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The Arc of Whatcom County


January 2015







Dear ,


Does your family member often wander off? Are you concerned about his or her safety? Be sure to check out our workshop tonight to discuss these important topics, and don't forget to let us know if you plan to attend.


For additional events, click here to see The Arc's community calendar or click on the left sidebar.


As always, we are here to help you. Please contact us anytime.


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Tuesday, January 20th, 6-8pm

The Arc, 2602 McLeod Road, Bellingham  


Does your family member often wander or run off? Are you concerned for his or her safety? Do you want to know what options are out there to keep him or her safe? We will have parents and professionals available to provide safety tips and discuss their experiences with various options.


Please RSVP to Monica: 360-715-0170 ext. 303 or email




Wednesday, January 28, 6-8pm

St. Luke's Community Health Education Center

  3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham   


Families for Autistic Children's Education & Support (FACES) is a non-profit organization serving children with autism & their families in Whatcom County.


FACES provides a summer program with one-on-one instruction, therapeutic activities and community outings. We are looking forward to another fun, successful summer program for our children. If you are interested in having your child participate in FACES this year, we need at least one (both if you can swing it) Parent/Guardian/Family Representative per FACES child at this mandatory meeting. This meeting is required in order to be eligible for the family participation tuition discount for 2015. 


Contact FACES if you have any questions at (360) 389-2151 or email


For more information or to learn about FACES Northwest, visit






At The Arc of Whatcom County, we are trying to get feedback about our Parent

Coalition Newsletter. Please take the time to give us your input by completing a brief survey. Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a $25 Fred Meyer gift card as a token of our appreciation.


Click here to participate in the survey.








Monday, February 2, 12:30-3:30pm

Bellingham Public Library

210 Central Ave, Bellingham   


Samantha Murphy, a WATAP (Washington Assistive Technology Act Program) representative, will present information about assistive technology including:

  • What is assistive technology?
  • Information about the cost and use
  • Services provided by WATAP

This is an interactive seminar and assistive equipment will be available to try.


To RSVP for this event, call the Center for Independence at (360) 393-3890 and leave your name and phone number. 



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