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
The Washington State Fathers Network (WSFN) connects men with other dads, resources, information and education, plus opportunities for “all family” celebration.
A guide to choosing a caregiver! Provides:
- Care giver help
- Types of in home care
- Private employees
- Government services
- Getting started
- Planning tools
This document provides how to find childcare, financial help with childcare and the best way to apply for working connections childcare subsidy and enhanced services.
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 email@example.com to register your child.
*Meeting held at The Arc’s Dan Godwin Community Center unless otherwise noted.