• Thanks to those of you who stopped in for our open house, There's still time to win the silent auction for a beautifulsuperhero-themed quilt from Quilt Harbor! The high bidder will be notified on January 4th.
  • The first day of the upcoming legislative session is January 11th. The Arc of Washington needs your support on advocacy day.
  • The "Let's get connected" community summit get-togethers are on the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be January 4th. Prizes and food! Contact the Arc office for details.
  • ACT NOW – Legislature has approved funding for new clients to be enrolled on to the Developmental Disabilities Administration’s Individual and Family Services Waiver!  However you must act now as this opportunity is time sensitive. Contact the Arc Office for details.
  • The Arc of Grays Harbor has created a new online document that explains the various waiversand the services available on each.
  • The Transition Council will be holding a Transition presentation at Elma High School on February 11th, North Beach HS on January 28th and Montesano High School on March 9th. Contact the Arc Office for details.
  • The Transition Council has also announced their calendaron an upcoming series of free, public workshops about school transition.
  • ... The first of those workshops will be on January 12th at 5:30. Carol Beck will present on the topic of IEP Essentials.
  • Susanna Frame of KING tv recently did an outstanding series of stories on instutions in Washington featuring an interview with Sue Elliot, Executive Director of The Arc of Washington. The six parts are available online; part 1part 2part 3part 4part 5and part 6. The entire series, including background information can be found at the KING website.
  • Looking for a place to serve your community? Looking for volunteers? orgis a great place to meet up needs.
  • The Alzheimers association meets on the Third Tuesday of each month1:00 to 2:00 at the First Presbyterian Church.
  • The Washington Access Fund is now offering financial counseling servicesto people with disabilities to promote financial wellbeing.
  • DSHS is seeking public comment on the new Alzheimer's Disease Plan.
  • Nothing to do? Have you checked out the Greater Grays Harbor, Inc online calendar?
  • Support advocacy for people with disabilities in your community Shop Amazon Smilethis Christmas and they will donate 0.5% to The Arc of Grays Harbor.
  • In 2002, Vermont became the first state to stop funding sheltered workshops. Today, they lead the nation in almost every measure of workplace inclusion.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!