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!

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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. March 20th - Healthy Foods; April 17 - Yoga; May 15th Magic with Jack Sand.

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

May 8th, 7:15-8:15 - Luau. Ellen Hopkins Elementary, Moorhead

Other Opportunities

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 21st, 6:30-8 p.m - Moorhead Special Education Parent/Guardian Meeting. Horizon Middle School

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

Power RangersMarch 25th - Power Rangers. 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.

Tuesdays, 6pm - 7pm, March 28th - May 2nd - Special Olympics Young Athletes, ages 2 to 12, and Unified Juniors, ages 8-12. Woodland Elementary School, Alexandria

March 28th, 6:30 pm - 7:30. Jesus Cares Ministry for adults with disabilities. Please sign up ahead of time. Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, Moorhead.

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

Charting the C's - Cross - Categorical Conference. Innovative ideas and AT for engaging in learning activities that reflect progress in meeting the ‘standards’ for students with disabilities. Alexandria
April 22, 12:30-6 - Student Family Conference - child/family activities & information sessions
April 23, 2017 - Charting the Cs Pre-Conference
April 24-25, 2017 - Charting the Cs Main Conference

April 23rd - 5-7pm - Farm in the Dell Fundraiser. Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo. Part time vocational job opening.

Sundays, April 9th, 23rd, & 30th, 4-5, Adaptive Soccer- SPRING INDOOR SEASON. No registration needed. Free. Moorhead Youth Hockey Arena.

April 26-29, 2017 - 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference. Minneapolis

April 27, 4 pm - 6pm - Autism Awareness Night

April 28th - 8th Annual AuSome Evening, to benefit the AuSome Kids Day Program. Fargo

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 Olympics Golf starts June 5th - contact Don Larson

Moorhead Park Distict. Sign up through any of the links below or this Registration form. Scholarship form.

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

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

July 31-August 4 - iCan Bike Camp, individuals with disabilities learn how 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

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. 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

Athletics (Track & Filed) - May 18th, Pelican Rapids

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.

Alexandria Lakes Area:
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

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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