|What do you get the person who has everything? How about the gift of hopes and dreams? Make a gift in honor or memory of someone special today!
When you give a gift to The Arc this holiday season, you are helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) achieve their hopes and dreams. Your gift will help us continue our work no matter how small or large the donation. Your gift is acknowledged with a card and magnet sent to the recipient or their family letting them know that a donation has been made in their honor.
Thank you for making 2013 a success! Have a happy holiday from all of us here at The Arc.
|The Arc’s HealthMeet initiative, which aims to reduce health disparities among people with ID, is launching a short, internet-based survey for either family or staff caregivers of people with ID. This survey asks questions about health status of people with ID in different areas that are noticed by caregivers but can also be used as a checklist to help you identify red flags about the health of the person with ID in your life. The confidential survey takes about 15 minutes. Take the survey now and please share with anyone you know who provides care for people with ID either professionally or as a family member. HealthMeet® is a project of The Arc and is supported by Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 5U59DD000993-02 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a grant award of $938,745.
||For families of children with autism spectrum disorders, everyday tasks can sometimes prove to be difficult for their child. Traveling can be particularly challenging, from the sights and sounds of the airport to dealing with security, which is why many families are excited about one of The Arc’s newest national initiatives, Wings for Autism.
Specifically designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, and aviation professionals, Wings for Autism provides a rehearsal for families and airport, airline and TSA staff.
There are 3 confirmed Wings for Autism events scheduled in 2014, and many more in the planning process:
- Seattle, WA on January 25, 2014
- Jacksonville, FL on January 29, 2014
- Tulsa, OK on April 12, 2014
To learn more about this program contact Karen Wolf-Branigin or Nichole Goble.