The Arc of Whatcom County


The Arc of Whatcom County

Parent Coalition E-alert: October 2011 

In This Issue
ASK THE ADVOCATE
COFFEE AND CONNECTIONS
AUTISM CONFERENCE
FAMILY GAME NIGHT

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FEDERAL

 

Sen. Maria Cantwell

cantwell.senate.gov

(202)224-3441

 

Sen. Patty Murray

murray.senate.gov

(202)224-2621

  
2nd District

Rep. Rick Larsen

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(202)225-2605

  
  
STATE
  
42nd District

 

Sen. Doug Ericksen

ericksen.doug@leg.wa.gov

(360)786-7682

 

Rep. Vincent Buys

buys.vincent@leg.wa.gov

(360)786-7980

 

Rep. Jason Overstreet

overstreet.jason@leg.wa.gov

(360)786-7980

 

40th District

 

Sen. Kevin Ranker

ranker.kevin@leg.wa.gov

(360)786-7678

 

Rep. Kristine Lytton

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(360)786-7800

 

Rep. Jeff Morris

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(360)786-7970

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Greetings! 

 

Many important events --- that you don't want to miss -- are being held this week. From communication workshops and yoga classes to the world autism conference, we have your bases covered. Please see below for more information.

 

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

 

"COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY"

ASK THE ADVOCATE WORKSHOP 


On Tuesday, October 25th (TODAY), 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.

 

Communication & Technology Workshop

6:30-8:30pm

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 monicab@arcwhatcom.org.    

 

60 Minutes
And in case you missed the CBS 60 Minutes segment on autism and the iPad, click here to watch. Impressive progress by many students!

 

COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY

COFFEE & CONNECTIONS

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.
AUTISM WORLD CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE
conference On October 27-30 (THIS WEEKEND), the US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) launches its 6th annual world conference to be held in Seattle, WA.

Featuring over 30 of the world's most respected autism experts, including: Eustacia Cutler, playwright, author, and mother of Temple Grandin; Stephen Shore, EdD, world-renowned lecturer and professor who overcame his autism challenges; Tim Page, Pulitzer Prize-winner, professor and author of Parallel Play, an autobiographical account of "Growing up with Undiagnosed Asperger's"; Jerry Kartzinel, MD, a physician and NY Times best-selling author who has treated thousands of persons with ASD; Raun K. Kaufman, diagnosed as incurably autistic and the subject of an award-winning NBC television movie; and Elaine Hall, author, actor, and creator of the critically-acclaimed theater arts program, The Miracle Project.

For additional information and group registration, call Pat at 1-866-208-0207 or visit the conference site. Pre-registration is highly recommended to ensure your space.

 

FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Sponsored by Down syndrome Outreach (DsO)
Down syndrome Outreach will be hosting a Family Game Night on Thursday, November 10th at The Arc of Whatcom County.

To learn more, contact Makenna: makennap@arcwhatcom.org.
 

 

Parent Coalition

 

 

 

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, monicab@arcwhatcom.org.

  

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

www.arcwhatcom.org

360-715-0170

2602 McLeod Road

Bellingham, WA 98225

 

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