Families

Families2019-10-17T12:31:09-07:00

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”
……………………………………………….– William Saroyan

You may be a parent wondering where to start and our educational professionals are here to help.  The WSDS team can:

  • Observe how the child is currently functioning and figure out next steps
  • Develop an appropriate assessment battery
  • Establish a workable communication system or improve an existing one
  • Develop outcomes or goals for a child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Modify the environment to make it easier for the child to be included in family life or the general classroom curriculum
  • Transition services
  • Start planning for life after high school

Services for families and educators are focused on three specialized components, please contact our team members for your area of need:

Deaf/Hard of Hearing:

Birth to 5 years:
Kris Ching
kris.ching@cdhy.wa.gov
360-418-4292

6 to 21 years:
Carol Carrothers
carol.carrothers@cdhy.wa.gov
855-342-1670

Deaf-Blindness:

Birth to 21 years:
Katie Humes
katie.humes@wssb.wa.gov
360-947-3295

Blind/Visually Impaired:

Birth to 3 years:
DeEtte Snyder
deette.snyder@wssb.wa.gov
360-947-3305

3 to 21 years:
Pam Parker
pam.parker@wssb.wa.gov
360-947-3304