The Arc of Whatcom County
PARENT COALITION E-ALERT
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The Arc of Whatcom County
CALENDAR RELEASE PARTY!
COME JOIN THE FUN!
Monday, December 1st, 6:30-8pm
2600 N Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham
Event will include dessert, wine, and a red carpet entry for models. Tickets are $15 per person/$10 per child.
To purchase tickets, visit www.arcwhatcom.org. For more info, contact Christine: 360-715-0170, ext. 305.
Please join us for this unique event to celebrate our beautiful, inspiring models!
| LEGISLATIVE COFFEE|
Wednesday, December 10th, 9:30am-12:30pm
The Arc, 2602 McLeod Rd
An important goal of the Parent Coalition is to provide the connections and resources for families to make their voices heard. The Annual Legislative Coffee provides a relaxed environment for people to meet their legislators face-to-face and communicate their experiences in a meaningful way.
Prior to the coffee, there is an informational forum and guided discussion. Whether you are knowledgeable about the legislative process or completely new, this information is important to make the most of the opportunity with the legislators.
Due to limited space, please register by contacting Monica Burke:
715-0170, ext. 303, firstname.lastname@example.org.
| WHATCOM INFANT'S AND CHILDREN'S COUNCIL AT LARGE MEETING|
Tuesday, December 2nd, 12-1:30pm
St. Luke's Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Parkway
Families and Professionals Working Together to Meet the Needs
of Infants and Young Children with Disabilities and Delays
What is the WICC?
The ICC is an advisory group that provides input to the Local Lead Agency (Opportunity Council) regarding the system of services to children birth to three years old who have disabilities or developmental delays.
Want to get involved & help improve early intervention services?
- Everyone is welcome and parents are encouraged to attend WICC meetings.
- Parent panels are great opportunities to share your story!
If you would like more information or to participate in the parent panel on December 2nd, please contact Monica at email@example.com or 715-0170 x303.
FREE CHILDCARE & REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED AT MEETINGS!
| ICC PROVIDER NETWORKING SOCIAL|
Are you a provider that works with children Birth to 5 in Whatcom County?
Please be our guest at the
Infants and Children's Council
Provider Networking Social
Thursday, December 4th, 5-7pm
Brandywine Kitchen, 1317 Commercial St.
Join us for an informal networking gathering. Enjoy food and drink while you get the chance to connect or reconnect with other providers serving young children in Whatcom County!
For more information please contact:
Kristin Clements: 360-671-3660 x 105 or
Monica Burke: 360-715-0170 x 303
| YOUNG ADULT SELF-ADVOCACY|
Saturday, Dec. 6, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
| 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:
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.
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