July Parent Support Meeting

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Parent Support Meeting: A meeting for parents and caregivers of children with developmental delays, disabilities and on going health care needs

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Open Topic: Parenting Your Special Needs Child

Parents and caregivers are welcome to join our free, confidential support meetings. We strive to provide a casual atmosphere while we share ideas, concerns, resources and encouragement. Come have a snack and connect with other parents.



Monday, July 8
7 – 8:30 pm
Arc of Whatcom County
2602 McLeod Rd.

For Sign Language and Spanish Interpretation, please contact us 2 weeks prior to the meeting. For supervised care, please contact us by Friday, July 5.

Questions? p2p@arcwhatcom.org 360-715-0170 ext 302

Bellingham Young Athletes Event!

Who: Children in Bellingham with and without disabilities from ages 2-7.

All children must complete the Young Athlete Registration Form:



What: This event is a preview of what Young Athletes 8-week program is all about. Young

Athletes is an inclusive sports program for children with and without intellectual disabilities

and it is all free. The event will begin with an experience which includes rotations through

activities from the eight-week Young Athletes program. Following the experience, the My First

Sport Experience introduces children to the world of Special Olympics competition.


Where: Bellingham High School Outside Turf Field

2020 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225


When: Thursday

April 11, 2019

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Why: It’s comprised of research-based activities that build social and motor skills while

engaging young children of all abilities. It’s also a great way to get young children introduced

to sports, Special Olympics, and to become unified with children of different abilities.

If interested or have any questions, contact Chloe Rosenfield at

206-909-6801 or chloerosenfield2@gmail.com



Padres a Padres Newsletter


Winter 2017 Newsletter

Padres a Padres Newsletter and Events
Our Padres a Padres Program brings together families who speak Spanish for a variety of events and activities. Meet other parents who share the unique experience of raising a son or daughter who experiences special needs. Would you like support or to make a connection with another parent?

Contact Marta at (360) 715-0170 ext 308 for more information and to get on the mailing list for the Padres a Padres newsletter. Join Padres a Padres del Condado de Whatcom on Facebook.


Boletín informativo y eventos de Padres a Padres
Nuestro programa Padres a Padres reúne a familias que hablan español para diferentes eventos y actividades. Conozca a otros padres que comparten la experiencia única de criar a un hijo o hija que tiene necesidades especiales. ¿Le gustaría recibir ayuda o establecer una conexión con otro padre?

Comuníquese con Marta al (360) 715-0170 ext 308 o martam@arcwhatcom.org para obtener más información y para inscribirse y recibir por correo el boletín de Padres a Padres. Únete al facebook Padres a Padres del Condado de Whatcom.

Advocacy Day

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Opportunity to visit Olympia and meet with your legislators!
The Arc of Whatcom County will be chartering a bus from Bellingham to Olympia to participate in the “Disability Pride” Legislative Advocacy Day on Wednesday, March 29. The bus will leave at approximately 7am for a full day in Olympia. Parents, self-advocates, and care providers are welcome to come at no cost to you. We will provide information and materials to help you understand the issues and share your story.
If you are interested in joining us, please email Monica at monicab@arcwhatcom.org or call (360) 715-0170, ext. 303, by March 21st to reserve your seat!

Workshop: Applying for DDA

6-8pm, Tuesday, February 21
The Arc of Whatcom County
2602 McLeod Road, Bellingham

writeDo you have a child with developmental delays or disabilities,but aren’t sure what services are out there 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 the workshop 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 and the steps for filling out the application. Then we will have time to work on completing your child’s application and answer any specific questions you may have. Now is the time that new clients are being added to DDA services, so don’t delay! Join us for this important workshop and check one big thing off your to-do list!
Did you miss the workshop? 

Below are the resources that were provided.

Workshop: The Art of Aging Well

Adults with developmental disabilities are living longer, healthier, more meaningful lives. Dealing with aging, planning, and end of life issues with people with intellectual disabilities is a growing challenge and an opportunity to focus on relationships, connections, and community. Join us and a panel of family members as we share strategies, resources, and support.

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Did You Miss The Workshop?

Here are the resources we provided.