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The Fathers Network

Last Update:10/13/2017
Contact:Louis Mendoza
Address:Kindering Center
16120 N.E. Eighth Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
County:Out of state
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Our mission is to celebrate and support fathers and families raising children with special health care needs and developmental disabilities.
Program Description

The Fathers Network provides up-to-date information and resources for fathers, family members, and care providers. At you will find current news, press releases, and timely articles.

Also check out the Events Calendar for upcoming conferences and seminars, all designed to enhance your knowledge about the joys and challenges of children with special needs.

The Fathers Network advocates for and provides resources and support to all men who have children with special needs through:

  • Development of statewide and national databases of fathers from diverse ethnic, racial, and geographic backgrounds.
  • Development of father support and mentoring groups
  • Development of curriculum designed to enhance the involvement of fathers in the home and service provision.
  • Participation of fathers in local, state, and national organizations, conferences, and workshops
  • Providing technical assistance to organizations and agencies so their services are increasingly father friendly
  • Producing a three times a year newsletter posted on the website.
  • Developing printed and web materials in English and Spanish and other languages whenever possible.
The Fathers Network is a program of the Kindering Center and is funded by the Office of Children with Special Health Care Needs, Washington State Departmetn of Health, grants & private contributions.
Adapted Toys
Children Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)
Family Support
Father Support
Spanish speaking community/materials
Support Group
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As a matter of policy, About Special Kids does not specifically endorse any of the resources contained on our website or in our information packets. Resources are supplied for information purposes only and ASK recommends that families explore all options for assistance before making an informed choice.