Legislative Coffee

The Arc’s Parent Coalition to Host Legislative Coffee
Thursday, December 14th, 9:30am-12:30pm
The Arc’s Dan Godwin Community Center
2602 McLeod Road, Bellingham

photo 9It’s that time of year again! Our state is gearing up for a legislative session starting in January, and our federal legislators continue to work on issues that impact individuals with developmental disabilities. An important goal of the Parent Coalition is to provide the connections and resources for families to make their voices heard. The Annual Legislative Coffee provides a relaxed environment for people to meet their legislators face-to-face and communicate their experiences in a meaningful way. Prior to the coffee, there is an informational forum and guided discussion. Whether you are knowledgeable about the legislative process or completely new, this information is important to make the most of the opportunity with our legislators. The Legislative Coffee is a rewarding experience for families, self-advocates, community members, and legislators. Please join us, and let your voice be heard!

Due to limited space, please register by contacting Monica Burke: (360) 715-0170, ext. 303, monicab@arcwhatcom.org.

2017 Annual Membership Meeting

DSCN0512 Join us Wednesday May 24, 2017 from 5-7 pm at the Bloedel Donovan Park Multi-purpose Building.

We will be sharing progress updates and working together to create effective programs and inclusive activities. Your participation is crucial as we expand and improve our services. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Pizza and light refreshments will be provided. To make this event as accessible  as possible for families, childcare will also be provided.
Please RSVP by May 10th by calling 715-0170 or email admin@arcwhatcom.org

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

  • Your membership helps to fund programs for local individuals with development disabilities, their families and organizations that serve them in Whatcom County.
  • As a member, you receive newsletters from the local Parent Coalition, The Arc of WA and The Arc of the US.
  • Your membership helps fund national research about the causes of developmental disabilities.
  • You receive information about special events, programs and opportunities sponsored by The Arc.

Together, we can help make sure that every person with a developmental disability has the opportunity and support to live the life he or she chooses. 

 

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