Workshop: School Advocacy 101

Hosted by The Arc with Parent to Parent

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, 10am-2pm
The Arc of Whatcom County
2602 McLeod Road, Bellingham

Girl (10-12) with Down syndrome in classroom

This training is designed for parents who want to learn more about how to effectively advocate within the school system for their child or to assist another family. We will cover: how to be an advocate, how schools work, IEP & IDEA basics, communication, and resolving conflict. School District Special Education staff will be invited for part of the training to give their perspective on effective strategies. You will also be able to create an “All About Me” book for your child’s teacher. You do not need to have previously attended a helping parent training in order to attend this workshop.

Please RSVP by October 18th: (360) 715-0170, ext. 303, monicab@arcwhatcom.org. Limited supervised care for family members is available on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP by October 18th.

Did you miss the workshop?

Below are the resources that were provided:

We also discussed ways to create an “All About Me” book to share critical information about your child with your child’s teacher. Some examples are below:

 

July Parent Support Meeting

Click to here to Download/Print the Flyer

Parent Support Meeting: A meeting for parents and caregivers of children with developmental delays, disabilities and on going health care needs

P2P support meeting photo

Open Topic: Parenting Your Special Needs Child

Parents and caregivers are welcome to join our free, confidential support meetings. We strive to provide a casual atmosphere while we share ideas, concerns, resources and encouragement. Come have a snack and connect with other parents.

 

 

Monday, July 8
7 – 8:30 pm
Arc of Whatcom County
2602 McLeod Rd.

For Sign Language and Spanish Interpretation, please contact us 2 weeks prior to the meeting. For supervised care, please contact us by Friday, July 5.

Questions? p2p@arcwhatcom.org 360-715-0170 ext 302