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Now Open Sundays!
Beginning October 5, 2014, The Arc of Spokane Thrift Store will be open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Come check out the great deals!  Click here to donate or call (509) 328-8100!

 

 

 Whitworth University Students Visit The Arc Community Center
The Arc of Spokane thanks Whitworth University and Spokane Teachers Credit Union for their support of The Arc Community Center on September 16, 2014.  Beck Taylor, president of Whitworth University, and his wife, Julie, and Tom Johnson, President and CEO of Spokane Teachers Credit Union (STCU), were among the 25 students and dignitaries who visited the Center, playing games and making crafts with members.  The visit was part of Whitworth's "Community Building Day" during which hundreds of students volunteer at a variety of local charities.  The Arc Community Center is honored to be among them.  Thank you!

 

Are You Ready for Life After High School?
The transition from high school to adult life can be challenging for people with developmental disabilities and their families.  But having a plan and knowing what resources and opportunities are available can make it easier.  If your son or daughter is getting ready to exit the special education system, come to Life After High School, a five-week series beginning September 16 that will explore the opportunities, challenges and resources available for adults with developmental disabilities and their families.  Click here to learn more . . . .   

 

2014 Family Support Conference: "Best Case Scenario--from Surviving to Thriving!"  REGISTER TODAY!
As a parent of a child with a developmental disability, do you ever feel like you're just surviving?  Don't just survive--thrive!  Anything is possible when parents come together to share experiences, perspectives and resources.  The 2014 Family Support Conference will offer an exciting keynote speaker and interesting break-out sessions for families supporting a child with a developmental disability.  Don't miss this opportunity learn and connect with other parents on October 10, 2014.  Click here for details . . . .   


Center Pointe - Arc Merger Creates Day Program in Spokane Valley
Center Pointe, a local nonprofit supporting people with developmental disabilities, has merged with The Arc of Spokane.  The agency, which provides social, recreational, and educational activities for adults with disabilities, has sold its property at 1408 N. Washington in Spokane to support a new facility at 10814 E. Broadway Ave. in Spokane Valley.  The new program will open August 25, 2014 and operate under the direction of The Arc of Spokane.  Click here to learn more about the merger.  If you would like to attend the new Valley program, contact Christina Brelia at (509) 328-6326. 

Upcoming Events

Parent to Parent Support Group
Thursday, October 2
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. Open to any parent or guardian who has a child with special needs. Sponsored by The Arc of Spokane's Parent to Parent Program. For more information, contact Roz Bethmann at (509) 328-6326 or rbethmann@arc-spokane.org.

Penny's Palette Art Show
Friday, October 3
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Decorum, 305 W. 2nd Ave, Spokane. Penny is a Spokane woman with developmental disabilities who's vibrant personality is displayed in her art. Andreas Andersson, a singer/songwriter, will also be there to share his love of acoustic folk music.

Teen Movie Night (Ages 16-21)
Friday, October 3
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 for Safety, a program of The Arc of Spokane. For more information or to sign up your teen, contact Theresa Fears at (509) 789-8329 or tfears@arc-spokane.org.

Sibshop
Saturday, October 4
Registration required. Siblings ages 8-13 who have a brother or sister with an intellectual or developmental disability. For more information, contact Roz Bethmann at (509) 328-6326 or rbethmann@arc-spokane.org.

Aging and Mental Health Issues for Adults with Down Syndrome
Monday, October 6
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St, Spokane.  This one day workshop is presented by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Developmental Disabilities Administration. For more information contact Trina Zimmer at (509) 751-4638 or zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov

Life After High School - Personal/Financial Planning
Tuesday, October 7
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. We will discuss guardianship as well as alternatives to guardianship, and wills and trusts.  For questions or to RSVP contact Darci Ladwig at (509) 328-6326.

Fathers Network
Thursday, October 9
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.

2014 Family Support Conference: "Best Case Scenario-from Surviving to Thriving"
Friday, October 10, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center (334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.)  The Family Support Conference is also a long-standing event that brings families and friends together to learn, share and recharge their batteries.  A keynote speaker and break-out sessions on topics of interest to parents, family members, and professionals supporting people with developmental disabilities make it a rich and full day.  In the past, this event has taken place in the spring, but for a variety of reasons we moved it to the fall.

Life After High School: Social Growth, Recreation and Transportation 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave.  Find out about the various activities/groups within the community for your young adult.  For questions or to RSVP contact Darci Ladwig at (509) 328-6326. 

Parents for Life
Wednesday, October 15
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 Roz Bethmann at (509) 328-6326 or rbethmann@arc-spokane.org for more information.

Guardianship & Alternatives to Guardianship
Friday, October 17
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. When is guardianship needed? What are the other options to guardianship? Information presented by David Lord, Disability Rights of Washington. Please RSVP as a light meal will be provided. For more information or to RSVP contact Roz Bethmann at (509) 328-6326 or rbethmann@arc-Spokane.org.

SibShop
Saturday, October 18
Times to be determined at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane (lower level). Siblings 8-13 who have a brother or sister with an intellectual or developmental disability. Registration required. $10 per person. For more information contact Roz Bethmann at (509) 328-6326.

Spokane County Transition & Resource Fair
Friday, October 24
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St, Spokane. Finding, connecting to, and understanding available resources can be confusing and overwhelming. The Transition Fair is designed to help you connect to resources and meet people who can help you find the services you may want. For more information contact Linda at (509) 477-377.

Sensory-Friendly Family Movie: Book of Life
Saturday, October 25
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the AMC 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.

2014 Ghost Ball
Saturday, October 25
7:00 pm. to 12:00 a.m. at Riverside Events Center (old Masonic Temple building). This event benefits Elevations, a children's therapy resource foundation. You may wear costumes but they are not required. Tickets are $50 each. Limited ticket available, don't wait! For more information visit www.ghostball.org.

Parent to Parent Support Group
Thursday, November 6
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The Arc
of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. Open to any parent or guardian who has a child with special needs. Sponsored by The Arc of Spokane's Parent to Parent Program. For more information, contact Roz Bethmann at (509) 328-6326 or rbethmann@arc-spokane.org.

Teen Movie Night (Ages 16-21)
Friday, November 7
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 for Safety, a program of The Arc of Spokane. For more information or to sign up your teen, contact Theresa Fears at (509) 789-8329 or tfears@arc-spokane.org 

Preschoolers & Autism
Wednesday, November 12
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Airport, 9015 U.S. 2, Spokane. This is a Summit Professional Education workshop and will be a hands-on training for therapists, educators, and childhood professionals.  The focus will be on helping to identify autism spectrum disorders in preschool children, discuss the variety of treatment approaches, help develop organized plans to support stages of play and socialization, and much more. For more information visit www.summit-education.com or call 800-433-9570. 

Fathers Network
Thursday, November 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.

Parent 2 Parent Peer Mentoring Training
Monday, November 17
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. Parent 2 Parent is looking for more peer mentors. These are individuals that have the desire to help other families through difficult times, whether it is dealing with the initial diagnosis of their child, a major transition, or just the everyday challenges. For more information on the Parent 2 Parent Peer Mentoring program contact Roz Bethmann at (509) 328-6326.

Parents for Life
Wednesday, November 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 Roz Bethmann at (509) 328-6326 or
rbethmann@arc-spokane.org for more information.

Sensory-Friendly Family Movie: Home
Saturday, November 29
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the AMC 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.

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