Local Events & Lectures

Making the Most of Summer
Tuesday, June 26, 1:30-3:30pm

Presented by Collegewise staff.
There is no right or wrong way to spend the summer. Whether it’s backpacking with your friends or job shadowing at a business, what’s most important is that you enjoy what you’re doing. Why? Because then you can show demonstrated interest when you write about it, aka, college essay gold! Join Cara to talk about exploring your interests this summer and learn how to write about them.

College Essay Tips and Tactics
Wednesday, June 27, 1:30-3:30pm

Presented by Collegewise staff.
A lot of great high school students write not-so-great college essays. Most students have no idea what college admissions o cers actually care about, or that college essays are written very di erently than an essay for English class. Join Tom to learn what admissions o cers want (and don’t want) to read, which topics are overused, and discover writing techniques that are engaging and e ective.

Drop-In College Essay Writing Labs
Thursday, July 12 and 19, 2-4pm

Presented by Mercer Island High School staff and Collegewise staff. Get feedback, tips and writing help on your college entrance essays during two sessions in July.

For more information about the series, click HERE.

Education, Advocacy, and Support for families
and individuals living with ADHD

Eastside CHADD is a volunteer-run satellite of CHADD, the national, non-profit organization.
To learn more about Eastside CHADD and to sign up for our email announcements, please visit our web site at www.eastside-chadd.org


Tuesday, May 15th: Scott Raub, OSPI Special Ed Liaison: Who Do You Call When You Need Help with Special Education issues?
We welcome Scott Raub from the OSPI Special Education Department. He will explain how he helps families get access to meaningful service. Scott will cover the special education process from initial referral and Child Find to what happens beyond the referral. Please submit your questions in advance to eastside@chadd.net to help us plan our meeting time together. We will also take questions at the meeting as time permits.
Scott Raub is the Special Education Parent and Community Liaison for the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). He serves as a resource for information about the special education process to students, families, educators, and community members throughout the state. Scott has worked with students and families in education throughout his entire career. He earned his law degree from American University Washington College of Law and is a member of the California State Bar. He also has bachelor’s degrees in political science and communication studies, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of San Diego. He is originally from Southern California, an avid volleyball player, and proud father of two.
Tuesday, June 5th: A movie about ADHD for older teens and adults
 Stay tuned for the title. 
Click HERE for more information about CHADD.

Did you miss the Parent Edge screening of the IndieFlix film “Angst”?
Find an upcoming local screening HERE!