The Arc is a nationwide organization made up of parents, volunteers and professionals working to enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Founded by parents in 1946, The Arc is the largest grassroots organization of its kind in the country. The Arc was founded by Minnesota parents more than 50 years ago as the Association for Retarded Children. In 1989, The Arc changed it’s name in recognition that people of many kinds of intellectual disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and Down Syndrome, are served by The Arc. As a result of The Arc’s efforts, people with intellectual disabilities now have more opportunities to live, learn, work, socialize and participate in their home communities.
Our vision is a world where people with intellectual disabilities are treated with dignity and respect and have equal opportunities to live, learn, work socialize and participate in their home communities.
Check out the Arc Southwest Fall 2013 newsletter
Arc SW Newsletter – Fall 2013 and Membership Cards 2014
Here is our quarterly newsletter as well as our membership drive card. If it is easier to print out a card a mail it to us, please feel free to do so. Our address is 709 South Front St. Suite 3, Mankato, MN 56001. Remember your membership is very important to our success. Thank you!
Upcoming Major Events
Remembering with Dignity, Human Rights Art Exhibit- December 2, 2013 from 5-7 PM at the SMILES board room, 709 S. Front Street, Mankato. Check out the flyer for more information on this incredible opportunity! Remembering with Dignity Art Exhibit information
Aktion Club Pizza Ranch Tip Night Fundraiser! December 4, 2013 from 5-9 PM Please come and enjoy a meal and support Aktion Club Theatre!!!
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