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There are so many exciting new ways to help promote communication and learning for individuals with developmental disabilities. We are excited to share the latest technology, applications and resources for families and individuals. Please see below for two upcoming events on this very important issue.


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Monica, Co-Coordinator of The Parent Coalition: (360)715-0170, ext 303,   




Can technology help my family member communicate and learn?

On Tuesday, October 25th, The Arc of Whatcom County will be hosting a "Communication and Technology" workshop to help expand your knowledge on the latest tools and applications for improving communication skills.


The workshop will be presented by:
Linda Schleef is a lecturer for Woodring College of Education's (WCE) Department of Special Education at Western Washington University.  She  serves as the Coordinator for WCE's Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center, which features support technologies for pre-12 students with diverse learning needs. 

Gail Noble-Sanderson is a Clinical Educator and Adjunct Faculty Instructor in Western Washington University's Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. She was the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Skagit Valley Hospital and previously with the Children's Neurodevelopmental Program at St. Joseph's Hospital. She has also worked as a school speech therapist.

Communication & Technology Workshop


Tuesday, October 25th

The Arc's Dan Godwin Center

2602 McLeod Road, Bellingham

For more information, call Monica (360) 715-0170, ext. 303

or email  





For more discussion on the technology topic, there also will be a "Coffee & Connections" on Friday, October 28th from 10am-1pm. This is a unique opportunity to have a relaxed visit with trained advocates and parents and receive support and information for your individual needs. Please stop in for as little or as long as you wish.

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The Parent Coalition of The Arc of Whatcom County provides information and education to individuals with developmental disabilities, their caregivers, families and the community by responding to requests for assistance. We provide 1:1 support and serve as a resource to increase understanding of the developmental disability service system and special education system.

For information and assistance, contact Monica, Parent Coalition Co-Coordinator at (360)715-0170, x303,


This E-Alert is made possible by funding from the Whatcom County Health Department, Developmental Disabilities Program and the United Way of Whatcom County.


2602 McLeod Road

Bellingham, WA 98225


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