News You Can Use
October - December, 2019
The Arc of Aurora is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. News You Can Use is our quarterly e-newsletter covering what’s new in public policy, events, resources, and happenings at The Arc of Aurora.

To get frequent updates on resources, disability policy information, and community happenings, find us on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter .
Upcoming Events
Annual Membership Meeting and Movie

Saturday, November 2
11:00AM - 1:45PM
Sonora Cinemas: 777 Peoria St, Aurora, CO 80011

 This is a Member only event

Join The Arc of Aurora Members, staff, and Board of Directors for our Annual Membership Meeting followed by a private movie showing of Moana (rated PG). Both the meeting and movie are FREE for Members to attend. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person to cover the cost of your popcorn and drink if you stay to watch the movie. But, if you can't donate $5.00, please still attend and we will help you cover your cost! We want to see you!
Special note: All members are welcome to attend both the meeting and movie. Meeting details will be U.S. Mailed to all Members who are eligible to vote (i.e., Contributing Members) on the business matters of the organization. This includes the opportunity to vote on nominees to the Board of Directors. Want to check out the bios of our new nominees? Click here.

To let us know you're coming or if you have questions, visit
by  October 30 or contact Erica at the below phone or email.   | 720-213-1420
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Facebook Event

November 2019

So, you have seen or listened to THINK+change’s Vodcast/Podcast Series on IEPs but still have questions? We would love to answer them! Submit your question(s) anonymously HERE by October 22. Then be on the lookout for a video on our Facebook page in November to hear YOUR questions answered by our Advocacy Team! 
Colorado Gives Day

Tuesday, December 10
24 hours starting at 12:00AM

The Arc of Aurora is proud to be a part of Colorado Gives Day. This important fundraising event is critical to our fulfilling our mission. The donations we receive on Colorado Gives Day support our work for and with people with I/DD and their families so they can live the highest quality lives possible. You can schedule your donation starting  November 1!

Questions? Contact Erica Dennison at 720-213-1420 |
Become a Member of The Arc of Aurora

Any and all the time

What does it mean to be a Member of The Arc of Aurora? It means you're a part of us. It means you're part of something bigger impacting people with disabilities. It means you're a friend. It means you're a supporter. It means you appreciate the work we do. It means you're an ally.

When you're a Member of The Arc of Aurora, you're all of the above and SO much more to us. As a thank you for being a Member, you also receive these great benefits!

To learn more, to become a Member, or to renew your membership, click on the button below. We all need to do our part to be a voice for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families!
Sunday Bowling Get Together

Every Sunday

Did you know that The Arc of Aurora hosts a Sunday bowling league? This year's season is underway and ends on May 17, 2020.

Everyone of every ability is welcome to join anytime.   Click here  to learn more about location, time, and cost. 

Questions? Contact Dottie at 303-880-5506.
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 Policy Profile
Submitted by Hanni Raley, Assistant Executive Director
While many are already looking towards 2020 elections, the November 2019, election in Aurora promises to be a big one. In this upcoming election, Aurora voters are being asked to consider candidates for our next mayor and 5 city council seats, not to mention ballot initiatives striving to improve the community of Aurora. Be prepared and informed to cast YOUR vote!
 How You Can Help
Make a donation to the holiday gift giving program
The Arc of Aurora is proud to offer a small holiday gift giving program to Members who may be experiencing hardship. This project is totally supported by voluntary donations. Do you, your company, a club, or someone you know want to make an impact in the life of someone we support with I/DD through gift giving? Consider adopting an individual or family this year to make their holidays a little brighter.

Please let Erica know by October 25 if you can help.

Spotlight On
Sunday Get-Together Adult Bowling Group
For 35 weeks a year, from September through May, adults participate in The Arc of Aurora's Sunday Bowling Get-Together. The impact of the long-standing friendships that have developed are immeasurable. Group volunteer coordinator Dottie Kerr and her team provide hundreds of hours to the success of the league. Here's to another great season!
Training and education
THINK+change  is The Arc of Aurora’s training and education program that strives to change knowledge, attitude, and behavior to ultimately improve the quality of life for people with I/DD, their families, and the professionals in their lives.

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