The Arc of Whatcom County

The Arc of Whatcom County

Parent Coalition E-alert: November 14, 2011   

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Sen. Maria Cantwell



Sen. Patty Murray


2nd District

Rep. Rick Larsen


42nd District


Sen. Doug Ericksen



Rep. Vincent Buys



Rep. Jason Overstreet



40th District


Sen. Kevin Ranker



Rep. Kristine Lytton



Rep. Jeff Morris


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Hope you and your family enjoyed the long weekend and had a chance to honor the brave men and women who have served our nation.


There are several upcoming opportunities to advocate for yourself and/or your family member. Please read below for more information.


If you have any questions, contact Monica (360) 715-0170, Thank you, and we hope you have a great week!


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
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.
"Don't Cut Our Lifeline!"
There will be a rally at the Whatcom County Courthouse Steps on Tuesday, November 22 from 4-6pm. For more information, please contact Ken Larson 360-738-3060.
Protect Medicaid Services including:
  • Medicaid Prescription Drugs
  • Medicaid Personal Care
  • Home and Community Based Services Waivers
  • Medicaid Dental for Adults

front coverThe beautiful and inspiring Smiles of Life 2012 Calendar is now available!
Please call 360-715-0170 to reserve your copy.
The calendars make great presents for family, friends, neighbors, therapists, teachers, nurses, doctors...and anyone else special in your family's life.
NOTE: We ask for a $10 donation per calendar. If you wish to have it mailed, there will be a postage fee. Thank you for your support!
"Hunger Doesn't Take a Holiday"
The Youth Self-Advocacy is hosting another food drive to help the Bellingham Food Bank. Please support their efforts by bringing your non-perishables to The Arc, 2602 McLeod Road, Bellingham.
The next YSA meeting is Saturday, December 3rd from 10am-12pm. If interested in learning more, please call 360-715-0170.
YSA Community Project
Get Involved and Make a Difference
The Whatcom County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board meets on the fourth Monday of each month from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at St. Lukes Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway. The next meeting is Monday, November 28th.

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,


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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