods of time? This is a situation many parents here at NBA are facing. Thanks to Lead Parent Mentor, Natalia Bynum, and some of our parents, a list of Summer Opportunities for Teens has been compiled; please click here to view: Summer Opportunities for Teens
Did you know NBA has Parent Mentors? These long time NBA parents are available to answer questions and lend support. Sometimes, just sharing a cup of coffee and talking with someone who “gets it” is all you need to help you navigate through your day. If you are interested in meeting a mentor, let your program manager know or contact Natalia Bynum, Lead Parent Mentor, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 425-822-6442X102.
Siblings need support, too! Have you heard of Sibshops or Teen Sibshops? The Sibling Support Project is a national effort that is dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental or mental health concerns. Sibshops and Teen Sibshops were developed to offer sibs a place to meet other siblings, talk about their experiences and - most importantly – have fun. Several local organizations, including Seattle Children’s Hospital and Northwest Special Families, offer Sibshops in the Seattle area. Go to www.siblingsupport.org to find out more and find a session near you.