"The Arc of West Central Minnesota has always been a top notch organization with top notch people! The Arc has always been there for us as a resource, family connector, and support group backbone! We can always count on the Arc!Diane Brendemuhl, parent
Did you know that The Arc can help you get rid of unwanted vehicles and help you earn a tax break for making a charitable donation to Arc West Central? Information
Partners in Policymaking Recruiting for 2013-14 Sessions
Recruitment is underway for Partners in Policymaking® Class 31! Partners is an 8 month leadership training program, September through May, designed for adults with disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities. All expenses paid.
The program teaches leadership skills, and the process of developing positive partnerships with elected officials and other individuals who make the policy decisions about services that you and your family use.
The Application Booklet includes session dates, topics for each weekend session, and FAQs about the Partners program. Minnesotans are encouraged to review the application materials, & share with self advocates and parents of young children with developmental disabilities, and encourage them to apply. Application due July 15, 2013. Application
Housing Access Services:
Circles of Support
Request for proposals for job opportunities for Otter Tail Family Services Collaborative, West Otter Tail County Early Childhood Initiative Coordinator, Caring Connections Program, OT Children’s Mental Health Local Advisory Council
View a clip from Offense Taken,
a DVD produced by Self-Advocates of Minnesota (SAM), which
brings attention to the hurtful use of the "R" word. For more information, please visit RTC Media Productions
Master Pool Special Needs Trusts
Considering a Special Needs or Supplemental Needs Trust for a family member? Check out The Arc of Minnesota's Master Pool Trust. The Arc of MN Master Pool Trust, administered by professionals that know the intricacies of trusts, makes it possible for families to put money aside for a loved one with a disability, for things like vacations, cell phone, cable TV, without affecting eligibility for government benefits such as SSI & MA.
Still in the Shadows with Their Future Uncertain. There is a real fear that our society may regress toward the institutional services we have been working to end for more than 50 years. Key Findings. Full report
Arc West Central is on Facebook!
Check out our new blog.