Moms and dads often discover raising a child with special needs has significant challenges. It’s natural for parents to have different perspectives on family issues, as moms and dads contribute different strengths to their families. Unexpected Journey helps participants understand this situation and many others in a one-day structured discussion exploring the most important issues a family predictably experiences when having a child with special needs. In a safe, flexible, and fun environment, we will learn from our challenges and appreciate the joys of raising kids with special needs.
Coping with grief and stress
Gaining family resilience
Nurturing the relationship you have as a couple
When and Where
Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
16120 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98004
Cost and Logistics
Unexpected Journey is FREE for Kindering families. Please bring your own lunch.
Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Please note that childcare is not provided.
Contact and Registration
Please call Rosanne Carter at (425) 984-2623 or email her here.
- Louis Mendoza, Manager of the Washington State Fathers Network for Kindering Center, is a father of two adult daughters, worked for 10 years as a paraeductor for children with special needs in the Northshore School District and has coached for Special Olympics.
- Rosanne Carter is a mother of two children and has been an Early-Intervention Family Therapist for 10 years. Rosanne currently facilitates Baby Steps, Mothers Circle, and provides family support at Kindering.