The Parent Coalition Newsletter The E-newsletter of The Arc of Whatcom County
April 21, 2008

Greetings!

in this issue
  • Upcoming Events
  • Whatcom County Youth Service Award Ceremony
  • Health insurance options for people with disabilities
  • Hoarding: When Collecting Goes Bad
  • Meeting the Needs of Students with Autism and Related Disorders
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  • Whatcom County Youth Service Award Ceremony

    The Youth Self-Advocate Group will be one of several youth groups honored.

    The Whatcom Family and Community Network is honoring the service of many of the county's youth this coming Saturday.

    The Award Ceremony will include a performance by Swil Kanim, a violinist and story teller, who advocates self-expression to create stronger community.

    Following his performance award certificates will be given to the different youth groups being honored.

    Everyone is welcome to come and share the community's appreciation of the work the youth have done.

    April 26
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Bellingham Boys and Girls Club
    1715 Kentucky St.
    Bellingham


    Health insurance options for people with disabilities

    An in-depth resource

    From the Washington State Office of the
    Insurance Commissioner, this publication will help you understand your options.

    For more information, contact the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) HelpLine
    at 1-800-562-6900 or
    on the Web at
    http://www.insurance.wa.gov/shiba/index.shtml


    Hoarding: When Collecting Goes Bad

    3-hour training on hoarding

    The training will help you:

    • Understand the difference between adaptive collecting and maladaptive hoarding
    • Identify traits common to all hoarders
    • Learn the mental health and life event causes of hoarding

    Interventions at the community and individual level will be presented.

    Instructor: Karen Kent, MSG, LMHC
    Clinical Supervisor of King County's Geriatric Regional Assessment Team

    Wednesday May 28
    9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Mt. Vernon DDD office
    For more information, call Kristin 425-339-4828.


    Meeting the Needs of Students with Autism and Related Disorders

    3 Summer Courses at
    University of Washington Experimental Education Unit

    Who should attend?
    Family Members
    Teachers
    Paraprofessionals
    Related Service Staff
    Other Team Members

    Positive Behavioral Supports for Elementary and Middle School Students
    4-Day
    July 28-31, 2008
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Effective Teaching for Preschool and Elementary Students with ASD & Related Disorders
    4-Day-August 4-7, 2008
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Promoting Independence and Social Skills for Preschool and Elementary Students with ASD & Related Disorders 1-Day
    August 8, 2008
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    TO REGISTER: follow the link below and click on Workshops


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    Upcoming Events

    Whatcom Creek Totem

    Safety Awareness Group:
    Knowing Your Boundaries

    18 Yrs. and Older
    NOW REGISTERING FOR THE NEXT GROUP
    The Arc's
    Dan Godwin Community Center
    2602 McLeod Rd.
    Bellingham, WA
    Contact: Maureen at
    360-715-0170 X 302

    April 23
    DD RoundTable Discussion

    3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Topic: Moving Along the Pathway to Employment
    St. Luke's Health Education Center
    3333 Squalicum Pkwy.
    Bellingham, WA
    Information Contact: Jessica at
    360-676-6724 X 32014

    April 26
    Whatcom Youth Service Award Ceremony

    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Bellingham Boys and Girls Club
    1715 Kentucky St.
    Bellingham
    Contact Carol at
    360-715-0170 X 304

    April 26
    Down syndrome Outreach Bowling Event

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Park Bowl Lanes
    4175 Meridian St.
    Bellingham
    Contact Kristy at
    360-715-0170 X 307

    April 28
    Whatcom County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board
    4:30-6:00 p.m.
    3333 Squalicum Pkwy.
    Bellingham, WA
    Information Contact: Jessica at
    360-676-6724 X 32014

    April 29
    Community Conversation-
    Birth to Three Services

    1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
    St. Luke's Health Education Center
    3333 Squalicum Parkway
    Bellingham
    Contact: Maureen at
    360-715-0170 X 302

    April 30
    Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities:
    A Collaborative Response

    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Continued on May 8
    8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
    Both days at:
    St. Luke's Health Education Center
    3333 Squalicum Parkway
    Bellingham
    To register contact:
    Dana Browne at 360-734-4616 or
    dbrowne@brigidcollins.org

    May 3
    Youth Self Advocacy Group
    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    The Arc's
    Dan Godwin Community Center
    2602 McLeod Rd.
    Bellingham, WA
    Contact: Maureen at
    360-715-0170 X 302

    May 4
    Helping Parents Night Out

    Fairhaven VIllage Inn
    5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
    For information contact Christine
    36b0-255-2056 X 1

    May 12
    Parent to Parent Support Meeting

    7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Guest Speaker: Amanda Grove
    2001 H Street
    Contact: Christine at
    360-255-2056 ext. 1
    Childcare available, please call ahead

    May 19
    Whatcom County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board
    4:30-6:00 p.m.
    3333 Squalicum Pkwy.
    Bellingham, WA
    Information Contact: Jessica at
    360-676-6724 X 32014

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