The Arc of Whatcom County


The Arc of Whatcom County

Parent Coalition E-alert: November 2, 2011   

In This Issue
BIRDS AND THE BEES
FAMILY GAME NIGHT
LEGISLATIVE COFFEE

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Sen. Maria Cantwell

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Sen. Patty Murray

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2nd District

Rep. Rick Larsen

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Rep. Jason Overstreet

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40th District

 

Sen. Kevin Ranker

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Rep. Jeff Morris

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Greetings!  

 

There are some important events coming up this week and next. Please read below for more information. If you have any questions, contact Monica (360) 715-0170, monicab@arcwhatcom.org.  

 

LET'S TALK...
ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
A discussion for parents and caregivers on sexuality
for individuals with developmental disabilities


Parents are the primary sexuality educators of their children.  Additionally, caregivers play an important role since they often are assisting children and adults with developmental disabilities with bathing, toileting and dressing.

Tracy Dahlstedt, Community Educator with Mount Baker Planned Parenthood, will be on hand to share strategies and tools for parents. Topics will include communicating your family's values, what information to share and when, and tips for talking with young people as well as local resources and services.
 
Thursday, November 3
The Arc's Dan Godwin Center
2602 McLeod Road, Bellingham

Light refreshments provided. 

For more information, call Beverly (360) 715-0170, ext. 306
or email beverlyp@arcwhatcom.org.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Sponsored by Down syndrome Outreach (DsO)
Down syndrome Outreach will be hosting a Family Game Night on Thursday, November 10th. This event is for children and youth with Down syndrome, along with their families and friends.

 
 
Thursday, November 10
6:30-8:30 pm
The Arc's Dan Godwin Community Center
2602 McLeod Road, Bellingham

To help plan a fun evening for all families, please call ahead and sign up with Makenna at (360) 715-0170, ext. 205 or email makennap@arcwhatcom.org.

 

LEGISLATIVE COFFEE
An important goal of the Parent Coalition is to provide the connections and resources for families to make their voices heard. The Annual Legislative Coffee provides a relaxed environment for people to meet their legislators face-to-face and communicate their experiences in a meaningful way.
 
Tuesday, November 15
9:30am-12:30pm
The Arc's Dan Godwin Community Center
2602 McLeod Road, Bellingham

Prior to the coffee, there will be an informational forum and guided discussion. Whether you are knowledgeable about the legislative process or completely new, this information will be important to make the most of the Legislative Coffee. Due to limited space, you must register by Tuesday, November 8th. 

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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