The Arc of Cowlitz County serves people with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their famil
The Arc of Cowlitz County provides: Parent to Parent Support and Case Managment with families and Individuals who need supports and services, Respite Services are available to families that qualify after completing a consult and screening, IEP and 504 School Support and Advocacy Services, Help families and individuals complete DDA Eligibility Application and understanding of supports and services
with DDA, Guidance with Guardianship and Trusts, SSI, Monday “Parents Stay and Play” Playgroup for families with children ages birth-6yrs 9am-11am, Lending Library and access to resources, Sensory Room: Scheduled one-on-one time with your child, Life Skills Class at LCC-Thursdays, People First, Trainings: Parent to Parent Helping Parent Volunteer Training. For more information about supports and services at The Arc of Cowlitz County call 360-425-5494
Operating as usual
This is so important!
Streamline DDA and keep kids enrolled!
Sign in support of HB 1407 by 12:30 pm Wednesday!
Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are significant, chronic, and have lifelong impact. If a child has autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or any of the other conditions associated with IDD at age 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 ... they will STILL have that condition at age 10.
But our state requires 10-year-olds to get reevaluated for supports through the Developmental Disability Administration (DDA).
We are unique in requiring the extra step and it interrupts support for kids and families who need it.
HB 1407 removes the re-evaluation for 10-year-olds.
It ALSO frees up valuable time for case managers and reduces administration.
It does not change the requirements for re-evaluation at age 19.
Signing in means you are noting your position to the legislative committee hearing the bill. It is being heard Wednesday, January 25, at 1:30 pm. You must sign in by 12:30 pm on Wednesday.
Miss that deadline? You can also send in written testimony. You have until Thursday, 1:30 pm, to send in written testimony. That link is here.
Community Summit 2023: A Decade of Community | Informing Families
Informing Families - Today and Tomorrow
The Arc of Cowlitz County sensory room is just incredible! We want to thank the Dan Thompson fund for their grant to install a mural and purchase new equipment for the room!
Crisis Resource and Information | Informing Families
Informing Families - Today and Tomorrow
Science Sundays is Back!!!!!
How It Works:
Enroll your child online (see link below).
In 6-8 weeks, your child will receive their first book in the mail, 'The Little Engine That Could'.
Books arrive by mail monthly until child's 5th birthday.
Open Gym is for Youth and their families to be able to come and enjoy the many different sports activities in our Gym! Open gym is available for families with children under the age of 18 years old. If under 13 years of age, they must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian. Children over the age of 13 can be dropped off to enjoy Open Gym and will be supervised by staff members.
Most Fridays 5:30-7:30pm!
Starting 1/24/23 call to sign up!
Go on down today!
This is great!
Free opportunity for teens to socialize and get involved in the community!
Pave has been so helpful! This is a Resource for families in our area!
Photos from The Arc of Cowlitz County's post
Congress Faces Pressure To Raise SSI Asset Limits
Hopes are running high that Congress could act to update asset limits for Supplemental Security Income recipients for the first time in more than 30 years.
We don't often discuss the impact of challenging behaviors on siblings and how to support the entire family, but we should!
Save the date for Home and Community Positive Behavior Support's upcoming webinar, "Dangerous Behavior in Family Contexts: Keeping Sisters and Brothers Emotionally and Physically Safe."
It will be moderated by Ann Turnbull and take place on December 13th at 3:00 PM EST.
Register now! https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GaKvZuLySpKpbAN1sGuSzQ
Make a difference in the lives of local children and ensure Cowlitz & Wahkiakum children are prepared for kindergarten!
Studies show that children who show up for kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed are more likely to do well in kindergarten and beyond.
Join United Way of Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties in its efforts to ensure that by 2032, 80% of local children are ready for kindergarten.
Complete our survey and get involved to help inform and energize our efforts. https://www.cowlitzunitedway.org/kindergarten-readiness
Researchers: Majority Of Kids With ASD Miss Out On Early Intervention
All children with disabilities should have access to early intervention under federal law, but new research suggests that less than half of kids with autism are actually receiving such services.
Have you ever felt like your student’s Individualized Education Program—their IEP—just isn’t a good fit? This short video provides an analogy to help families and schools talk about improvements. https://wapave.org/fape-fits-like-a-proper-outfit/
Safe Kids Lower Columbia car seat clinics are back after 2 years! It will be on Saturday, October 22 from 10am to 12pm at Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue 701 Vine St in Kelso. Please feel free to share the information and help keep kids safe in our community.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Learn more at http://dol.gov/NDEAM.
Free fun event October 31st 3:30-4:30, it’s wonderful to have fun events in our local area for kids. Come join on the corner of 8th and Vine st!
Mark your calendars October 30th, a fun event for kids!
Lights Out Frights Out is happening on Friday, October 28th from 7:30-9:30pm at our Ascent Youth Center! 👻
Come join the fun and sign up on our website by clicking the link below! 👇🏻
Please email to request for an application today! This is an amazing time to get much needed equipment, services and training!
This is a FREE parent support group ran by the Eating Disorder Therapists in partnership with Hello Life Eating Disorder Services. Please email [email protected] for more information.
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