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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!

Arc Annual ROSE SALE - March, April, 2015 More info to come!

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

Ability Matters- Town Hall Forums
Fergus Falls-3/30/15

2nd Annual Arc United "Opening Doors - Discovering Opportunities" Conference
Friday and Saturday, April 24th and 25th, 2015
Chase on The Lake, Walker, MN
For families, self-advocates and professionals...more information to come!
See YOU there!

Save The Date! Friday, April 9th, Housing Options Seminar, 9am-3pm, Christ The King Lutheran Church, Hutchinson

 Tuesday, April 21st/28th: 5pm-8pm, Person-Centered Training for Family, Individuals with Disabilities and Direct Care Professionals, Sherburne County Govt. Center, Elk River; Sponsored by Sherburne County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee
Opening Doors - Discovering Opportunities!
Arc United Spring Conference
April 24-25th
Chase on The Lake, Walker

Keynote Presenters

​“Trainman-A Mother and Son’s Story”

While in eighth grade, Stefan Kavan had a goal on his individual education plan (IEP) addressing self-advocacy. Since that time, Stefan and his mother; Barb, have been sharing their story and how Stefan’s autism impacts him on a daily basis. They have presented to parent groups, general and special education service providers, county and state organizations, and school administrators. Their message is one of hope and promise! Stefan speaks about his transition from school and home into the adult world of competitive community employment and living in a group home. Barb is a special education administrator in the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools. 
Barb and Stefan will present the core characteristics of autism, strategies for working with people on the spectrum, how to address behaviors, and share evidence-based practices that will make students and adults more successful in the community. Regardless of diagnosis, all parents and professionals will benefit from the presentation!
  What others have said…

“Excellent, informative, inspiring. Thank-you- best wishes for continued success.” 

“It was great to have a student speak to his personal experiences. The interaction between Stefan and Barb is inspiring and real. I can use what I learned right back to the classroom.”

“Wonderful presentation!” Realistic but hopeful and heartfelt.” 
The ABLE Act was signed into law in late December 2014. Before the program can be offered to the public, new rules and procedures must be created at both the federal and state level. This rulemaking process is expected to take until middle to late 2015.

In the meantime, please visit The Arc Minnesota website at www.arcmn.org, and click on the appropriate link for more information about the ABLE Act.