WE ARE SPECIAL NEEDS PARENTS
The vision of DadsMOVE is to provide every parent/caregiver (especially dads!) that we connect with, the tools, support, and training needed to be fully engaged in the recovery of their children.
DadsMOVE is a statewide organization, with many opportunities for men (and parents!) to become more involved in helping not only their own special needs children succeed and recover…
Your DadsMOVE Donation is Tax Deductible. Your donations go to funding our DadsMOVE institute, supporting awareness and breaking the stigmas of mental-health issues for families. Be a part of the solution!
We have workshops and IEP trainings for parents. See what our upcoming trainings. Our workshops are for parents, caregivers, and professionals, and is completely free.
Workshops and Training Weekends:
DadsMOVE offers parent workshops and weekend trainings to encourages support, community and foster knowledge. This is a large part of our organization, and we look forward to personally connecting and encouraging each other.
Are you the dad of a child with behavioral health concerns?
So are we, and have traveled a road similar to yours. As we have worked towards recovery with our own kids, we have learned a lot about systems navigation, IEPs, parenting techniques, de-escalation, reward systems, sibling issues, etc. and we simply want to pay it forward.
This weekend event is open to all dads, and other male caregivers, who have a special needs child in their family, or extended family.
There is a $30 registration fee, which includes lodging and meals from Friday evening to Sunday checkout (noon). We can also arrange carpools and provide limited assistance to get here.
All you need to bring is your bedding, pillow, and all your questions!
There will be a gift for every participant !
WHY CHOOSE US?
We have the best staff! All of our Dad’sMOVE staff and board members are dedicated to the cause, and they have personal experience with the issues Dad’sMOVE seeks to help. MORE
As we continue to expand and update our Training Institute, you will find all of the current DadsMOVE trainings and workshops listed here. If you are interested in a training that we don’t offer, please let us know, and we will do our best to find out how you can obtain that training. MORE
Dad’sMOVE advocates the rights of special needs parents, specifically fathers. The divorce rate among special needs parents is at a staggering 90%. Get more information on our Resources page.
WHAT WE DO:
One of the main purposes of Dad’sMOVE is to support one another in the pursuit of healthy parenting and lifestyles by focusing on establishing an environment that encourages healing, growth and awareness for mental illness in families. MORE
All of our trainings are available statewide, across Washington. We provide these training workshops to providers, agencies, and other professionals at reasonable rates to cover the printing of materials, and necessary travel expenses. Contact Us for more information.
DadsMOVE offers workshops featuring WISE/Wraparound – The evidence based approach which uses a team to identify, support, and work towards the goals and successful outcomes, for special needs kids and their families. Get more details HERE.
We Did It. So Can You
That is the premise of peer support, we aren’t clinicians or therapists. We are parents, and we are also Dads, so that makes us a little bit different than most other peer support groups and organizations you might be familiar with.
Individualized Education Plans
We never expected learning the ins-and-outs of IEPs, how to navigate the child serving systems of the state, a plethora of acronyms, or need a personal assistant to keep track of medications schedules and appointments.
Working Towards Recovery
As we have worked towards recovery with our own kids and families, we have had to learn a lot of things. Many times out of shear necessity.