Fall 2022 Special Education Workshop Series

Parent Coalition “Ask the Advocate” Special Education 2 Part Series Online Zoom Workshop

Part 1: Special Education 101

6 – 8pm, Tuesday, September 20

Families are encouraged to attend this parent focused workshop navigating the IEP process. Participants will gain an overall understanding of special education, its purpose, and the process. Learn more about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of an IEP. Pre-registration required at:


Part 2: Building a Foundation for Advocacy:

Parent Action, Accountability, & Resolving Differences

6 – 8pm, Tuesday, October 18

Families are encouraged to attend this parent focused workshop empowering participants to advocate for their child’s Special Education services. Parents will learn the importance of their role, how to voice disagreements or concerns at any time within the process, and how to resolve differences or disagreements. We will share skills needed for a successful IEP team meeting. Pre-registration required at:


After the presentation, there will be a Q & A with Arc of Whatcom County staff. Questions can be submitted prior by sending an email to parentcoalition@arcwhatcom.org or can be asked during the workshops.

Questions about registration or in need of accommodations? Contact us at 360-715-0170 or parentcoalition@arcwhatcom.org