Arc West Central; Achieve with us.

Serving Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Norman, Otter Tail & Wilkin counties. Arc Wesst Central 7 county region


Arc West Central T-Shirts available!

Perfect for wearing to the dances, Arc Game & More, or anytime you like! Order form. Tangerine or bright orange.

Arc Events

August 11th, 6-8pm - Arc West Central Carnival. Gooseberry Park, Moorhead

Dances in Moorhead - 7:15-8:15pm, 2nd & 4th Monday of each month - September - May. Ellen Hopkins Elementary, Moorhead

Arc Games & More- 3rd Monday of month, Sept 19th, 2016- May 15th, 2017.

Sibshop will return in the fall.

September 24th - Arc Minnesota Conference: The Power of Community:  Connections That Transform Lives. More information to come.

October 4th, 6pm - Harlem Ambassador Comedy Basketball Game. More details to come.

Other Opportunities

July 7-11th - Art for the Heart, adapted art class. MSUM. School age 9-21.

July 9th & 23rd, 12:10 pm - 12:55  - Adaptive Dance, a dance party for all individuals with disabilities.  This class includes Xabeat, Zumba, or Belly Dancing.  Adaptive Dance is FREE to both members and non-members. Courts Plus, Fargo.

The Secret Life of PetsJuly 9, 10:30 - Secret Life of Pets. Reel Movies for Real Needs (Sensory Modified Film) Series , Marcus Theatres, Fargo. For families of children with special needs; autism or other challenges; lower volume, lights up.  

July 12. 5:30 - Special Needs Trust Seminar, Fargo Country Club

July 22nd & 23rd - Mission of Mercy Dental Outreach Event.a community service project providing free dental care for the
many people in Minnesota facing barriers to dental care. Doors open at 5:30am. Concordia College, Moorhead.

Ice Age: the Collision CourseJuly 23, 10:30 - Ice Age: Collision Course.   Reel Movies for Real Needs (Sensory Modified Film) Series , Marcus Theatres, Fargo. For families of children with special needs; autism or other challenges; lower volume, lights up.

July 25th-29th - I Can Bike Camp - Sponsored by Anne Carlsen Center. Times for camp are:
3:35-4:50 - time ADDED, as of June 30th!

July 24th Parent Orientation 6-7

Contact Kevin Sandness.Moorhead. Brochure. Registration, Volunteer form. Volunteers desperately needed!

Pet's DragonAugust 13, 10:30 - Pete's Dragon - Reel Movies for Real Needs (Sensory Modified Film) Series , Marcus Theatres, Fargo. For families of children with special needs; autism or other challenges; lower volume, lights up.


September 7th, 8-9:30 start times. FM Rotary Ride to benefit GiGi’s Playhouse. Four different fun ride routes start and end at Lindenwood Park Rotary Shelte. Post-ride picnic party.

FargoMania Fitness style competition. Opening Ceremonies & Row Raiser September 17th, 9-noon. Kick off training 2x per week starting September 19th. Main event November 13th, 1pm, TNT Fitness. $20 registration fee due September 1st.

October 18th - Clay County CTIC Transition Student Expo. MState. More information to come.

November 10 – 11, 2016 - FASD Matters Conference. Minneapolis Marriott NW, Brooklyn Park

Ongoing opportunities

S.U.P.E.R. Adventures Thursday, an informal social group for children and young adults with disabilities. Typically from 6:30pm-8:30pm, but not always. Fargo Moorhead area.Year round.

Friday night Activity Center dances, 7-9pm, at RDJ Rec Center, 1104 2nd Avenue S, Fargo. $1.50 fee. 701-235-2444.

Cool Kids Club, September through May, meeting every 3rd Friday of the month from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Journey in Faith, West Fargo. (West of Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center on 40th Ave. E. in West Fargo).

Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network sponsors "Game On" days, 6-9pm, on the first and third Mondays of each month, for Middle and High School; Ages 17 and up – Meets every fourth Monday. Section 9 Cyber Café, Roberts St. N, Suite 101, Fargo.
Also sponsors Lego Group For Children and Teens- 3rd Saturday of each month - 9:30 -10:30, Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo.

1st Friday of each month -TeenTastic/Fantastic Friends. Gigi's Playhouse, Fargo
Check out Gigi's Playhouse for ongoing activities for various ages

ATA Tae Kwon Do Classes for kids on the autism spectrum. Mike Beyer 701-237-6800

Autism NOWAutism NOW Center - free webinars Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 - 3pm. More information.

HealthMeet™ Launches Webinar Series
Join health experts every other Wednesday for free Webinars on a variety of health issues important to people with I/DD. HealthMeet™ is a project of The Arc, made possible by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control to promote better health among people with intellectual disabilities. Event Schedule. Previous sessions are archived.

Reel Movies for Real Needs (Sensory Modified Film) Series - 10:30, Marcus Theatres, Fargo. For families of children with special needs; autism or other challenges; lower volume, lights up. Check theater for schedule.

Participants enjoying events

"The Arc puts together great activities and a lot of fun gatherings for all ages!  We are thankful and thank filled that we have such a strong Arc group."
Diane Brendemuhl, parent
participants in Arc Activities

Support Groups

FM Autism Support Group
Rachel 701-371-7211
2nd Friday of the month, Fargo

"A" OK Fergus Falls Area Autism Support Group Meets the 2nd Saturday of the month, 9:30-11am. Contact: Nicole 736-6189, Anne 998-3258, or Carrie 739-3590

Parent Professional Learning Network

Red River Valley Asperger Network/Support groups. Lunch & Learn series, 3rd Thursday of each month, Noon to 1:00 at Prairie St. John’s. RSVP required

Gigi's Playhouse
Gigi’s Playhouse Fargo
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White Earth Autism Support Group (218) 983-3285 X 1201
3rd Tuesdays of the month

The Windmill Project
Mary Peterson
Douglas County

Listing of community activities in the FM area, compiled by the Parent Involvement & School Age Disabilities workgroups of the Clay County Collaborative

Fargo Adaptive Programs

Farm in the Dell. News
HOPE, Inc.  year-round sports and recreation for children with mobility challenges
Adair Grommesh

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

Fargo Area 6 Special Olympics

MN Special Olympics/
Special Olympics
Area 4
Bocce Competition July 12th, Moorhead
Golf Competition July 21st, Alexandria

State Competition
Fall Competition (Equestrian, Bocce, Golf): Aug. 19th- 21st, Woodbury

Athlete Application and Consent Forms

Wayne Brendemuhl, Diane Brendemuhl. Moorhead Athlete Registration Form.
Golf Mondays, 6pm, Meadows golf course. Bocce Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Facebook

Karyn SportelKari Tomoson.

Breckenridge Community:
Amanda Hinrichs

Detroit Lakes Area: Scott Gilbertson

DGF - school-based:Brittany Kuehl

Fergus Falls Community:
Shelly Fitzgerald
Fergus Falls Junior Team:
Dawn Birch

Morris Community Prairie Stars
Cindy Solvie

Pelican Rapids Special Olympics Karli Kirkwood

Corinne Schattsneider

PINECONES independentJerilyn Skjegstad

Riding on Angels Wings
Bette Shipley

Wheaton Area Special Olympics Mary Armstrong

Minnesota Special Hockey - athletes with a developmental disability

Muskies Special Hockey, Alexandria Sue Prettyman Justice

Grizzlies Special Hockey, Moorhead Jackie Beedy

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