2016’s event took place at Kindering located in Crossroads - Bellevue, WA.
Kindering embraces children of diverse abilities and their families by providing the finest education and therapies to nurture hope, courage, and the skills to soar.
Founded in 1962 by five Bellevue-area mothers of children with disabilities, Kindering is the largest intervention center in Washington State, one of the three largest centers in the nation, and notably the most comprehensive. Annually, Kindering now serves 4000 children of diverse abilities and their families by providing the finest education and therapies to nurture hope, courage, and the skills to soar.
Kindering’s individualized programs include physical and speech therapy, special education, unique programming for children with Autism diagnoses, family counseling, a nutrition and feeding team, parenting support and training, and more for children who are developmentally disabled, medically fragile, or generally at risk because of abuse or neglect.
Reducing the need for special education produces huge cost savings. The children at Kindering who graduated with age-appropriate skills this year will save our Eastside school districts $11 million in district funds that would have been used to provide special education to our exceptional graduates through their educational careers. That’s real savings in a budget-minded school system.
To learn more about Kindering and services offered, see the Kindering website at www.kindering.org or via phone at 425-747-4004.