Consulting & Speaking
Speaking/Consulting Services available to:
Our primary goal is to help our community better understand special needs so that our children can be accepted as the diverse people they are. We wish to promote tolerance and understanding so that families who have children with special needs, especially those with invisible disabilities, feel less stress and more inclusion.
If you are looking for information on how you can better serve special needs families, feel free to contact our Executive Director, Angela Fish, to see how she may be able to help you. Each speaking or consulting engagement is personalized to meet your specific goals.
Angela Fish has two boys diagnosed on the autism spectrum and has first-hand knowledge of how hard it can be to leave the relative safety of your home to go out to do simple activities in the community. Families who have children with special needs can experience intense anxiety, worry and stress. It easily becomes worse when those families are the subject of scorn, ridicule, intolerance, or other sorts of negativity surrounding their child or their child's behavior. Families want and need to participate in their communities! Help us create a better environment for this to happen.
GFCF (GLUTEN-FREE, CASEIN-FREE) BOOT CAMP
Angela also offers consultation for those who are beginning allergy-free diets. The GFCF boot camp includes:
- Guide to getting started with the GFCF diet, written by Angela Fish
- Meeting with the individual/family at a local grocery store to:
(1) go over basic ingredients
(2) how to stock a pantry for typical recipes
(3) how to read labels
- Simple recipe ideas, including review and check out of allergy-free cookbooks from the lending library
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries on pricing. Some consulting and speaking services may be complimentary.
What an amazing opportunity to learn from first hand experiences how to better serve families who have children with special needs. Many of the suggestions and information were things we could implement right away in our Museum. Thanks so much.
-Debbie Kray, Education and Exhibitis Director
Children's Museum of Tacoma
We are so thankful for the professional and personal experiences from Angela Fish and the panel. The presentation allowed our staff to recognize, appreciate and implement best practices that serve children with special needs and their families. We benefited from a new perspective and new strategies. It is vital to be reminded of the big and small ways that we can support all children and all families.
-Alyssa Tongue, Program Manager
Children's Museum of Tacoma
Too often we get told how things are from people who study or are 'experts' but actually hearing it first hand from a parent with a child with autism was great. I started the training not knowing much about autism except there are so many different characteristics/aspects of it and now I do feel more educated on what to look for and ways to help.
-Alysia Jines, Exhibit and Program Coordinator
Children's Musem of Tacoma
Thank you so much for coming to share with our class your experiences as a mom of autistic children, a receiver of OT services, and a community organizer! We all took your advice to heart and have been inspired by your dedication to your kids and the greater community. We can't wait to become OT's and support parents like you!
-Class of 2012
University of Puget Sound
Thank you for meeting with us and sharing such wonderful insight and exceptional families and your own experiences. Thanks for my new term "exceptional families."
-Amanda Odom, Access to Baby and Child Dentistry of Pierce County
Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department
Thank you for taking the time to present at the Community Inclusion meeting. The parents learned a lot and so did I!
-Susan Jackson, Community Inclusion Program
As usual, your input is priceless! Thank you again for your time and efforts.
-Vanessa Lewis, School of Education and Movement Studies
Pacific Lutheran University
The Wyatt Holliday Foundation, dba Exceptional Families Network
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