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

Dairy QueenJuly 17th & August 7th, 5-8pm - Arc West Central Fundraiser at S. Moorhead Dairy Queen. Simply purchase something at the South Moorhead Dairy Queen by I-94 from 5-8, and Arc West Central gets a portion of the sale! Invite your friends!

August 3rd, 6-8pm - Arc Old Time Carnival. Gooseberry small shelter, Moorhead.

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

Arc Games & More, 6:30-8pm- 3rd Monday of month, Sep - May

Other Opportunities

Free to Explore MN Zoo Admission Program (ZAP) - for a qualifying guest and their dependents. Minnesota residency and current enrollment in qualifying programs is required.

June 12- Aug 21, Mondays 1-1:45pm - TEEN JAM CAMP (ages 13-18) . Music Therapy in Motion, LLC of Fargo (6046 14th St. S. Fargo)   $10/class. for individuals with special needs and autism, focusing on social skills, communication, movement and sensory integration through music making.  Contact Emily 218-791-0908.  

Moorhead Park District. Sign up through the link below or this Registration form. Scholarship form.

July 12-15, 2017 - 49th Annual Autism Society National Conference. Milwaukee Wisconsin

July 20th, 6-8pm -  Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network annual picnic. Rabanus Park, Fargo. RSVP to by 3 pm Friday, July 14

July 20-23, 2017 - 45th Annual National DownSyndrome Congress Convention. Sacramento, California. Brochure

July 23rd, 4-9pm - Gigi's Playhouse Family Picnic. Lindenwood Park's Rotary Shelter, Fargo.

4th Tuesday of Every Month - Ruby's Pantry FOOD DISTRIBUTION. Registration: 4:30pm, Distribution: 5pm-7pm
Sponsored by M State Moorhead & First Congregational-UCC, Moorhead. 218-299-6839 or

July 31-August 4 - iCan Bike Camp, individuals with disabilities learn to ride a conventional 2 wheel bike. $100 fee.  Moorhead High School Field House. Contact Kevin Sandness. Brochure

August 9th & 10th - 17th Annual Communities Collaborative Conference. NW Minnesota's largest Brain Development Conference. Mahnomen


September 9th - Down Syndrome Association of MN Adult Matters Conference & Youth & Adult Conference (Voices & Choices). St. Louis Park

September 9th - ND Autism Center Walk for Autism.
Registration Begins at 9am; Walk Begins at 10am (Approx. 1.5 miles) Oak Grove Park (170 Maple Street, Fargo). 

October 5th - 5th Annual Art of Freedom. Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo. Sponsored by Freedom Resource Center.

October 18-20, 2017 - North Dakota Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference, Fargo

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.

Jesus Cares Ministry. 6:30 pm - 7:30, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month. Please sign up ahead of time. Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, Moorhead. Taking a break for the summer. Check back in the fall.

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. Taking a break for the summer. Check back in the fall.

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.

TNT Adult Fitness. Fargo

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
. Calendar | Library list

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. Farm in the Dell Community Supported Agriculture 2017. $375 for weekly boxes of produce!

HOPE, Inc.  year-round sports and recreation for children with mobility challenges
Adair Grommesh

Pacer Center STEM Program

Summer Camps

Camp Grassik - Applications now available for camping sessions at Elks Camp Grassick for summer 2017. Information and application. #701-327-4251 or email

FASD summer camp scholarship
Summer Camp Scholarship Application

Pacer EX.I.T.E camp - Aug. 7,9,11,15, 17. Technology camp.

Red Willow Bible Camp - Discovery Camp, June 19th - 22nd and July 4th - 7th. Discovery Camp is a four day camp for adults (18 years of age or older) with physical and intellectual disabilities.

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

Fargo Area 6 Special Olympics

MN Special Olympics/
Area 4 Special Olympics

Area 4

Bocce - July 20th, Moorhead

Golf - July 13th, Alexandria

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

Athlete Application and Consent Forms

Wayne Brendemuhl, Diane Brendemuhl. Moorhead Athlete Registration Form.
Facebook. Golf, 6pm. Contact Don Larson. Bocce. Tuesdays 7-8:30pm

Alexandria Lakes Area:
Karyn SportelKari Tomoson.
Facebook. Bocce Thursdays,  3:30-5 - YMCA. Golf Tuesdays - Nordic Trails

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

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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