Listed here are Kitsap events related to developmental disabilities or special education including our monthly meeting. Not all community events are posted here. If you would like to add an event, please contact us.

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KCPC Meeting: Avenues for Advocacy


Join us for an informal meeting. Meet other parents and caregivers, and learn ways to advocate for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Grab a warm drink, pull up a chair, and let's talk about what's coming in the new year. 


Autism & I/DD Training: The Importance of Planning


Training participants will learn:
1. The importance of knowing the social service system.
2. When to plan and how to revise the plan.
3. Developing a plan is a helpful outcome that will benefit the guardianship annual reporting.
4. When to ask for services, how to ask for services, and be planful of the future for you and your loved one so no one gets surprised, uprooted, or traumatized by unforeseen life circumstances.


Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Resource Fair

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe Long House 31912 Little Boston Rd NE, Kingston, WA, United States

The Port Gamble S'Klallam tribe is hosting the resource fair in their beautiful long house for the greater community with many resource providers. There will be health providers, behavior services, respite, advocates, social security, DSHS, Easterseals, special needs travel resources, and more.


DDA Information Night and Application Assistance.


Learn about the types of services DDA has to offer, application timeline, roadmap, and conditions for eligibility.  There will be lots of time for questions and answers. After the short training, there will be time to meet with an eligibility specialist from DDA in a private breakout room. 


Autism and I/DD Training: Value of Assistive Technology


Training participants will learn:
1. The importance of assistive technology in the lives of our adult children with autism and intellectual disabilities.
2. Technology can advance the capacity of learning, independence, safety, and well-being for our loved ones with autism and an intellectual disability.
3. Technology comes in a range of applications. In this training, you will see examples and applications of assistive technology.
4. Learn the process of purchasing and implementing assistive technology.


Special Ed Training: High School Transitions


Some students qualify for high school transition education, extending time in school until their 21st birthday. Find out more and learn about concurrent services such as School to Work and Job Foundations. 


Special Ed Training: Preparing for the 2024-2025 School Year


How can the IEP team, including parents, craft an IEP to support the student in their next year? What can parents do to prepare their students during the summer for the next school? Learn answers to these questions and more. Time for Q&A.  


Autism Training: Advocacy for Appropriate Service Supports


Training participants will learn:
1. How communication supports and choice opportunities foster self-advocacy, specifically for non-verbal individuals.
2. Self-advocacy is especially important for students with autism and is necessary to achieve a higher level of independence, confidence, and a sense of identity. 
3. Learn that advocacy from parents and guardians has been the trailblazing efforts that have made and changed policies on a local, state, and federal level.


Community Calendars

Support and training for various diagnoses can be found on our Resources page.

Local caregiver Support

South Sound Parent to Parent

Vitalize Kitsap Neighborhood

Statewide caregiver support

Community Homes


Father’s Network

Washington PAVE

Local events calendars

Kitsap Community Resources

Kitsap Regional Library

Macaroni Kids