Puget Sound Family Link

American Diabetes Association Family Link is a program helping families that have children with diabetes make connections, get educated and get involved in the fight to Stop Diabetes® through year-round opportunities including fun activities, educational events and more! Family Link is the umbrella for all Association youth and family programs.

Local Family Link Programs

ADA Camp Sealth

Children with diabetes come to Camp Sealth for the exciting outdoor activities, like archery, canoeing, hiking, campfires and much more. They leave Camp with a better understanding of their diabetes through shared ideas and experiences with their fellow campers. At Camp Sealth, leading medical professionals from the local community provide all medical care for children with diabetes. Through education, exciting activities and camaraderie, summer camp helps campers increase self-confidence, learn new skills and improve diabetes self-management.

ADA Camp Sealth will take place August 1-6, 2016. Registration is now open!

Safe at School

Children with diabetes can face challenges in obtaining adequate care in schools and day care centers. The Association helps families navigate this often overwhelming arena, informing parents about children's rights in public and private schools through educational workshops, resource materials and expert advice. The Association is here every step of the way, from education to negotiation to legislation.

Be sure to check out the great online tools at diabetes.org/safeatschool. Also be sure to watch the free online Parent Advocacy Webinar on the Safe at School page!

We will be offering Safe at School trainings in Seattle and Tacoma during the second week of August.  We will update this page once the dates and locations are confirmed. Please contact us with any questions about the Safe at School program.

For a list of upcoming Family Link events, please visit here.

Online Resources for Families

For Parents and Kids Check out all of the Association's online tools and information for parents and kids including Safe at School, Everyday Life, Family Communication, and much more!

Online Community Looking to connect with other families dealing with type 1 diabetes? Visit the community and browse The Place for Parents, Teen & Young Adults and the other forums specifically designed for you!

Safe at School Online tools, videos, powerpoints and much more teaching parents of children with type 1 diabetes how to keep them Safe at School. Also includes important free resources for school staff and information on how to create a 504 plan for your child/student.