Don't miss tonight's Parent Coalition workshop on Future Planning! Check out the details below and let us know if you plan to attend.
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The Arc of Whatcom County
| REMINDER: FUTURE PLANNING WORKSHOP|
Tuesday, November 18th, 6-8pm
The Arc, 2602 McLeod Rd
Forms, forms, and more forms! What do you need to fill out (and when) to ensure your child's financial future?
We will present timelines and easy-to-use tips to make future planning as painless as possible.
- Guardianship reports to the court
- Social Security
- Representative Payee
- Medicaid Personal Care
- Special Needs Trusts
Please RSVP: 360-715-0170 ext. 303, email@example.com.
| AUTISM OUTREACH PROJECT|
The Autism Outreach Project offers an exciting schedule of workshops for the 2014-2015 school year designed to provide the tools and information necessary to effectively educate learners on the autism spectrum. Educators, parents, early childhood providers, and community members are invited to learn valuable information and strategies; network with other professionals and family members; and share resources, advice, and support.
Thanks to the Bellingham School District, several of the workshops will be offered in our local area through the use of interactive video conference with live presenters. There are reduced rates available for parents who wish to participate. Some of the upcoming workshops that will be offered in Bellingham include:
Thursday, November 20 - Emotion Regulation and Anxiety management in Autism. Crystal Gray, Ph.D. Click here to register.
Monday, December 8 - Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Students with Autism Using Positive Behavior Support (Beginning), Nancy Rosenberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Click here to register.
| FAMILY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM|
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 5-6pm
1409 18th St, Bellingham
The Family Partnership Program is seeking input in the visioning process for Bellingham Public Schools. The purpose of this initial meeting is for our advisory group to listen and learn about the supports, services and classes/workshops families would like to see offered in a Family Partnership Program. The program will be an alternative for students for whom a typical public, private, or home school setting is not a good option and will include a strong collaboration between parents, students, and Bellingham Schools.
RSVPs to this forum are encouraged but not required. To RSVP or for more info, call 676-6424.
| AUTISM 211: WE HAVE A VOICE|
Thursday, November 20, 7-8:30pm
WWU Speech-Language Clinic
AIC Building, 516 High St, Bellingham
Autism 200 is a series of free classes for parents and caregivers of children with autism sponsored by Seattle Children's Autism Center. You must RSVP in advance. Contact Katey: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autism 211: We Have a Voice -
A Panel of Individuals with ASD
Facilitator: Charles Cowan, MD
Join Seattle Children's Autism Center's medical director, Dr. Charles Cowan, and a panel of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, to hear about their perspectives. What was helpful? What was not helpful? What should parents and professionals know about their children, students, and patients?
| OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR WASHINGTON HEALTH PLAN FINDER |
Open enrollment started Saturday, November 15.
At Washington Healthplanfinder, you can:
- Compare health plans side by side
- Find out if you qualify for financial help to pay for coverage
- Get answers to your questions
- Review your options and get enrolled
Visit wahealthplanfinder.org for more info, or call 1-855-923-4633, TTY/TTD: 1-855-627-9604.
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