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James MulvihillWelcome James Mulvihill, Housing Access Services Coordinator

Housing Access assists people with disabilities who are eligible for long term care or state plan home care services, to move to homes of their own.   
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Participants at Christmas Potluck"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

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Arc Events

Dances in Moorhead - 7:15-8:15pm, 2nd & 4th Monday of each month - September - May 8th. Ellen Hopkins Elementary, Moorhead. Come learn new moves prior to the January 8th dance (6:30)!

Arc Games & More, 6:30-8pm- 3rd Monday of month, Sep - May. Arc Games & More, 6:30-8pm- 3rd Monday of month, Sep - May.
Nov. 20th - Giant Games December 18th - Hip Hop
Jan. 15th - Zumba
Feb. 19th - Love Bug Craft
March 19th - Rainbow Craft Night, April 16th,
Flower Painting
May 21st - Science Fun

October 23rd - Halloween Party & Dance. Ellen Hopkins Elementary, Moorhead

December 4th - Christmas Potluck. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1900 14th St. S, Moorhead

Looking for More Sibshop facilitators

Sibshop participants playing a game.

Help give kids a chance to have fun & share their thoughts and experiences about having a family member with a disability.

We would like to hold Sibshops in all areas of our region! Training available. Call: 218-233-5949 or 1-800-411-0124
The Arc’s National Sibling Council

Are People with I/DD Still Living in the Shadows?

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. 2011 Key Findings. Full report.

Minnesota Micro-Grant - Applications for individuals who have creative ways to meet their person centered goals in one of three areas:

  • Competitive
  • Integrated Employment
  • Inclusive Housing Community Integration
Arc West Central can assist with the application.

Housing Access Services:
Circles of Support

Watch Driven by Opportunity, a video created by our national organization to show The Arc focus.

Research/Survey opportunities

Online Research for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Quality of Life Study

The University of Minnesota is seeking participants for a research survey. If you are aged 18-26 and have a neurodevelopmental disorder, they are interested in hearing about your preferences in living situation.
Click here to take the survey: jfe/form/SV_2i2kTnpRdLFoJ8N

The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) has partnered with WETA's Learning Media programs, including Reading Rockets and LD Online, to develop and share new resources about assistive technology and instructional technology (AT/IT) to support reading and writing and address the needs of children and youth with learning disabilities.

Reading Rockets logo

We'd like to hear from you - about why you look for AT/IT information, where you look for resources and in what format, what works in your classroom or at home, and more. Your answers will guide us in developing the resources that are most useful to you as a parent, student, teacher, service provider, or AT/IT specialist.

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. Participants can enter a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate from Amazon.  Take the survey

Hartwell Foundation’s new initiative, “Kids First” Autism Project. The goal is to reach thousands of families who are managing the challenges that come with caring for an autistic child.  By helping us with this longitudinal study, they have the potential to make a real difference by enabling us to gather more hard data, to identify commonalities in autistic children, and work toward improving current therapies. Link will be posted soon.

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, or cable TV; without affecting eligibility for government benefits such as SSI & MA.

The Arc's Vehicle Donation Program -

Donate An Unwanted Vehicle to The Arc
car donationDid 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

Thrivent Financial
Arc West Central is enrolled as a participating organization for Thrivent Choice. Eligible members can direct Choice Dollars® to Arc West Central.

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Arc West Central
810 4th Ave. S, #134
Moorhead, MN 56560
Fax 218-233-0853

Updated 11/6/17

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