RiteCare Shoreline Clinic helps children with speech delays

Sunday, October 24, 2010

RiteCare of Washington has a clinic in Shoreline which helps children between the ages of 2  and 7 who have speech and language disorders or delays. 

The clinic was established in the 1950s as part of a national project of the Scottish Rite Masons with 178 clinics throughout the United States.  The Shoreline Clinic is at 1207 N 152nd St.

The therapy is free to the children and their families because of the support of the Scottish Rite.

Most of the financial support comes from Scottish Rite, but RiteCare needs to supplement this funding. 

"As with all small non-profits, we are reaching out to our parents, alumni, friends and local business owners to help offset our therapy costs via our Beyond Words Breakfast Fundraiser."

The event will take place on Tuesday, October 26 from 7:30 to 9 am at the Canal in Ballard. It is open to the public with registration in advance via the website. 

They are proud of the broad base of support and community partners who are helping with this event.
"Some highlights of our event are, Warren Etheredge as a Speaker (Founder of the Film School in Seattle) and Bonny Becker as a Speaker (local author of the New York Times best seller, A Visitor for Bear).
"A local sorority at the University of Washington, Delta Zeta, will be there to take over our volunteer jobs for the day of the event. Delta Zeta's philanthropy is speech and language disorders."
 In addition, a local bookstore, A Secret Garden Bookshop, is donating proceeds of book sales."

This video presentation explains their program through the viewpoint of the parents and teachers.  It runs in Quicktime.

For more information, check the RiteCare website


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