Super Sitter Training


Parent to Parent of Whatcom County presents Super Sitter Training, June 28-30, 10am-3:30pm at The Arc of Whatcom County’s Dan Godwin Community Center  located at 2602 McLeod Rd, Bellingham.

This popular class is available for youth ages 13 and older and teaches basic baby-sitting skills along with skills caring for children, particularly for children with special needs. Attendees will enjoy the learning environment of the camp as they meet new friends. Included in the program is a full day of infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.  It is recommended that participants have some prior baby-sitting experience.

Super Sitter Training Registration form 2017

Registration forms are due June 22. Class fee is $95. Partial scholarships are available.

For questions please contact Karlene at 715-0170 ext. 302 or

Parent Support Meeting: Applying for DDA

Parent Support Meeting Monday June 12th 7-8:30pm at The Arc’s Dan Godwin Community Center

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Do you have a child with developmental delays or disabilities, but aren’t sure what services are oth ther to help your child? Have you heard about DDA services, but are not sure what they are or how to apply? Have you wanted to apply for DDA services but just haven’t gotten around to it yet?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is a support meeting for you! Leslie Kivett, Eligibility Case resource Manager for the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) will join us to tell us about DDA services. She will discuss the eligibility requirements for these services. She will discuss the eligibility requirements for these services and the steps for filling out the application.
*Free on-side child care is provided to those who contact us by Thursday  June 8th.

For more information or for child care please call 715-0170 ext. 302 or email

Parent to Parent Summer Evening Family Barbecue

18057931_1480464058671377_1599466753495442850_n Saturday, July 1 from 6-7:30pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, Large Gym

Come and enjoy a summer evening with friends. Super Sitters will be there to offer fun activities for the kids. Hot dogs, dessert, and drinks will be provided by P2P. Please bring your favorite potluck item (salad, fruit, vegetables) to share.

For more information call 715-0170 ext. 302 or

Co-sponsored by Bellingham Parks & Recreation.


Parent Support Group

The Parent to Parent (P2P) Support Group meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 7-8:30 pm at  The Dan Godwin Community Center, 2602 McLeod Road.  Meet with other parents and professionals to get the support you need. Child care is available by RSVP’ing the Friday prior to the meeting. Contact Karlene for more information or to RSVP: 360-715-0170, ext. 302 or


September Monthly Parent Support Meeting is being held on Monday, September 11 from 7-8:30pm. Our Topic is Back to School. We will be discussing all things “Back to School”. We will be having a Q&A with education advocates, answering all your questions! 

Down Syndrome Parent Support Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 19 5:30-7pm with a Topic of Behaviors. We will be discussing behavior challenged that may arise for someone with Down syndrome and address these concerns using a positive behavior approach.

October Monthly Parent Support Meeting is being help on Monday, October 9 7-8:30pm with a Topic of ‘Keeping your Special Needs Child Safe’. We will share resources and services to support your family keeping your child safe. Handouts will available to take home.

Autism Support Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 18th from noon-1:30pm. We will be discussing behaviors. Do you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Are you awaiting a diagnosis, suspecting or just wondering what Autism Spectrum Disorder looks like? Our meeting will provide support, educational, and resources for families. We will cover services, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and how to apply those practices to your child. Childcare is not available at this event. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Sibshop! Saturday October 14th, 11-1:30pm at Mt.Baker Lanes & Coconut Kenny’s Pizza (Ferndale) siblings This Sibshop is for siblings ages 8-16. Sibling must be registered by October 11th, call 715-0170 ext. 302 or email to register your child

*Meeting held  at The Arc’s  Dan Godwin Community Center unless otherwise noted.