The Parent Coalition of Whatcom County The E-Alert of The Arc of Whatcom County
August 27, 2009


in this issue
  • Upcoming Events
  • Interagency Coordinating Council (WICC)
  • Energy Assistance Program
  • Town Hall meeting on Disability Issues and Employment
  • Thanks for reading...

  • Interagency Coordinating Council (WICC)

    Come together with other families to talk about early intervention and learning in Whatcom County. Families, providers, schools, community service agencies and all others are invited to participate.

    The Interagency Coordinating Council is Parents of children with special needs and service providers who share information and experiences to shape the way children and families receive services in our community. Child care is provided.

    The meeting takes place at St. Lukes's Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway.
    For more information, contact Christi: 360-734-5121 X209

    Energy Assistance Program

    Appointments are now available for Puget Sound Energy customers who need energy assistance.

    Energy assistance is a service of the Opportunity Council, a Community Action Agency.

    Call the Energy Line at 360-255-2192 for screening and to schedule an appointment.

    Town Hall meeting on Disability Issues and Employment

    The Governor's Committe on Disability Issues and Employment is holding a Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, September 17, 2009.

    All are welcome to join in discussions on:
    Life and Work Issues
    Local success stories for persons with disabilities
    Challenges persons with disabilities face in the community
    Ideas for positive changes
    Implementation of The Americans with Disabilities Act's effect on the community

    The Town Hall will take place Thursday, September 17, 2009
    5:30 - 7:00 pm
    Lynden Public Library
    216 4th Street, Lynden

    For more information or to request accomodations, please call Melinda Johnson at 509-532-3148 or e- mail:

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    Upcoming Events

    Youth Self Advocacy Group

    September 8
    Interagency Coordinating Council
    3:30 - 5:00 pm
    St. Luke's Health Education Center
    3333 Squalicum Pkwy
    contact Christi, 734-5121 ext 209

    September 14
    Parent to Parent Support Meeting
    7:00 - 8:30 pm
    2001 H Street
    Contact Parent to Parent at (360) 255-2056 for more information

    September 17
    Town Hall Meeting: Governor's Committee
    on Disability and Employment

    5:30 - 7:00 pm
    Lynden Public Library
    216 4th Street, Lynden
    Contact Melinda at 509-532-3148

    September 18
    Autism Support Group
    12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    The Arc's
    Dan Godwin Community Center
    2602 McLeod Rd.
    For more information contact
    Beverly at 360-715-0170 X 306

    September 21
    Spin Dance
    7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Max Higbee Center
    315 Halleck Street
    Contact Amanda: 778-7000

    September 28
    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

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