Cost: The workshops cost $30 each. If this is out of reach for you, please send us an email at Hannah@childrensplaygarden.org, we will make you you are able to attend.
Audience: Workshops are designed specifically for youth-care providers at all levels within an organization, parents and community members eager to learn more.
Facilitation: Workshops are lead and facilitated by the Seattle Children’s PlayGarden’s Executive Director and Founder, Liz Bullard and Inclusive Programs Director, Hannah Gallagher. To learn more about the facilitators, please visit the PlayGarden’s Staff and Board.
In Person or Virtual? Workshops will be held in person at the Seattle CHildren’s PlayGarden. We are limiting capacity/training to 20 participants and requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated (and boosted) against COVID to participate. We will keep the windows and doors open to ensure increased ventilation and will lead select parts of the workshops outdoors if the weather allows.
Will the workshops be recored? We do not record our workshops since many of the pieces of the workshop are designed to be highly interactive (participants going off into breakout rooms etc.) so the content does not come over as smoothly recorded. We also work to create a safe space for participants to share their stories and experiences with disability, many of which are very personal and emotional. Recording the sessions would make the personal reflection and sharing less comfortable for our participants.
Accessibility: If you need any accommodations to make this online workshop more accessible, please reach out to Hannah@childrensplaygarden.org to arrange accommodations. We will do our very best to make the programming as accessible as possible.
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In 2022 you can be a catalyst for change and be the person who helps move from talking about DEI to taking action.
The PlayGarden is now offering Site-specific inclusion training for youth-serving organizations in the community.
For more information on the types of training we can offer your organization and our fee structure please see our
The PlayGarden staff have been learning about the experiences of families of children with disabilities out in the community for over 20 years. We have compiled stories, experiences and lessons on inclusion into the form of an Inclusion Toolkit, online learning hub and this workshop series.
“I wanted to convey that I am sharing the Playgarden’s Say YES! to Kids with Disabilities release with all WA Federation of independent Schools around the state as a feature in our bi-monthly newsletter. It is an unbelievably inspiring and important resource.” –
“I’m interested in purchasing a hard copy of the inclusion toolkit book. I have a library of resources I use for the inclusive education program I run through the Down Syndrome Community and I think this would be a great addition. “
“I attended your, Say “Yes” to Kids with Disabilities workshop on Dec 7th. It was fantastic! At Woodland Park Zoo, we are looking to get another 2 copies of the book for our education department at the Zoo.”
“The tools I received from your Say YES to Kids with Disabilities workshop have been very helpful for me in my work at the Seattle Aquarium and the work with the teens.” –
Special thanks to Seattle & King County Public Health Best Starts for Kids Initiative for the on-going support for these workshops and resources.