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Inspire Community Awards

April 26, 2024  |  Community  |  By Encompass

A highlight of our Inspire Breakfast each year is our Community Awards segment when we honor a business, community organization, and a volunteer who all share in our vision of a community where all children thrive.  This year’s awards were presented by honorary co-chairs Tavish and Rebecca MacLean and Encompass Executive Director Nela Cumming. The […]

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When Baby is Born Early – The Journey to Early Support for Infants and Toddlers

April 25, 2024  |  Early Support  |  By Encompass

Despite the many advancements in prenatal care and medical technology, babies continue to be born before their expected delivery date. A baby is considered premature in Washington state when born at 37 weeks gestation or earlier. Many premature babies need to spend some time in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, to receive specialized […]

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The Journey of Articulation Development

February 21, 2024  |  Child Development  |  By Grace G., MEd, CCC-SLP

We all love the levity that comes from children mispronouncing common words or names, but when should parents be concerned about how their child is using speech sounds? This article aims to clarify the typical trajectory of speech-sound development in children and guide parents on when it might be appropriate to seek additional support. We […]

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January 26, 2024  |  Volunteers  |  By Encompass

According to AmeriCorps, in 2021, more than 60.7 million Americans volunteered through non-profit and community organizations, contributing $122.9 billion in economic value. This doesn’t even count the millions of people volunteering their time in the informal sector such as providing meals for others or helping a neighbor in need. Closer to home at Encompass, in […]

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Adaptive Hiking Tips

August 3, 2023  |  Uncategorized  |  By Summer Nowicki

“The wheelchair should not be a symbol of disability. A wheelchair is a vehicle to liberation and freedom; a chariot for independence.”    – Rich Hansen                                                           […]

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Keeping Cool at Spray Parks

July 25, 2023  |  Play  |  By Encompass

Sometimes the Power of Outside means looking for fun ways to keep cool in the hot sun. While many pools and lakeside beaches are on offer, there are days when that can all feel just a bit too much for parents of littles. This is where spray parks present an ideal alternative. While you still […]

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