Kindering hosts ‘Sesame Street’ writer at annual fundraiser

October 12, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 12, 2013

Emily Perl Kingsley, a writer, author and 20-time daytime Emmy Award winner, will speak at Kindering’s annual Salute to Courage benefit luncheon Oct. 17.

Kingsley, who has a son with Down syndrome, was instrumental in expanding the cast of “Sesame Street” to include children with disabilities.

Kindering is the Eastside’s largest early intervention center for children with special needs. The organization served more than 3,500 children and families last year.

The event is free, but donations are encouraged. It begins at noon at the Westin Bellevue, 600 Bellevue Way N.E. RSVP here or call 289-7506.