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The Arc of Whatcom County

PARENT COALITION E-ALERT

February 2014

IN THIS ISSUE
"Getting Started" Workshop
Autism 2020
PECS Training

RESOURCES

  
  

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS


FEDERAL

 

Sen. Maria Cantwell

cantwell.senate.gov 

(202)224-3441

 

Sen. Patty Murray

murray.senate.gov 

(202)224-2621

 

1st District

Rep. Suzan Delbene

delbene.house.gov  

(202) 225-6311   

2nd District

Rep. Rick Larsen

http://larsen.house.gov/ 

(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)786-7854

 

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

lytton.kristine@leg.wa.gov 

(360)786-7800

 

Rep. Jeff Morris

morris.jeff@leg.wa.gov 

(360)786-7970

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Are you a parent, teacher or friend of a young child with special health care needs/and or developmental disabilities? If so, make sure to attend the "Getting Connected" workshop tomorrow (Wednesday, February 19). Please see below for more details.

 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Monica: 360-715-0170, ext. 303 or monicab@arcwhatcom.org.

  
Sincerely,
The Arc of Whatcom Team
  
"GETTING STARTED, MAKING CONNECTIONS"

 

What Families of Young Children with

Developmental Disabilities Need to Know

 

6-8pm, Wednesday, February 19

St. Lukes Health Education Center

3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham

 

Do you have a young child that has been involved in early intervention services, has developmental delays, or special healthcare needs?

 

Come and connect with other parents and get to know the community resources that are available for your child and family. Topics will include early intervention, special education, Medicaid waivers, health insurance for children, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). You will also have the opportunity to meet local agencies who can provide assistance and support to your family.

 

This event is sponsored by The Arc, Parent to Parent, Taking Action / SEAS, and the Whatcom Infant and Childrens Council (WICC).

 

For a copy of the workshop flier, click here. Please share with other families...thank you! 

 

          

AUTISM 202 WORKSHOP

 

Navigating Insurance Benefits: What You Need to Know About Health Insurance Benefits for Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism

 

Thursday, February 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Western Washington University, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders AIC Building, East 516 High St. Bellingham
 
The instructor for this workshop is Arzu Forough, founder and CEO, Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy.
 
Autism 200 is a series of 90-minute classes for parents and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand this disorder. Faculty from Seattle Children's, the University of Washington and community providers teach the classes. Each class includes time for questions. Classes are open to the general public.
 
You must RSVP today (even if you have parking arrangements). For more information, email Jessica Bower at bowerj2@students.wwu.edu or call 509-638-8980.



FUND TO HELP FAMILIES WITH PECS TRAINING
                                     
Robin Bauers, an Instructional Assistant in the Life Skills program, recently attended a training on PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). She is so energized by it -- and the success her team has had with students using PECS -- that she is spearheading an effort to raise funds to provide picture binders and PECS training for families in our community.
 

She has connected with the Director of Operations of Pyramid Education Consultants who provide PECS training, and they have offered to provide the training at a reduced fee if she can raise the funds she needs.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this email is for informational purposes only and should be evaluated by each recipient for content accuracy and applicability. Some articles are provided only to educate about a variety of perspectives on issues. It is not intended to represent the viewpoint of The Arc of Whatcom County.