The Parent Coalition of Whatcom County The E-Alert of The Arc of Whatcom County
September 28, 2009


in this issue
  • Upcoming Events
  • Social and Life Skills Class starts tomorrow!
  • Safety Awareness...Knowing your personal boundaries
  • Special Invitation: Conversations with Families
  • Thanks for reading...

  • Social and Life Skills Class starts tomorrow!

    There is still time to join in!

    In this 6 class series we will look at practical skills for being successful socially, getting along with others and dealing with our feelings.

    Classes are taught by Rick Pribbernow, Life Skills coordinator, Compass Health. All are welcome, whether you've participated with Rick before or not.

    No fee! Registration and signature of legal guardian required.
    Questions? call Vicki at 676-6724 Ext. 32243 or email her at

    Tuesdays: September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, and November 3, 2009
    4:30-6:00 p.m.
    LOCATION: St Luke's Health Education Center 3333 Squalicum Pkwy., Bellingham

    Safety Awareness...Knowing your personal boundaries

    Here is an opportunity to learn all about personal safety and awareness

    Presented by John Davis and Jan Jung Husband and Wife Team
    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/Licensed Mental Health Counselor

    Weekly Meetings Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 p.m 203 W. Holly Street Bellingham, WA

    No FEE Charged
    Registration is required. Please call 360-715-0170 X 302
    Must be at least 18 years of age and an eligible client of the DSHS*/ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

    Special Invitation: Conversations with Families

    A meeting for families who have children age birth to six with developmental delays to share their experiences with early intervention services

    October 27
    5:00 - 8:00 pm
    Garden Street Methodist Church
    1326 North Garden Street, Bellingham

    RSVP by October 20 to Rebecca Ryor at PAVE toll-free 1-800-572-7368 (v/tty)
    Light meal will be available. Interpreters are available if requested. Reimbursement for mileage and childcare is also available if requested. Onsite childcare is limited, so please RSVP in advance.

    This meeting is sponsored by the Washington State Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families.


    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
    Special Olympics bowling

    Special Olympics Bowling

    October 3
    6th Annual Buddy Walk of Whatcom County
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Grab your buddy and join the 1.25 mile walk
    Raising Awareness about Down Syndrome
    Maritime Heritage Park, Bellingham
    Contact The Arc at 360-715-0170

    October 12
    Parent to Parent Support Meeting

    7:00 - 8:30 pm
    Topic: school advocacy
    Contact Parent to Parent at (360) 255-2056 for more information

    October 16
    Autism Support Group meeting
    12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    The Arc's Dan Godwin Community Center
    2602 McLeod Road, Bellingham
    For more information contact
    Beverly at 360-715-0170 X 306

    October 19
    Spin Dance
    Max Higbee Center
    315 Halleck Street
    Contact Amanda: 779-7000

    October 31
    Special Olympics Bowling
    NW Regional Tournament
    Mt Baker Lanes, Ferndale

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