Down syndrome Outreach Spring Fling!

Sunday May 7, 2017 from 12-3pm

Fairhaven Park Pavillion

Connect with families in our local Down syndrome community, visit with friends, and enjoy a lovely afternoon, rain or shine! There will be activities and crafts, a potluck lunch, the fantastic playground and a toy & book exchange.

Please bring a potluck dish to share, if possible (last names A-M bring something savory; N-Z bring something sweet…or bring a favorite dish), and a gently used toy or book to exchange with your friends. Hot dogs and beverages will be provided.

Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!

If you are interested in helping with the event, please contact Jessika: JessikaH@arcwhatcom.org or (360)715-0170 ext. 304.

This event is in an accessible location. For sign language interpreter service, assistive listening devices, or a communication material in any alternative format, please call Jessika 10 days in advance.
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The Arc of the U.S – Sibling Support Project Home Page

The Arc brings together people with disabilities, their families, and dedicated professionals to create hope, growth and positive change. The Arc’s National Sibling Council provides:

  • Networking to meet other siblings
  • Support and resources for those needing guidance in situations unique to their family
  • Celebrating the sibling relationship
  • Supporting the advocacy and programmatic efforts of The Arc at all levels
  • Leadership development and training through involvement in standing committees, ad hoc committees and task forces

http://www.thearc.org/page.aspx?pid=2661

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 one week before the meeting. Contact Karlene for more information or to RSVP: 360-715-0170, ext. 302 or KarleneU@arcwhatcom.org

Upcoming Parent Support Group Dates:
  • Monday, July 10 7-8:30 pm  Topic- Sibling Needs: Siblings of children with special needs have special needs too. This month’s meeting will feature an interactive panel discussion. This is a unique opportunity to ask questions and gain valuable insight about the experiences your child may have and ideas for how you might support him/her. 

Other support groups, meetings & events  occur*, on varying dates and times including the following:

  • Down syndrome Outreach & P2P Support Meeting on Tuesday June 20th from 6:30-8pm.
  • Summer Evening Family Barbecue Saturday July 1st, 6-7:30pm at Bloedel Donovan Park in the large gym.
  • Sibshop Saturday July 22nd, 1-3pm for siblings ages 6-13. Sibling must be registered by July 19th, call 715-0170 ext. 302 or email p2p@arcwhatcom.org to register your child.

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