News 

The Arc welcomes Jake Cornett, senior advisor for Senator Patty Murray
The Arc of Spokane thanks Jake Cornett, senior advisor on Senator Patty Murry's Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, for taking time to visit with us about the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Eastern Washington.  Senator Murray has been an ardent supporter of The Arc and is sensitive to the unique challenges facing people with developmental disabilities in Spokane. 

 

DDA changes Individual and Family Support (IFS) program
Click here to learn about important changes to the Developmental Disabilities Administration's (DDA) Individual and Family Support (IFS) program, implemented July 1, 2015.       

 

2015 Family Support Conference - Be Your Own Superhero!
Batman. Superman. Captain America. In this age of superheroes, parents supporting a child with a developmental disability have been overlooked. Just because you don't wear a super-suit, drive a jet car, or fly, don't think you don't have special powers. Discover them at the 2015 Family Support Conference and be your own superhero!  Click here to learn more or to register.

 

Upcoming Events

Spokane County Special Needs PTA
Thursday, September 3
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Global Credit Union, 1520 W. 3rd. Monthly meetings allow parents to discuss issues relating to special education in our area. For more information contact Darci Ladwig at (509) 279-9242.

Transition Brown Bag
Wednesday, September 9
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. Learn about high school transition to adult life. Topics of discussion include high school requirements, applying for benefits, guardianship and alternatives, and much more. For more information contact Brian Holloway at (509) 328-6326 or bholloway@arc-spokane.org.

Fathers Network
Thursday, September 10
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. For fathers of children with developmental disabilities or special needs. Contact Brian Holloway at (509) 328-6326 or bholloway@arc-spokane.org for more information.

Teen Movie Night (ages 16-21)
Friday, September 11
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. A fun way for teens to learn about healthy relationships and make new friends. Snacks provided. Sponsored by The Partnership 4 Safety, a program of The Arc of Spokane. Contact Theresa Fears at (509) 328-6326 for more information.

C.A.S.T. for Kids
Saturday, September 12
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Clear Lake, WA (near Medical Lake). Sponsored and hosted by the Northeast Spokane Kiwanis Club. Catch A Special Thrill (C.A.S.T.) for Kids is a one of a kind fishing event for children 5-18 with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Participants receive a fishing rod & reel, tackle box, hat, and t-shirt and are then partnered with an experienced volunteer angler and escorted onto a boat where they are taught how to fish. BBQ lunch and awards ceremony is held after the morning fishing excursion. For more information visit www.castforkids.org/events-calendar/cast-events/clear-lake

Parents for Life
Wednesday, September 16
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane.  For parents who have a child with a developmental disability who is age 18 or older.
Contact Jessy Smith at (509) 328-6326 or jsmith@arc-spokane.org for more information.

Life After High School: The Transition IEP
Wednesday, September 16
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. Learn about what to talk about during the transition IEP and how to effectively participate. RSVP by calling Darci Ladwig at (509) 328-6326.

People First Convention
Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20
DoubleTree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Ct., Spokane.  For more information contact Donna Lowary at 1-800-758-1123.

DADS M.O.V.E - Dads Training Weekend
Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20
This free weekend event is open to all dads, granddads, step-dads, and other male caregivers who have a special needs child in their family or extended family.  To register visit www.dadsmove.org/workshop-registration.html. Topics for the weekend include parenting skills, anti-bullying techniques, effective self-care, de-escalation, parenting skills, IEP/504s, and more.

Life After High School: Navigating the System
Wednesday, September 23
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. We will talk about different support funding options, how to apply for those funding options as well as how each relates to transition. RSVP by calling Darci Ladwig at (509) 328-6326.

First Time Home Buyer's Class
Wednesday, September 23 and Thursday, September 24
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Windermere Real Estate, 2829 S. Grand #101, Spokane. First time homebuyers can learn how to make the process of buying a home less stressful. A two year certificate will be given to attendees.  Contact Theresa Griffith at (509) 328-6326 for more information.

Sensory-Friendly Family Movie: Hotel Transylvania 2
Saturday, September 26
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the AMC 20 Theater at Riverpark Square Mall, 808 N. Main, Spokane. Enjoy a movie with the lights up and the sound down. Tickets are $6 at the door. Sponsored by the Autism Society of Washington and AMC theaters.

Life After High School: Employment
Wednesday, September 30
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. Learn about the benefits of employment, skill building at home, transition programs, and employment agencies. RSVP by calling Darci Ladwig at (509) 328-6326.

Young Child Expo & Conference
Wednesday, September 30 through Friday, October 2
333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane. This conference will provide early childhood professionals and parents the latest information about childhood development, services, resources, and products to help all children reach their full potential. Presented by Los Ninos Services and Gonzaga University. For more information call (212) 787-9700, ext. 333.

Spokane County Special Needs PTA
Thursday, October 1
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Global Credit Union, 1520 W. 3rd. Monthly meetings allow parents to discuss issues relating to special education in our area. For more information contact Darci Ladwig at (509) 279-9242.

Life After High School: Employment
Wednesday, October 7
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. Learn how financial issues can be handled during high school transition and beyond. RSVP by calling Darci Ladwig at (509) 328-6326.

Fathers Network
Thursday, October 8
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. For fathers of children with developmental disabilities or special needs. Contact Brian Holloway at (509) 328-6326 or bholloway@arc-spokane.org for more information.

Teen Movie Night (Ages 16-21)
Friday, October 9
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. A fund way for teens to learn about healthy relationships and make new friends. Snacks provided.  Sponsored by The Partnership 4 Safety, a program of The Arc of Spokane.  For more information contact Theresa Fears at (509) 328-6326.

Transition Brown Bag
Wednesday, October 14
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. Learn about high school transition to adult life. Topics of discussion include high school requirements, applying for benefits, guardianship and alternatives, and much more. For more information contact Brian Holloway at (509) 328-6326 or bholloway@arc-spokane.org.

Life After High School: Housing
Wednesday, October 14
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. Learn about the different housing options as well as systems to navigate to determine the most successful choice for your son/daughter to live independently. RSVP by calling Darci Ladwig at (509) 328-6326.

Sensory-Friendly Family Movie: Pan
Saturday, October 17
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the AMC 20 Theater at Riverpark Square Mall, 808 N. Main, Spokane. Enjoy a movie with the lights up and the sound down. Tickets are $6 at the door. Sponsored by the Autism Society of Washington and AMC theaters.

Wings for Autism
Saturday, October 17
Wings for Autism is coming to the Spokane International Airport. If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact Darci at (509) 789-8327.

Parents for Life
Wednesday, October 21
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane.  For parents who have a child with a developmental disability who is age 18 or older.
Contact Jessy Smith at (509) 328-6326 or jsmith@arc-spokane.org for more information.

First Time Home Buyer's Class
Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. First time homebuyers can learn how to make the process of buying a home less stressful. A two year certificate will be given to attendees.  Contact Theresa Griffith at (509) 328-6326 for more information.

Annual Family Support Conference: Be Your Own Superhero!
Friday, October 23
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley. Batman, Superman, Captain America. In this age of superheroes, parents supporting a child with a disability have been overlooked. Just because you don't wear a super-suit, drive a jet car, or fly, don't think you don't have superpowers. Discover them at this years Family Support Conference. Click here to register or to find out more information.

Life After High School: Social Growth, Recreation, and Transportation
Wednesday, October 28
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. Find out about the various activities/groups within the community for your young adult. RSVP by calling Darci Ladwig at (509) 328-6326.

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