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 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

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

September 24th - Arc Minnesota Conference: The Power of Community:  Connections That Transform Lives. Limited scholarships available for self advocates. Scholarship funding will cover the costs for registration and lunch on Saturday, September 24.  Hotel costs, travel to and from the conference, and tickets to the awards banquet on Friday night, September 23rd, are not included.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2016. Register online

Sibshop will return in the fall.

October 4th, 6pm - Harlem Ambassador Comedy Basketball Game. Check our Facebook page for updated player list. Sponsorship opportunity.

October 24th, 6:30 Halloween Party, 7:15 Dance. Ellen Hopkins Elementary, Moorhead

December 5th, 6-8 - Christmas Potluck & Annual Meeting. Christ the King Lutheran Church

Other Opportunities

September 10th, 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 Shelter. Post-ride picnic party.The Wild Life

September 10, 10:30 - The Wild Life - 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 13 - Jesus Cares Ministry starts. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month. jcm@ascensionmoorhead.org

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.

September 17th, 8:30-4:30 Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota’s Voices & Choices Conference for people 14 years old and older with Down syndrome. Marriott West in St. Louis Park. Registrations due September 1st.

September 19th, Gigi's Playhouse Golf Tournament

StorksSeptember 24, 10:30 - Storks - 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 24th, 11-3 - Farm in the Dell Fall Festival. Free admission, games, music, concessions, & lots of pumpkin for sale! Sponsor a scarecrow display.

October 6th - Art of Freedom, sponsored by Freedom Resource Center. Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo. Exhibitor deadline September 29th. Contact Wanda - 800-450-0459

October 8, ,9:00am - 12:00pm - Walk & Fest for GiGi's Playhouse Fargo

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

October 28th & 29th. Rest & Rejuv. Friday night 6-7:30 for self advocates & caregivers, includes pizza, pop, & program; Saturday 9-1 for moms who have children with special needs, with Pampering & speaker Taunya Todd on "First responder friends: Who will you call? Karen Urlacher. Hope Lutheran Church North Campus, Fargo.Trolls

November 5 10:30 - Trolls - 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.

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

November 19 10:30 - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - 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.

MoanaNovember 26 10:30 - Moana - 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.

SingDecember 23 10:30 - Sing - 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.

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. rrvanndmn@gmail.com
Also sponsors Lego Group For Children and Teens- 3rd Saturday of each month - 9:30 -10:30, Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo.

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 https://www.facebook.com/FM-Autism-Support-Group-171027578792/?fref=ts

"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
WindmillProject.org
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
218-233-5949
1-800-411-0124
Fax 218-233-0853
arcwcm@702com.net

Fargo Area 6 Special Olympics


MN Special Olympics/
Special Olympics
Area 4

State Competition

Athlete Application and Consent Forms

Moorhead
Wayne Brendemuhl, Diane Brendemuhl. Moorhead Athlete Registration Form.
Facebook

Alexandria
Karyn SportelKari Tomoson.
Facebook

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

Perham
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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