Please join us for our Annual Parent to Parent Holiday Party
Join us for crafts, fun activities, Photos with Santa and much more!
Saturday, December 2
Bloedel Donovan Park, Large Multipurpose Gym
2214 Electric Avenue in Bellingham
There are two time slots families are welcome to join us:
Families of a child with special needs ages birth to seven are invited from: 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Families of a child with special needs ages eight and up from:
1:30 pm – 3 pm
Beverages will be provided *Please bring your favorite healthy potluck dish to share.
Can you volunteer time to support the Holiday Party? We are looking for volunteers with setting up and cleaning up after the event. We are looking for help during the event with photo printing, food, and greeting new families. This years Holiday Party will feature the 2018 Smiles of Life Calendar Release and celebrate the models! To RSVP or to sign up for volunteering, please contact the P2P office at (360) 715-0170 ext 302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Co Sponsored by Bellingham Parks & Recreation
Parent to Parent Travels to Lynden
Topic: Parenting your Special Needs Child
Monday, November 13, 7-8:30pm
Fisher Elementary, 501 14th St, Lynden
Free childcare is available at our Monday Support Meetings. Please RSVP by Friday November 10 to reserve your spot. If you are bringing your child, please arrive 10 minutes early to the meeting to get them checked in with our Super Sitters.Contact us with any questions at email@example.com or (360) 715-0170 ext 302
Please join us for our Down syndrome Outreach Parent Support Meeting Tuesday, September 19th from 5:30-7pm. Our meeting topic will be Behaviors.
Please call or email us by September 8th if you would like free, onsite care for your family member.
Please join us for our Parent Support Meeting on Monday September 11th from 7-8:30pm. We will be having talking about schools and having a Q & A with Educational Advocates. Call or email by September 8th for free on-site childcare.
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.
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
The Arc of Whatcom County provides leadership support for a broad-based coalition of persons with developmental disabilities and their parents/guardians.
The Parent to Parent support programs provide emotional support and information to families of children with developmental disabilities, delays, and ongoing health care needs.
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families