The Parent Coalition Newsletter The E-newsletter of The Arc of Whatcom County
May 18, 2009


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  • Upcoming Events
  • Whatcom County Developmental Disabilities Forum
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  • Whatcom County Developmental Disabilities Forum

    TODAY !
    Monday, May 18th
    4:30-6:00 p.m.
    Location: 3333 Squalicum Parkway, St. Luke's Health Education Center

    Come prioritize the top strategies across all services
    Your input is NEEDED
    Discuss the top strategies to achieve goals with the coming , Budget cuts

    County Service goals relate to 1. Employment 2. Children's services 3. Retirement Community Access 4. Transition from school 5. Information and Education.

    We'll be walking through a process to re-focus efforts and funding commitments

    All are welcome to participate
    Questions? Call Jessica at 360-676-6724 ext. 32014

    Current Developmental Disabilities County plan is available for revview on line.


    Keep track of the state government's proposed budget and changes in services

    It is important to monitor the progress of and to advocate for bills that affect supports and services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

    For details go to Washington state's official legislative website.


    To find your senators' and representative's phone numbers, you may use a searchable online directory or call TOLL-FREE: 1-800-562-6000 & ask for your senators' and/or representative's phone number.

    Remember that telephone calls are usually taken by a staff member, not the legislator. Ask to speak with the aide who handles the issue about which you wish to comment.

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    Upcoming Events
    Whatcom Volunteer Center Heart & Hands Awards Ceremony

    May 23
    Ski to Sea Grand Parade!
    10:00 a.m.
    We want YOU to celebrate with us.
    You can walk, wheel, skip, hop or ride, your choice!
    Contact Amy at The Arc at 715-0170, ext. 309

    June 8
    Parent to Parent Support Meeting

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

    June 13
    Join The 2009 Human Race!<br> 10:00 a.m.
    Maritime Heritage Park
    Early registration by June 10 for $15
    Walk-up registration for $20
    Registration forms available from the Arc of Whatcom County
    or online at
    Contact Amy at 715-0170 ext. 309

    July 27
    Whatcom County
    Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board

    4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    St. Luke's Health Education Center
    3333 Squalicum Pkwy
    Information contact: Jessica
    360-676-6724 X 32014

    Autism Support Group NEXT meeting
    12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    The Arc's
    Dan Godwin Community Center
    2602 McLeod Rd.
    For more information contact
    Maureen at 360-715-0170 X 302

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