Sibshops is a great place to meet other kids who have siblings with disabilities. Through games, crafts and fun, siblings are given the opportunity to feel as though they are the most important person of the day. They receive undivided attention from staff members who know what it's like to have a sibling with a disability. If you would like to learn more about the Sibshops program, receive information by email, or have questions on how you can be involved, contact Megan Edmonds at 425 258-2459 ext 106 MeganE@arcsno.org

 

 

Creating Opportunities for People with Developmental Disabilities.

The Coalition provides leadership development, training and mentoring, advocacy education and support for individual self-advocates and self-advocacy groups. The purpose of this program is to educate individuals about their rights as participating members of their community and how their participation in their local community builds integration and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities.  In addition, the Coalition educates policy makers, local organizations and members of the community at large. To learn more about the Self-Advocacy Coalition and how you can become involved, please contact Corinna Fale at 425-258-2459 x103 Corinna@arcsno.org

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Creating Opportunities for People with Developmental Disabilities.

 

 

Connecting Families

 

The Arc of Snohomish County fosters healthy families by offering many events throughout the year. The social events create opportunities for families to become engaged with their communities, meet others and have fun! For more information and upcoming events visit the website.

 

Parent to Parent & Helping Parent

Learning your child has special medical needs or a disability can be a traumatic experience. You may have questions or concerns regarding how to deal with your child’s needs and/or your personal feelings. Parent to Parent offers emotional support, insight and understanding to parents who learn their child has special needs or whose child is going through a transitional period.

Parent to Parent offers emotional support, insight, and understanding for parents when they learn their child has special needs, or their child may be going through a transitional period. The Parent-to-Parent program provides information and referrals to community resources, services, support groups, state support programs, and others as well as events and support groups to bring families together and gain relationships.

A Helping Parent is the parent/guardian of a child with a disability who completed training with the Parent to Parent Program.  A Helping Parent is matched with a parent of a child with similar experiences, needs, or disability.

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Helping Parents are non-judgmental and will actively listen, provide emotional support, maintain confidentiality and share ideas and resources.
If you would like to learn more about the Connecting Families and Parent to Parent program, receive information by email, or have questions on how you can be involved:

Contact Alaina Kube at 425-258-2459 x111 Alaina@arcsno.org

Other Connecting Families Programs: 

                                                                                                    Mother’s Network

Join fellow moms who are raising children with developmental disabilities to share resources and offer one another support and encouragement. Meetings are the first Saturday of the month, 10am-noon. Call or check calendar for location:  

For more information contact Alaina Kube at Alaina@arcsno.org (425) 258-2459 x111 

 Father’s Network

Father’s Network is a group of dads raising children with developmental disabilities who meet to share resource information, ideas and concerns. The group meets the fourth Thursday of the month, 7:00pm-9:00pm at The Arc office, 2500 Hewitt Ave Suite 300 in Everett. Father’s Network also features quarterly events; encouraging dads to get out of the house, have fun and be guys.

For more information contact fathersnetwork@arcsno.org or call Jamie Coonts (425) 258-2459 x104

Connecting Families Night

Parents share concerns, information and resources during interactive meetings with featured speakers. Meetings occur the second Monday of the month, 7:00pm-8:30pm at The Arc office, 2500 Hewitt Ave. Suite 300, Everett.

For information contact Megan Edmonds at MeganE@arcsno.org (425) 258-2459 x106  

Snohomish Autism Spectrum Support Information & Education (SASSIE)

A variety of speakers with backgrounds in Autism treatment provide information and knowledge on advocacy, development and behavior challenges. Though most topics are autism spectrum-related, meetings cross over to many other types of developmental disabilities and are open to all. SASSIE meetings occur the fourth Monday of the month, 7:00pm-8:30pm at The Arc office, 2500 Hewitt Ave. Suite 300 in Everett.

 For more information contact Alaina Kube at Alaina@arcsno.org (425) 258-2459 x111 

Padres Unidos

Padres Unidos (Parents United) is a support group in Spanish for parents raising children with developmental disabilities. Padres Unidos meets the third Friday of the month from 6-8pm at The Arc office.

For more information contact Mely Cervantes at Mely@arcsno.org or call (425) 258-2459  x114

Lego® Club

Lego® Club is a fun FREE recreational opportunity for children with or without disabilities; siblings, friends, grandparents and neighbors meet and socialize while enjoying the timeless activity of building with Lego’s®. We provide all of the supplies at no cost to you. Lego® Club is the third Sunday of the month from 1-3pm at The Arc office.

For more information contact Megan Edmonds at MeganE@arcsno.org (425) 258-2459 x106

Adult Caregiver Support Group

Adult Caregiver Support Group is for people who are in the role of caring for adult loved ones with a developmental disability. Each month there is either a guest speaker or topic. Adult Caregiver Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month (Sept thru June) at The Arc office from 11-12:30pm.

For more information contact Lynne White at Lynne@arcsno.org (425) 258-2459 x113

 

 

Creating Opportunities for People with Developmental Disabilities.

The Parent Family Coalition is a membership-driven organization made up of families, siblings, foster parents, grandparents, kinships, individuals, guardians and other interested community members.  The Coalition provides information and education about legislative policies at the local, State and Federal level.  The Coalition disseminates information and teaches families about the social service system, resources in their community, and how their participation in their local community builds integration and inclusion of all people with developmental disabilities.  If you would like to learn more about the Parent Family Coalition, receive information by e-mail, or have questions on how you can be involved, please contact Kelly Church at 425-258-2459 x107 Kelly@arcsno.org

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Creating Opportunities for People with Developmental Disabilities.

The Arc offers information, guidance and counseling in the area of independent living for individuals affected by disability who may be feeling frustrated and defeated. The individuals are provided with tools on how to successfully navigate services necessary to ensuring healthy and productive lives. If you would like to learn more about housing, counseling, & guidance, receive information by email, or have questions on how you can be involved, please call 425-258-2459

 

 

Creating Opportunities for People with Developmental Disabilities.

The Arc provides assistance and resources to the parents and guardians of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, students, and professionals. We help parents understand special education laws, the Individual Education Program, and 504 plans so they can be more involved. We do this by:

  • Bringing in speakers throughout the year on various topics regarding special education.
  • Supporting peer parent liaisons in Snohomish county school districts
  • Support to new and existing special education parent groups throughout the county
  • Phone or in-person assistance on information, education, and special education resources available in the community
  • Peer support through connecting with an IEP Parent Partner

For more information contact Erika Larimer Erika@arcsno.org 425-258-2459 x110

 

IEP Parent Partner Program

 

What is the IEP Parent Partner Program?

 

The IEP Parent Partners Program is a program that trains and matches IEP Partners with parents wanting support at their child’s IEP meeting.

 

Who are IEP Parent Partners?

 

IEP Partners are parents & others who have gone through an IEP Partner Training Program. IEP Partners are volunteers for the Arc of Snohomish County. They receive a stipend for each IEP meeting they attend on behalf of The Arc.

Download IEP Parent Partner Brochure

 

Washington State Sibling Connection (WSSC) strives to connect siblings of individuals with disabilities, creating a community of sibs who can support each other and share information and resources to address issues important to them and their families.

WSSC currently has bi-monthly meetups for adult siblings to connect and share.  To ask questions or to get on the mailing list to receive ongoing information contact Kendall Appell Kendall@arcsno.org 425-258-2459 x105

Next Meet up is Sept 17th, 2016

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