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:

 

September Support Meeting

featuredimage_blog_002-1024x427September Parent Support Meeting
A confidential meeting for parents and caregivers of children with developmental delays, disabilities and ongoing health care needs

Q & A: Back-to-School
Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs
7 pm – 8:30 pm Monday, September 10
The Arc’s Dan Godwin Community Center
2602 McLeod Rd. Bellingham

Free on-site child care is provided to those who contact us by Friday September 7th. For special accommodations and interpreting services, please contact us 3 weeks in advance. Contact us at (360) 715-0170 ext 302 or p2p@arcwhatcom.org

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July Parent Support Meeting

summerMonday, July 9
7 – 8:30 pm
The Arc of Whatcom County
2602 McLeod Rd., Bellingham

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.

We offer free on site childcare during our Support Meetings. We have trained Super Sitters providing care to those that RSVP by Friday, July 6.

Questions?  Contact Parent to Parent at p2p@arcwhatcom.org or 360-715-0170 ext 302

2018 Super Sitter Training

Super Sitter Training
10 am – 2:30 pm
June 25 – 27, 2018 
The Arc of Whatcom Co.
2602 McLeod Rd. Bellingham

Super Sitter
This popular class is available for youth ages 13 and older and teaches basic baby-sitting skills along with skills caring for children with disabilities. Participants will gain confidence in caring for children, particularly for children with special needs. They will also enjoy the learning environment of the camp as they meet new friends. This training also includes a day of infant/child CPR and First Aid certification. We recommend participants have some prior baby-sitting experience. Registration forms are due June 19 and can be located at www.p2pwhatcom.org. Class fee of $95 is due by the morning class starts, partial scholarships are available.
For questions and registration forms please contact Karlene at (360) 715-0170 ext 302 or p2p@arcwhatcom.org

Ask the Advocate Workshop: DDA Services

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 6pm – 8pm

St. Luke’s Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham

Questions? Contact parentcoalition@arcwhatcom.org or 360-715-0170

Do you have a child with developmental delays or disabilities but aren’t sure what services are out there to help your child?

Have you heard about DDA services, but are not sure what they are or how to apply?

Are you already a client of DDA, but aren’t sure what services are available or how to access them?

Are you having trouble finding contracted providers?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us!

We will have representatives from DDA and local providers that can help you get the services you need.

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