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The Arc of Whatcom County

PARENT COALITION E-ALERT

October 2014

IN THIS ISSUE
Buddy Walk
Independent Living Council
Autism Support Group
Father's Network Conference
YASA Meeting

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)786-7980

 

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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 REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE BUDDY WALK!
  Buddy Walk
11th Annual Buddy Walk
Saturday, October 4th
11am-2pm
Fairhaven Village Green
  

 

The Buddy WalkŪ is a fun and rewarding opportunity to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October.

 

The event will feature a one mile walk around beautiful Fairhaven, and all ages and abilities are invited to participate. After the walk, there will be food, entertainment, a silent auction and other fun activities for families to enjoy. All participants will receive a fun shirt and lunch!

 

Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, your participation and generosity are greatly appreciated! Anyone can be a buddy!

 

To register, visit www.arcwhatcom.org/BuddyWalk.html or call 360-715-0170. You can also register at the event.

  
  
STATE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL
  Quarterly Meeting
Friday, October 10, 9am-3pm
Best Western Lakeway Inn - Conference Room
714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham 

 

The State Independent Living Council is appointed by the Governor to guide development of and promote access to independent living services for individuals with disabilities statewide. The council works to increase opportunities for self-determination and empowerment of people with disabilities, and to create awareness of people with disabilities as a valuable human resource. They welcome your feedback concerning your experiences and concerns.

 

Participants may access the meeting remotely by CART captioning online: http://www.streamtext.net/text.aspx?event=SILC

 

For other reasonable accommodations requests, please contact:

Marie Slusser at 800-624-4105 or slussmr@dshs.wa.gov.

 

For more information, visit www.wasilc.org or call:

360-725-3695

 

 AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP
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Friday, October 10, 12-1:30pm
The Arc, 2602 McLeod Rd, Bellingham

 

Join other parents and caregivers in a confidential setting for mutual support. For more information, contact Monica, (360) 715-0170 ext. 303, or monicab@arcwhatcom.org

 

 FATHER'S NETWORK CONFERENCE
 
2014 State Conference
Saturday, October 11, 8:30am-4pm

Microsoft-The Commons/Mixer

15255 NE 40th Street, Redmond

 

This highly unique and compelling event for fathers of children with special needs is guaranteed to be an incredible and memorable day. Registration materials are now available. Contact Greg Schell: 425-653-4286 or visit www.fathersnetwork.org.

  

 

 

YOUNG ADULT SELF-ADVOCACY MEETING
  
Saturday, October 11, 10am-12pm
The Arc, 2602 McLeod Rd
 
Are you between the ages of 16 and 30? Are you an eligible client of the Developmental Disabilities Administration? If you answered yes to both questions, then you are welcome to join!
  
We will play games and get to know each other. We will learn about helping others and helping ourselves. You need not have any special skills to join the group. We will find the best way for everyone to have fun together. All meetings are free!
  
To sign up, call The Arc of Whatcom County at (360) 715-0170 ext. 304 or email Jessika Houston at jessikah@arcwhatcom.org
  
  
 
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.