Executive Director Recruitment

News 

ADA at work: Two girls with Down syndrome honored at White House summit
Devon Adelman and Megan Bomgaars both have Down syndrome, but they want everyone to know that's not even half of their story.  Click here to read the full story by Trisha Thadani of USA Today.

 

 

Supporting Real Lives Across the Life Course
Informing Families, Building Trust has created an on-line tool to help families supporting a child with a developmental disability navigate the important challenges they face throughout their lives.  Everyone's needs change as they grow.  This site helps families understand how to meet their son or daughter's needs throughout the various stages of life:  0 to 3, 3 to 6, 6 to 14, 14 to 21, 21 to 40, and 40+).  Click here or visit www.informingfamilies.org

  

Facts and Tips for Homebuyers with Disabilities
If you have a disability, how can you be sure you are being treated fairly when buying a home?  Click here to watch an informational video, produced by the Northwest Fair Housing Alliance and featuring Theresa Griffith from The Arc's Home Ownership Opportunities program. 

 

 

Donate to the Lance Morehouse Jr. Fund for Quality of Life Today   
For people with developmental disabilities and their families, sometimes just a few dollars can be the difference between just getting by and getting by with a smile.  Your donation to the Lance Morehouse Jr. Fund for Quality of Life can improve people's quality of life by providing a communication device, a bicycle, or a trip to summer camp.  Click here to give today.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Summer Family Festival
Friday, July 31
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. There will be games, food, and prizes for all. Bring the entire family for a fun filled event! For more information or to RSVP contact Jessy at (509) 328-6326.

2-Day Free Medical Care Event
Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St, Spokane.  No insurance or identification required! Free services at the fairgrounds include total doctor care, surgery, total dental care, and more. For more information call 888-447-2849.

Spokane County Special Needs PTA
Thursday, August 6
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.

WINGS Conference 2015
Friday, August 7
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Wenatchee Valley College, Wells Hall, Campus Theater, 1300 Fifth St, Wenatchee. The Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) is having a free conference in partnership with the Washington State Supreme Court and community members to identify strengths and weaknesses in the state's current approach, address key issues, engage in outreach & education, and serve as an ongoing resource. For more information or to register go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/TMBFD8N or contact Shirley Bondon at (360) 705-5302 or Shirley.bondon@courts.wa.gov.

Spokane County Presents Monica Meyer
Monday, August 10 through Wednesday, August 12, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day at the Spokane Sheriff Training Center, 6011 N. Chase Rd, Newman Lake. To register visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/cshed100 or contact Mary Marsh at mmarsh@spokanecounty.org for questions. On August 10, Monica will be discussing Autism and Assistive Technology Go Hand-In-Hand, August 11 will be focused on Sensory Needs, and on August 12 Monica will address Adults with Autism: How Autism Differs from Other Developmental Disabilities. This conference is free but is limited to 35 attendees and is DSHS-Approved for CE credits.

Fathers Network -- CANCELLED
Thursday, August 13
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.

iCan Shine
Monday, August 17 through Friday, August 21
This is a week long bike camp for individuals with disabilities to help them learn to ride a two-wheel bike independently. Each day the session is 75 minutes long. For more information or to register for this event visit www.icanshine.org.

Spokane County Presents - The Customized Planning Meeting: Developing the Employment Plan
Wednesday, August 19
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Spokane Regional Health District, Room 140, 1101 W. College, Spokane. This training is free and will be presented by Michael Callahan. For more information contact Mary Marsh at mmarsh@spokanecounty.org or register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/cshcd101.

Parents for Life
Wednesday, August 19
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, August 19 and Thursday, August 20
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: Underdogs
Saturday, August 22
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.

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.

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.

Teen Movie Night (Ages 16-21)
Friday, September 18
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.

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.

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
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 23
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.

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.  Watch for additional information as we get closer to the event.

Find Us on Facebook
United Way Partnership
About | Contact | Forum | Legislators | Roadmap | Newsletters | Resources | Blog | Human Resources
509.328.6326 | 320 E. 2nd Ave., Spokane WA
© 2011. Site powered by Legacy IC.