The Parent Coalition Newsletter The E-newsletter of The Arc of Whatcom County
July 7, 2008


in this issue
  • Upcoming Events
  • Valued Lives Conference
  • Segregation Law Suit Settled
  • Save the Date
  • Autism Society of Washington
  • Thanks for reading...

  • Valued Lives Conference

    September 24-26, 2008

    Keynote Speaker Chris Burke will speak on Wednesday evening.
    Chris has many accomplishments and is well known for his role on "Life Goes On."

    Another featured presenter is Rachel Simon, author of Riding the Bus With My Sister: A True Life Journey.

    Yakima Convention Center
    10 N. 8th Street

    Segregation Law Suit Settled

    Students will return to their public school in the fall

    Bremerton School District decided last fall that students living at the Francis Haddon Morgan Center would be best served if they stayed on the institution campus for their education instead of joining their peers at the local public schools.

    Disability Rights Washington filed a law suit on behalf of the students claiming that the segregated education violated state and federal education and anti-discrimination laws.

    Bremerton School District decided to settle the case while it was pending in federal appeals court.

    The students will be able to return to their classrooms in the fall.

    Save the Date

    Second International Conference on Signs of Autism in Infants: Changing Outcomes Through Early Intervention

    The Second International Conference on Signs of Autism in Infants: Changing Outcomes through Early Identification and Intervention
    October 11 & 12, 2008
    in Southern California.

    The conference brings together international experts who will share their latest research on the identification of early indicators of autism as well as their experience with the process and tools of diagnosis.

    Professionals of all disciplines, including public officials, early interventionists, allied health professionals, pediatricians, nurses, and parents concerned with autism are all invited to attend.

    Additional information regarding the schedule of expert presenters, location, and conference details will be announced soon.

    Autism Society of Washington

    Local resource and support group

    Newsletter offers many resources and information on local and statewide events.

    Thanks for reading...

    Upcoming Events
    Spring Fling 2008 and Bubbles

    Knowing Your Boundaries:
    Safety Awareness Group

    Registration for group
    starting in September
    Facilitated by:
    John Davis and Jan Jung,
    Husband and wife team of
    Mental Health Counselors
    203 W. Holly
    To register contact:
    Maureen at 715-0170 X 302

    Care Giver Support
    Learn Self-Nurturing Techniques

    Noon-1:30 p.m.
    Weekly Group Meetings for parents and other family members who are primary care providers
    Facilitated by:
    John Davis and Jan Jung
    Mental Health Counselors
    203 W. Holly St.
    Bellingham, WA
    No fees
    Registration required, please call
    360-715-0170 X 302

    July 12
    Everything you Need to Know:
    Medicaid Personal Care Training

    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    The Arc's
    Dan Godwin Community Center
    2602 McLeod Rd. Bellingham
    Information contact: Beverly at
    360-715-5-0170 X 306

    July 14
    Parent to Parent Support Meeting

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

    July 19
    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

    July 24-26
    Parent to Parent
    Super Sitter Training

    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    For more information and
    To register contact:
    Christine at 255-2056 X 1

    July 26
    Parent to Parent Family Picnic

    12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Bloedel Donovan Park
    Hot Dogs provided,
    Please bring a dish to share!
    Contact: Christine at 255-2056 X 1

    July 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

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