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


in this issue
  • Upcoming Events
  • DsO Movie Night!
  • Welcome to HappyTeeth
  • Knowing Your Personal Boundaries
  • Accessible Taxicabs in King County
  • Youth Self-Advocacy Group
  • Thanks for reading...

  • DsO Movie Night!

    Join friends and come see "Cars"

    Down syndrome Outreach invites everyone in grades 5 through 12 to join them in an evening's entertainment.

    Come and share popcorn and a great movie!

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    The Arc's Dan Godwin Community Center
    2602 McLeod Rd.
    For more information, contact Kristy at
    360-715-0170 X 307

    Hope to see you there!

    Welcome to HappyTeeth

    The Whatcom County Oral Health Coalition is a broad-based coalition working to improve oral health among community members of all ages through prevention, education, and increased access to dental care.

    Local Resources, sliding fee scale providers, tips for good oral health care.

    Knowing Your Personal Boundaries

    Safety Awareness Group starts up again in September

    The group offers weekly sessions with peers that are facilitated by the husband and wife team of mental health counselors, John Davis and Jan Jung.

    The sessions are a safe and supportive way to learn about personal safety and awareness.

    The meetings will be at 203 W. Holly

    Registration is required.
    To register, contact Maureen at 360-715-0170 X 302

    Accessible Taxicabs in King County

    Wheelchair-accessible taxicabs operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Yellow Cab operates the service in cooperation with King County Metro.

    There are no fixed routes and the fares are the same as other taxicabs.

    Go when you want to go.

    For wheelchair-accessible taxicab service, call 206-622-6500.

    Youth Self-Advocacy Group

    August meeting cancelled

    Next meeting will be the 1st Saturday of September-

    See you there!

    To join the Youth Self-Advocacy group, contact Maureen for registration information- 360-715-0170 X 302

    Thanks for reading...

    Upcoming Events
    Safety Aweareness Group meeting

    Safety Awareness group
    meeting at John Davis' office on Holly Street

    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 24-26
    Parent to Parent
    Super Sitter Training

    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    For information and to sign up
    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;
    Bring a dish to share!
    Contact: Christine at 255-2056

    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

    August 11
    Parent to Parent Support Meeting

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

    August 16
    Parent to Parent Sibshop

    Pottery Painting at Creativitea
    3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 8 - 13
    Contact: Christine at 255-2056 X 1
    RSVP by Aug. 14

    August 17
    Down syndrome Outreach
    Family Support
    Waterslides Event

    10:00 a.m.
    Birch Bay Waterslides
    4874 Birch Bay Lynden Rd
    Blaine, WA
    For more information
    Contact Kristy at 360-715-0170 x 307
    RSVP by August 5.

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