Parent Support Meeting: Applying for DDA

Parent Support Meeting Monday June 12th 7-8:30pm at The Arc’s Dan Godwin Community Center

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Do you have a child with developmental delays or disabilities, but aren’t sure what services are oth ther 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 a support meeting 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. She will discuss the eligibility requirements for these services and the steps for filling out the application.
*Free on-side child care is provided to those who contact us by Thursday  June 8th.

For more information or for child care please call 715-0170 ext. 302 or email p2p@arcwhatcom.org

Parent to Parent Workshop: Understanding Behavior

Understanding Behavior Panel & Networking Workshop

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Guest panelists will include professionals working in the field of Behavioral Therapy as well as a parent panel. Discussion will include strategies for dealing with behavior, tips for parents, better understanding of ABA and a question and answer period.

Featured Panelists:
Sara White, Ph.D, BCBA_D, Sendan Center
Robyn Newberry, MS, BCBA, Endless Potential
Heather Dorn, BCBA, Pacific Northwest Autism

 

This workshop is for adults only. Child care is not provided. Snacks & beverages will be provided.

For questions contact Parent to Parent (360)715-0170 ext. 302 or p2p@arcwhatcom.org

Map to St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham

 Wednesday May 31, 6:30-8:30pm

Ask The Advocate Workshop- ABLE Act

Workshop: ABLE Act
6-8pm Tuesday, May 16, 2017
St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center (Room F)
3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham

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Special Guest: Gina Stark, Staff to the ABLE Advisory Group
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At this workshop participants will:

  • Learn about the ABLE Act and how to save for the future without impacting benefits.
  • Have an opportunity to offer feedback about accessibility and usability features, investment options and more as Washington develops an ABLE program.

Did you miss the workshop? Here are the resources we provided: 

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Accounts

ABLE National Resource Center 

What are ABLE Accounts?

 

Ask the Advocate Workshop- Employment Panel

Tuesday jobApril 18, 2017  ~ 6-8pm      

 The Arc’s Dan Godwin Community Center         

A panel of individuals, families, and vocational providers discuss the transition to employment, including inspirations, challenges, options, keys to success and more.   Come learn, share and collaborate with other families.
Did you miss the workshop? Here are the resources we provided:

Employment Services
Informing Families-Employment
Star Form: Support to Reach Your Goals

Ask the Advocate Workshop: Legislative Advocacy

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For family members, caregivers & community members.

Join us Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6-8pm at The Arc’s Dan Godwin Community Center in Bellingham to learn about legislative advocacy.

At this workshop we will:

  • Highlight current legislative issues that impact individuals with developmental disabilities & their families.
  • Discuss how to share your experiences & create stories to give to legislators.
  • Give you opportunities to prepare a story to share with elected officials about education, support services, or the issue most important to you!

 

Did you miss the workshop? Below are the resources we provided:

Being an Effective Advocate 2017

Make your voice heard 2017

Arc Hot_Tips_2017

Family Story Worksheet

Medicaid-LTSS-Fact-Sheet-2017

DPS-Fact-Sheet-Federal-Funding-Feb-10

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Social-Security-and-SSI-Fact-Sheet

Bills of Interest 3-19-17 + Hearings

Continuity of Care – Talking Points

Future of Medicaid 2017-03

Supported Living – A System in Crisis Position Paper updated for appropriations

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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.