Arc West Central; Achieve with us.

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


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Arc Events

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. February 20th - Kiwanis Trauma Dolls; March 20th - Healthy Food; April 17 - Yoga; May 15th Magic with Jack Sand.

February 18th, 10am. - Town Hall, with Sen. Kent Eken, Rep. Paul Marquart, & Rep. Ben Lien. Arc MN Public Policy Priorities. See newsletter for more information. Sharing your story. Tips-for-Speaking-at-Town-Hall-Forums. Template-for-Telling-Your-Story-to-Legislators.

Rose Sale - Order March 13-28th. Delivery April 13th. Pickup locations in Moorhead, Fargo, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Hawley.

Other Opportunities

February 18th, noon.

March 18th, 10:30. Beauty & the Beast. 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. West Acres Cinema, Fargo.

March 24th, 7pm - Arc of Cass County Fashion Show. Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo. Registrations for models due March 1st.

April 19th, noon - Arts Access for ALL. Learn about the perspectives of people with cognitive disabilities & how to best prepare people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for a positive visit to a theater production, musical performance, or museum exhibition. Free. Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead

May 12-13 - Minnesota State Self Advocacy Conference, Doubletree Bloomington.


Moorhead Special Olympics Bocce. Tuesdays 7-8:30. Romkey Park, Moorhead. Starts June 6th

Moorhead Special Olym[ics Gold - contact Don Larson

Moorhead Park Distict. Sign up through the Park District.

  • Adapted recreational swimming lessons for youth and teens with disabilities at the Moorhead Municipal Pool. Participants will enjoy water play, games, instruction in swimming skills, and other water activities. $37 fee. July & August.
  • Adaptive Baseball - FM Challengers - for children with special needs in the metro area, ages 5 to 18. Mondays or Tuesdays, 6-7 or 7-8pm. $25 fee. June 5-August 1.
  • Adaptive Soccer formerly known as TOPS Soccer, is for area youth and adults with special needs, offering a recreational soccer program that focuses on learning fundamental skills of the game in a fun atmosphere. Wednesdays, 6:30-8, June 7-26th. $25 fee.
  • Adaptive Summer Day Camp - provides a unique experience for participants with varying skill levels to participate in recreation and socialization.Tuesday-Thursday, noon-4pm. $45 fee.

Ongoing opportunities

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, every 3rd Friday of the month from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Moorhead. NEW LOCATION!

Jesus Cares Ministry. 6:30 pm - 7:30, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month. February 14th & 28th. Please sign up ahead of time. Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, Moorhead.

Triumphant Disability Ministry, designed to give students of all ages and abilities the opportunity to know and grow in Christ Jesus in a comfortable atmosphere. Sundays 10:30AM-11:40AM, Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church, 2901 20th St. S. Moorhead. You don't have to be a member of Triumph.

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.

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, 1142 17th Street N, Fargo.
Also sponsors Lego Group For Children and Teens- 3rd Saturday of each month - 9:30 -10:30, Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo.

Fantastic Friends. Thursdays. Gigi's Playhouse, Fargo
Check out Gigi's Playhouse for ongoing activities for various ages

Adaptive Dance 12:10-12:55 - Held every 2 weeks on Saturdays - Courts Plus, Fargo. Adaptive Dance is a dance party for all individuals with disabilities.  This class includes Xabeat or Zumba.  Adaptive Dance is FREE to both members and non-members

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

Aktion Club - 1st Monday of each month, September-May, 6:30-7:30 - a community-service group for adult citizens living with disabilities. The mission is to provide opportunities to develop initiative and leadership, to serve their community, to be integrated into society, and to demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities. Aktion Club is sponsored by Kiwanis. Contact Barb Grabar. Fargo North High School.

Autism NOWAutism NOW Center - Webinar Archive. 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 - Adult. Youth.

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

Area Athletics - Mid May, Moorhead

Bocce - Mid July, Moorhead

Golf - Mid July, Alexandria

State Competition
Bocce Aug. 19-20,
Golf Aug. 20, Oakdale

Athlete Application and Consent Forms

Wayne Brendemuhl, Diane Brendemuhl. Moorhead Athlete Registration Form.
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AlexandriaLakes Area: Gymnastics 4-5:30pm. Sundays.
Karyn SportelKari Tomoson.

Breckenridge Community:
Amanda Hinrichs

Detroit Lakes Area:Krysta Lipton

DGF - school-based:Brittany Kuehl

Fergus Falls Community:
Cate Walz
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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