The Parent Coalition Newsletter The E-newsletter of The Arc of Whatcom County
June 22, 2009


in this issue
  • Upcoming Events
  • Person Care Hours Reduced
  • Children's Intensive In-Home Behavioral Support
  • Join Us Tomorrow : June 22
  • Thanks for reading...

  • Person Care Hours Reduced

    Care Plans Amended !

    Effective July 1, 2009
    The Aging and Disability Services Administration (ADSA) will reduce all In-home clients' hours

    This means everyone will receive fewer personal care hours each month starting in July 2009.

    The department was directed to make this reduction as a result of the 2009-2011 Operating Budget (Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1244) passed by the Legislature.

    There are no appeal rights for this change through the Office of Administrative Hearings because this is a service change directed by the Legislature and applies to the entire program.

    Children's Intensive In-Home Behavioral Support

    If you have a child with a developmental disability...

    who's at risk of out of home placement due to the intensity of his/her behavioral challenges,

    your child may be eligible for this intensive in-home program.

    State wide DDD Case Resource Managers will be processing requests

    Six families per month will be added to the waiver program over the next eighteen months.

    Contact your DDD case resource manager to learn more !

    Join Us Tomorrow : June 22

    The Arc's annual membership meeting
    and Pizza Party
    Pot Luck
    5:00-7:00 p.m.
    The arc's Dan Godwin Community Center
    2602 McLeod Rd.
    Bellingham, WA

    It is important to be with others who monitor the progress of and advocate for services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities.

    We hope to see you !


    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.

    Thanks for reading...

    Upcoming Events
    Human Race Team 2009

    July 11
    Parent to Parent Picnic

    noon - 2pm
    Bloedel Donovan Park
    Contact Parent to Parent at (360) 255-2056 for more information

    July 8, 9, 10, 11
    Parent to Parent Super Sitter Training

    9am-3pm Weds. & 10am-3pm Thurs. -Sat.
    (St. Lukes' Ed Center : Weds.- Fri.)
    (Bloedel Donovan Park:Sat.)
    To enroll
    Contact Parent to Parent at (360) 255-2056

    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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