The Arc of Whatcom County

Parent Coalition E-alert:

May 2012   

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We hope you are enjoying the warm weather and beautiful sunshine!


There are several great events coming up this weekend. Please read below for more information. If you have any questions, contact Monica (360) 715-0170,


Thank you, and we hope you have a wonderful weekend! 


*And don't forget...The Arc's Sprout Film Festival is just a few weeks away. For more information, visit This is an exciting community event to help increase respect and understanding of individuals with developmental disabilities. You don't want to miss it! 



Come meet new families, reconnect with friends, and enjoy a wonderful afternoon this Sunday, May 20th! There will be activities, food and the playground.


Please bring a potluck dish (if possible) to share. Hot dogs and beverages will be provided. Everyone is welcome.


This event is sponsored by Down syndrome Outreach (DsO) and Bellingham Parks and Recreation.


Down Syndrome Outreach Spring Fling
12-3pm, Sunday, May 20
Fairhaven Park Pavilion

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 19) is the "Finding Your Voice" workshop provided by The Washington State Office of Education Ombudsman. This training is for parents and family members to learn to navigate and partner with public schools so kids can succeed.


The training is free, but you must register as space is limited. Register at: Call (206)729-3211 or visit:


"Finding Your Voice" Workshop

9am-2:30pm, Saturday, May 19 

St. Luke's Health Education Center, Bellingham


People First of Whatcom County will be participating in the Ski to Sea Grand Parade next Saturday, May 26th at 12pm. If you would like to join the fun, contact Ken Larson, 441-0104. 


This Saturday, May 19th is also the People First monthly meeting. The meeting will be from 6-7pm and held at the Center for Independent Living, 114 W Magnolia Suite 106, Bellingham.

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.


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Bellingham, WA 98225


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