Fostering positive interactions with law enforcement officers
Please join LEO for a fun and informative evening with Issaquah police officers as they discuss the expectations of the police in various encounters, and help prepare individuals with developmental disabilities to interact safely.
The officers will present multiple scenarios to ex-plain what a law enforcement officer expects of them, and ways to communicate their disability. The officers will also be available prior to the presentation to answer questions about their vehicles and the equipment they use in their job.
This presentation is recommended for those with developmental disabilities middle school age and older and their families, however, children of all ages are welcome along with caregivers and involved community members.
Presentation is free and no reservations are required.
Thursday April 24th
Police car display 6:30 – 7 pm
Presentation 7- 8:30 pm
Tibbetts Manor, 750 17th Ave NW, Issaquah
Each summer, Life Enrichment Options and various service clubs bring the Challenges Series Races to town!
The Challenge Series Races are a popular summer event for families with special needs children. Gravity car races are held in partnership with Rotary clubs in Issaquah, Sammamish and Snoqualmie Valley, and with other service clubs in other cities around the state.
The races are a way for the families of special needs kids to enjoy a fun day surrounded by other families with children with special needs, as well as supportive community members.
The races allow those with disabilities who are 5'-2" or under and 130 pounds or less, a chance to experience the thrill of a soap box derby-type race while riding in a car piloted by a typically developing driver. Lunch and an awards ceremony full of smiles completes the day of fun.
The races give children with developmental disabilities an opportunity to experience the thrill of downhill gravity racing, as well as the companionship of other children and adults. The events are designed for the whole family, and every child is a winner.