The Arc In Motion: eUpdate November 29, 2017
Now Is The Perfect Time!
 
Schedule your gift today to help protect the rights of people with disablilities by SCHEDULING your Colorado Gives Day donations. The $1 million Incentive Fund Boost and prize tally still apply for donations that are SCHEDULED early. Thank you!
 
You can make things happen for people with disabilities by scheduling your Colorado Gives Day gift today at www.arcjc.org/cogives.
 
Please consider scheduling a recurring gift of $23 a month. Your ongoing gift will provide a family with the transformative gift of advocacy.
 
 
RSVP Now For The Arc's Holiday Open House December 11
 
Join The Arc’s staff, board, and supporters for festive food, live music, and plenty of holiday cheer! Stop by to say hello, meet new people, reconnect with old friends and see what we’ve been up to this year. The open house will be held at The Arc’s office located at 13949 W. Colfax Ave, Suite 150 in Lakewood on Monday, December 11 from 4 to 7 PM. 
 
To honor the tradition of holiday giving, each year we provide a unique opportunity for our guests to donate gift cards at the holiday party. The Arc distributes a variety of gift cards to the people we support and the volunteers who support us. Please consider bringing with you a gift card of any value for groceries, household goods, gas, movies or clothing. There will be a wrapped “deposit” box at the check-in table where you can drop off your gift card donation.
 
To ensure we have sufficient amounts of food and holiday cheer, please be sure to RSVP by December 1 by clicking here, calling (303) 232-1338, or by emailing us at info@arcjc.org. See you in December! 
 
 
Support People First at The DDRC Annual Holiday Bazaar
 
People First of Jefferson County, a self advocacy group for adults with disabilities, will be hosting tables at DDRC's annual Holiday Bazaar on Thursday, December 7, from 10 AM to 3 PM.
 
The Holiday Bazaar is a community collaborative featuring handmade arts and crafts, unique gifts and jewelry, a bake sale and silent auction, as well as Santa, carolers, and door prizes.  Admission is free!
 
Come by the table to show your support, and have some fun as you shop!  DDRC is located at 11177 W. 8th Ave. in Lakewood.  We hope to see you there!
 
Make it A Thrifty Holiday!
 
Looking for a holiday gift? The arcThrift Stores have a fabulous collection of items!  Whether you’re looking for a gift for others or just a fantastic present for yourself, arcThrift is where you’ll find everything you need.
 
And, when you shop arcThrift, you’re helping to provide dollars to our chapter of The Arc as well as the 13 other chapters in Colorado!
 
Need to make room for incoming gifts? Clean out your closets and support The Arc by donating your items to arcThrift!
 
 
New Parent Support Group!
Are you a parent or caregiver of a child with a disability? You’re invited to be a part of a new Parent Support Group! The group will meet Saturday, December 9, from 10 AM to 12 PM at The Arc’s offices*, located at 13949 West Colfax Ave., Building 1, Suite 150, in Lakewood (across the street from Best Buy).
 
This is a “for parents, by parents” group. All parents and caregivers of children with special needs are welcome, no matter the diagnosis. This will be a safe, welcoming place to talk with other parents, vent, cry, laugh, celebrate "little" milestones, etc.
 
Please email Carrie at specialkids.parentgroup@gmail.com if you’d like to attend!
 
*This support group is not affiliated with The Arc. At this time, childcare will not be provided.
 
 
Deadline Extended - Survey On Disabled Parking Laws in Colorado
 
The Colorado Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities is conducting a survey regarding knowledge of Disabled Parking Laws in Colorado and individual behaviors around disabled parking. Please  click here to take the survey.
 
The survey will be closing on Thursday, November 30. If you have additional questions or concerns around disabled parking please contact the Council at info@ColoradoDisabilityCouncil.org or 888-887-9135.
 
 
Breast Cancer Screening Survey for Women with Disabilities
 
 
Breast cancer is a major public health concern for all women, including women with disabilities. Women with disabilities are as likely to get breast cancer as women in the general population, yet, women with disabilities often face physical, cultural and attitudinal barriers when they seek breast health care services. To better understand the barriers women with disabilities face when they seek breast health services, the American Association On Health And Disability (AAHD) has, in conjunction with Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), launched a confidential on-line survey to learn more about these barriers. AAHD encourages women with disabilities to take the quick online survey at http://bit.ly/WWDBrCa.
 
 AAHD is a national non – profit organization dedicated to advancing health promotion and wellness initiatives, reducing health disparities, and advocating for full community inclusion and access for people with disabilities. Please visit the AAHD website at www.aahd.us to learn more about their work and visit  https://www.aahd.us/initiatives/susan-g-komen-grants to learn more about their work with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
 
 
Are You On Social Media? Connect with The Arc Today!  
 
Stay up to date with what’s happening at The Arc by connecting with us on social media! Click here to find us on Twitter, click here to find us on Facebook, and click here to find us on Instagram!
 
Want to be even more connected? Check out our website here!
 
 
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