Parent to Parent of Washington State Newsletter

January, 2014
A Program of the Arc of Washington State 




"Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age."

- Christopher Morley,
American writer

Happy 2014 everyone,


I hope you all had a restful holiday season with your 

friends and family. We had all the girls home for a week.  Had lots of fun playing Apples to Apples and watching movies.  Feel blessed to have them around.


Hope to see you in Olympia at one of the weekly Advocacy Days!  We have lots of work to do.


Take care,


Calendar of Events

Advocacy Days Are Back! 
2014 Advocacy Day Schedule (click here to view the schedule and additional info online):
Jan. 22nd: Legislative Briefing & Reception
Jan. 29th: Supporting Families
Feb. 5th: Medicaid Services
Feb. 12th: Civil Rights
Feb. 19th: Independent Living Day
Feb. 26th: Employment
Stipends for travel are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact The Arc of Washington State at 1-888-754-8798, ext. 105 for more information.

Wings for Autism - one of The Arc US newest national initiatives, is an airport "rehearsal" specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, and aviation professionals.  Click here for more information.


February 2014


2/24 - 25: Community Employment Alliance (CEA) Employment Conference - Red Lion Hotel, Olympia. 

Click here for more information.


May 2014


5/7 - 9: The Infant and Early Childhood Conference (IECC) - Tacoma, WA. Save the date! Presenter application deadline is November 1st. For more information, click here.

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Resource Links now on the Arc website in the Resource Library.
Click here to access the links.
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"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
- Edith Wharton,
American writer

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