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Minette and Rachel

"I kept running into roadblocks applying for Medical Assistance. Arc helped... now Rachel gets medical services she needs." Minette Martin Read more about The Arc's Health Care Access assistance.

Coming Events

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  • April - Autism Awareness Month

     The Arc nationally has a comprehensive website with information and resources at .  Did you know over half of those served by The Arc are on the Autism spectrum?
  • Wednesday, April 16 - Brooklyn Center

    Hennepin Co. is offering an introduction to the Consumer Support Grant for people eligible for Medical Assistance but not on a MA waiver. Learn how to receive funding, types of servciesa person may purchase, responsibilities and the role of the county.
  • Tuesday, April 22 - Brooklyn Center

    Learn about residential and vocational service options such as Day Training and Habilitation, Adult Day Care, Intermediate Care Facilities, Foster Care, Semi-Independent Living Services, Supported Living Services and Consumer Controlled Housing at this Adult Housing and Vocational Services workshop.
  • Monday, April 28 - Rosemount

    Do you have questions about guardianship and conservatorship? Hear from an attorney about the legal processes and procedures for obtaining, ending or changing guardianship and get an overview of Social Security at this free workshop sponsored by the Dakota Co. CTIC and The Arc Greater Twin Cities. 
  • Monday, April 28 - Brooklyn Center

    At 18, any person is considered a competent adult unless a petition has been filed for guardianship or limited guardianship.  Learn about the difference at this Hennepin Co. Guardianship/Limited Guardianship workshop.
  • Monday, April 28 - Brooklyn Center

    For 10 years, Parents United has been working hard on education issues and funding, including special education.  You're invited to From the Capitol to the Classroom, a 10-year retrospective on education legislation and its impact on Minnesota schools.
  • Friday, May 2 - Bloomington

    MnCHOICES is a new tool for assessing the needs of people who need long-term services. Launched in Ramsey and Dakota Co. in 2013, it will go statewide this year.  Nancy Jurgensen of the MN Dept. of Human Services and Rosemary Geist of Dakota Co. will give an overview at  "What is MnCHOICES?"
  • Monday, May 19 - St. Paul

    "Hope for Healing is a full-day training for parents and professionals emphasizing attachment-focused parenting to address developmental trauma and attachment difficulties. Click here for details and a registration form. 






   Annual Meeting

Join us at the Annual Meeting May 3

  • Come, celebrate with us as we elect board members, honor The Arc's Marianne Reich, present Changemaker Awards, recognize Value Village volunteers and adjourn to Arc's Value Village in New Hope to see their new and expanded space!  Learn more and RSVP by Friday, April 25! 

 Mary Kaasa 

Mary Kaasa - Volunteer of the Month

 Mary Kaasa volunteers twice a week at Value Village Brooklyn Center helping to put hard goods on the sales floor.  The staff say "We love having Mary on the VVBC volunteer team!"  Volunteer opportunities are available 7 days a week.  Sign up!

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The Arc can help you apply for healthcare. Click here to learn more or call 952-920-0855 and ask for a healthcare advocate.

Kids sought for study

The Yonas Visual Perception Lab at the U of  M is recruiting children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for a study on facial recognition. Learn more.


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