Self-advocacy is letting others know what you need and want, but also being responsible to work to help yourself and others.
Through our Youth Self-Advocacy meetings, we help individuals with developmental disabilities gain tools and confidence to communicate and build relationships.
Our goal is to support young people as they continue to create effective relationships where all members can learn, participate, and contribute as individuals and as part of a larger community.
Please note: Participants must be 18 to 25 years of age and eligible clients of the DSHS*/Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Upcoming meetings for the Youth Self-Advocacy Group of Whatcom County:
April 2th May 7th
June 4th July 2nd
The meetings are held from 10am-12pm at The Dan Godwin Community Center.
* This meeting is in an accessible location. For sign language interpreter service, assistive listening devices or a communication material in alternative format, large print or audiotape, please call 10 days in advance @ (360) 715-0170.
The Arc of Whatcom County
The Arc (Advocating for the Rights of Citizens with developmental disabilities) of Whatcom County provides information and referrals, educational programs, and funding for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and the organizations that serve them.