While most parents are taking their children shopping for new clothes and school supplies, others are reviewing lengthy IEPs (Individual Education Plan), arranging specialized transportation and meeting with the education team.
This intense preparation is necessary for students with developmental disabilities, who often experience behavior issues, require medical intervention and lack communication skills. This combination can present tremendous challenges for the family, student and educators.
The Arc of
is flooded with calls during this
time from families needing support, advocacy and information, including: Whatcom County
- “What are our rights with my child’s education plan?”
- “Is my medically fragile son safe at school?”
- “Do the teachers understand my child’s challenges?”
- “How will my non-verbal child express his needs?”
- “What therapy services are available through the school?”
YOU can make a difference. Your generous financial contribution today will help us provide support and advocacy for more children and families.
Please send your donation of $25, $250 or $1,000 and help provide one-on-one assistance so desperately needed by parents and caregivers during this back to school season.
Making a donation online is quick and easy - visit www.arcwhatcom.org and click on the donation button.
We sincerely thank you for your time, support, and dedication to giving every student a chance at a successful and productive school year.