LaCinda Mielke, Housing Access Coordinator, assists people with disabilities that are eligible for long term care or state plan home care services and wish to move to homes of their own. Video from DHS. Brochure.
"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
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. Key Findings. Full report
April is national Autism Awareness Month and The Arc and The Autism NOW National Autism Resource & Information Center are working to empower people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with the information and resources they need to live their lives to the fullest potential.
The CDC now states that 1 in 68 children may be impacted by autism spectrum disorders (a jump of 30% from earlier figures)
It will show up as Arc Minnesota, but .5% of your Amazon purchase amount will go to Arc West Central
Arc West Central
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.