Youth Development

The Wyatt Holliday Foundation

  • Puyallup, WA
  • http://www.exceptional-families.org

Mission Statement

We empower families who have children with special needs through support and education services within the south Puget Sound community of Washington State.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. SPECIAL Families of Pierce County

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Service Areas

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Washington

We serve families with special needs children within the south Puget Sound community of Washington State. We hope that over time we can increase our scope to include all of Washington State and elsewhere in the United States.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

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Angela Fish

Keywords

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children, disability, special needs, special education, Autism, Asperger, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Tourette, Brain Injury, ADHD, ADD, Bipolar, ODD, SPD, PDD-NOS, PDD, ASD, parent, education

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EIN

84-1646228

 Number

6145747791

Also Known As

Exceptional Families Network

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Family Services (P40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We serve over 500 families in and around Pierce County, Washington. Our monthly support group, SPECIAL Families of Pierce County, has expanded to 2 locations courtesy of our partnership with the Children's Museum of Tacoma. We are now able to reach more families each month due to being able to offer childcare in a supported environment via our wonderful volunteer team and the museum staff. We also provide educational workshops for parents, an extensive lending library, inclusive special events like Sensational Santa, and more.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Our main programs are: * Therapeutic Services Through an intake process, families are able to request financial assistance for therapies provided to their children. * Community Outreach Program The Exceptional Families Network offers a network of parent support groups, online information distribution and collaboration. We connect families with therapists, care providers and advocates to assist them in effectively ensuring excellent care and services for their child.

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Program 2

SPECIAL Families of Pierce County

A monthly support group for families that have children with special needs, featuring an expert speaker each month that focuses on a topic relevant to our families.

Category

People/Families with of People with Disabilities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

We serve families with special needs children within the south Puget Sound community of Washington State. We hope that over time we can increase our scope to include all of Washington State and elsewhere in the United States.

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Funding Needs

Seeking annual funding of approximately $100K to accomplish our mission of providing support, education, and advocacy services to families with children who have special needs.

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Operations

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The Wyatt Holliday Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Angela Fish

BIO

Angela was recently recognized as an Unsung Hero by the Washington State Department of Early Learning and her story was featured on the Seattle's Child Magazine website. She began blogging as "Caffeinated Autism Mom" in 2011, and in 2012 her blog was awarded "BEST Parenting Blog" through the Best of Western Washington contest. In 2011, Angela was honored as the Community Advocate of the Year by FEAT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) of Washington. She is a contributing author in the book, Sensational Journeys: 48 Personal Stories of Sensory Processing Disorder. Angela founded the SPECIAL Families of Pierce County support group in 2008. She has been an active participant and volunteer in the special needs community since 2007, previously serving as the Director of Community Outreach and Board Secretary for The Wyatt Holliday Foundation. Angela has a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Amy Carr

President

Term: Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

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