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For people with intellectual
and developmental disabilities





                                                                   The Arc United, 6112 - 322nd St. St. Cloud, MN 56303
                                                                        Reach us at:  (800) 775-3196





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The Arc United is committed to securing opportunities for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We  create programs and opportunities for all to learn, live, work, play and plan their future while realizing their goals.

Every individual and family served has access to program information, advocacy and skill building opportunities.  

The Arc United helps to create active citizens of our democracy and active members of their community. 
We work to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities along with their families, have the support  they need to live an ordinary and prosperous life.

26 Counties:​

Aitkin, Beltrami, Cass, 
Chisago, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Isanti, Kanabec, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, McLeod, Meeker
Mille Lacs, Pennington, Pine, Polk, Red Lake, East Renville, Roseau, Sherburne, Todd, Wadena & Wright


Welcome to The Arc United
 Let's stay connected!

Sibshops - Big Lake 
Buffalo, Elk River, Hutchinson - check Sibshop page for dates

Partners in Policymaking® Applications Due: July 10, 2015

​SAVE THE DATE!
SHOW your Style! Arc United's 4th Annual Fashion Show
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
2-4pm, Friendly Buffalo, Big Lake
Join us for a fabulous tea party, silent auction and enjoy watching our differently-abled models!
EMCEE'd by the wonderful Susie Jones from WCCO Radio!

5th Annual “We Remember” Project!
West of Government Center on 18th Ave
 Bring flowers to plant and tools to help!
Thursday May 21st,2015 
4:30-6:30pm 
Potluck following at
Heritage Park 
1455 Fern Street South
Cambridge MN, 55008
Bring a dish to share!

People First of Brainerd/Baxter
Pizza and Game Night
Please Bring your Own Beverage and Favorite Game
Friday, May 22nd 2015
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Brainerd Public Library
416 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401

Advocating for Change and Equality (ACE)
Human Rights 
Thursday, June 4th 2015
5:30pm to 7:00pm 
Bemidji Public Library
509 America Avenue Northwest
Bemidji, MN 56601

People First of Brainerd/Baxter 
Summer Community Bash (Dinner, Dance, and Prizes)
Please Bring a Side Dish to Share
Friday, June 19th 2015
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Advocating for Change and Equality (ACE)
Minnesota Olmstead Plan
Thursday, July 2nd 2015
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Bemidji Public Library
509 America Avenue Northwest
Bemidji, MN 56601

Advocating for Change and Equality (ACE)
Leadership Skills
Thursday, August 6th 2015
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Bemidji Public Library
509 America Avenue Northwest
Bemidji, MN 56601

People First of Brainerd/Baxter and Self Advocates MN (SAM) Northwest Hosts
Minnesota Olmstead Plan 101
Presented by the Minnesota Olmstead Implementation Office
Friday, August 14th 2015
5:00pm to 8:30pm
Northland Arboretum
14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Advocating for Change and Equality (ACE)
Personal Empowerment
Thursday, September 3rd 2015
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Bemidji Public Library
509 American Avenue Northwest
Bemidji, MN 56601

ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Applications being accepted for the 2015-2016 Partners in Policymaking ® Program;
applications must be received by July 10, 2015


Partners in Policymaking® is a groundbreaking program developed by the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities more than 25 years ago. It is now offered in almost every state and in many foreign countries. The program teaches leadership skills, and the process of developing positive partnerships with elected officials and other individuals who make the policy decisions about services that you and your family use. This program is designed to be accessible, informative, and empowering. For more information go to:  http://www.mngts.org/partnersinpolicymaking/applying.php