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Spokane Teachers Credit Union "Pays It Forward!"
Spokane Teachers Credit Union (STCU) is "paying it forward" to local nonprofit organizations, including The Arc of Spokane!  STCU presented The Arc of Spokane with $114 in cash, collected from STCU employees and managers who enjoy giving back to the community through donation incentives at work.  Thank you, STCU!  The Arc of Spokane is honored to be on your list of worthwhile "Pay It Forward" recipients.   

 

Community IMAGES Preps Students for Life After High School
The transition from school to adult life can be challenging for people with developmental disabilities.  Watch this YouTube video about how the IMAGES program at Spokane Public Schools is helping students prepare for employment, recreation, independent living and more.  Click here

 

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.  Click here to donate or call (509) 328-8100!  

 

Upcoming Events

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.

First Time Home Buyer's Class
Wednesday, October 29 & Thursday, October 30
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave.  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. 

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 

The Wolf Den Grand Opening/Project id
Saturday, November 8
1412 W. Central, Spokane. Join us for a block party to celebrate the grand opening of The Wolf Den. The building and grounds will be open for tours, volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the full scope of services that will be offered.  For more information, contact Dixie Costigan at (509) 850-1489 or Project id at (509) 475-7185.

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. 

Adult SibShop
Wednesday, November 12
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane.  A lite meal will be served. Join other adult siblings and discuss the concerns you share. For more information contact Roz Bethmann at (509) 328-6326.

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.

SibShop
Saturday, November 15
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave. For siblings ages 8 to 13 who have a brother or sister with an intellectual or developmental disability. Registration required. For more information or to register contact at (509) 328-6326.

Teen/Young Adult Social Group
Sunday, November 16
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Roundtable Pizza, 1908 W. Francis Ave. The Spokane Police Department is reaching out to support groups with mental health and disability populations. This is your chance to meet with Director Tim Schwering and offer feedback and discuss police cameras. This event is sponsored by the Spokane Autism Society of Washington. Seating is limited to 20 people. To RSVP call Kathleen at (509) 624-3323.

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 -- CANCELLED
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.

Women Only Social
Wednesday, November 19
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Summit at Rockwood Retirement Center, 2903 E. 25th. If you are a woman (ages 15 and up) with Asperger's or High Functioning Autism this meeting is for you. This will be a tea social and light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Spokane Autism Society of Washington. For more information call Kate at (509) 624-3323.

First Time Home Buyer's Class
Wednesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 20
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave.  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: 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 $6.50 at the door. Sponsored by The Autism Society of Washington and AMC Theaters.

Parent to Parent Support Group
Thursday, December 4
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, December 5
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 

Fathers Network
Thursday, December 11
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.

Annual Parent 2 Parent Family Holiday Party
Friday, December 12
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane Community Center, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane.  This event is open to everyone. Bring your family and friends and enjoy some holiday fun. There will be games, door prizes, dessert, and more. For more information or to RSVP contact Roz Bethmann at (509) 328-6326.

Sensory-Friendly Family Movie: Paddington
Saturday, December 13
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 $6.50 at the door. Sponsored by The Autism Society of Washington and AMC Theaters.

Parents for Life 
Wednesday, December 17
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.

First Time Home Buyer's Class
Wednesday, December 17 and Thursday, December 18
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave.  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. 

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