News You Can Use
April - June, 2019
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.

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Upcoming Events
Tuesday, May 1-Tuesday, May 8

2019 Online Auction
Money raised from the auction will be used to continue offering The Arc Aurora's high-quality advocacy services such as information and referral; community training and education; individual, class, and systems change advocacy; and individual, family, volunteer and community support.

The Arc of Aurora's Online Auction is open to the public and everyone can participate! Please help us by sharing the Online Auction website with a personal note to friends, family, and colleagues inviting them to bid. Just create an account with your email and bid on your favorite items starting at 9:00 AM MDT on Wednesday, May 1. The Auction closes Wednesday, May 8 at 9:00 PM MDT.

Click here to check out the auction or visit:

Questions? Contact Erica Dennison at 720-213-1420 |

P.S. Don't see anything you would like to bid on, but still want to help support our mission? Click on the green Donate button on the Online Auction homepage. Your cash donation will be applied towards our $10,000 goal!
Saturday, May 11

Spring Jam Concert

Everyone attends FREE! Join us for a fun-filled afternoon at McCarthy's Sports Bar & Grill with live music played by Runaway Train, a small auction, and dancing! Members of The Arc of Aurora get a free taco bar (while supplies last). 

No RSVP needed.

Have questions? Contact Erica Dennison
720-213-1420 |

*Supervision not provided by The Arc of Aurora.
Thursday, June 20

Aurora Rhythms - Concerts on the Lawn
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Bring the whole family and meet up with The Arc of Aurora's staff, board, and other Members at the Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn located at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway. The concert is FREE, outside, and is open to the public. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit on. Also bring a light jacket, sunscreen, and bug-spray. But, most importantly, wear your dancing shoes!

The Arc of Aurora will provide snacks and water to our Members who attend. To find The Arc of Aurora group on the lawn, look for the purple , orange and yellow balloons.

To let us know you're coming so we can prepare for enough snacks, please contact:
Erica Dennison at 720-213-1420 |

*Supervision not provided by The Arc of Aurora.
July 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

Membership and Organization Agreement

Did you know that no matter what time of year you completed your membership with The Arc of Aurora, it expires   July 31, 2019? As a courtesy, we kindly ask that your Membership and Organization Agreement be updated in July of each year;  this also applies to all individual advocacy cases. 

Be on the lookout for Membership events taking place in July that you can attend to complete your Membership and Organization Agreement! Oh, and don't worry, we will have other options available to complete your paperwork if you can't make it to an event.
Stay tuned.

Sunday Bowling Get Together

Did you know that The Arc of Aurora hosts a Sunday bowling league? This year's season is underway and ends on May 19, 2019. 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.
 Policy Profile
Submitted by Hanni Raley, Assistant Executive Director
It is down to the wire in the 72nd Regular Session of the Colorado General Assembly with less than a month left in the session. Bills continue to be introduced, and bills that have passed through both chambers are landing on Governor Polis’ desk for his action. We are happy to report that a bill The Arc of Aurora has been in support of has been signed and is now a law that you can begin utilizing TODAY!

HB19-1028 added autism spectrum disorder as a qualifying medical condition for medical marijuana use.
 How You Can Help
Bid or make monetary donation
Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000! Visit the link below and make your bids or donation starting May 1, 2019! 

Click here to check out the auction or visit:
Spotlight On
Online Auction Donors
Thank you to all of the donors who made a contribution to our 2019 Online Auction! We received thousands of dollars of in-kind donations. Money raised from these donations will be used to help us continue changing lives in our community and afar by:

  • improving the systems designed to support people with I/DD;
  • encouraging schools to deliver the best free and appropriate education for each child with I/DD;
  • supporting independence and self-determination of adults with I/DD;
  • offering emergency food and other assistance to adults and families with children with I/DD; and
  • educating professionals about how to best work with individuals with I/DD.

Be sure to check out the Online Auction!
Alamo Draft House, American Furniture Warehouse, arc Thrift Stores, Autawash Car Care Centers, Baccio Trattoria, Bad Daddy's Burger Bar & Goodtimes, Blitz Paintball, Boondock's Food and Fun, Breckenridge Grand Vacations, Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, Bunko Babes of Piney Creek, City of Aurora-Golf Division, Clyfford Still Museum, Colorado National Speedway, Colorado Railroad Museum, Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club, Comedy Works, Comrade Brewing Company, Darla Stuart, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Puppet Theater, Denver Zoo, Dinosaur Ridge, Edible Beats, European Wax Center - Parker & Arapahoe Roads, Europtics, Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Hanni Raley, Howl at The Moon - Denver, Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Jack Rabbit Slims, Landmark Theatres, LCT Jewelry, Leopold Bros. distillery, Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival, Mesa Verde Museum Association, Molly Brown House Museum, Pirates Cove, Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, Sam’s No. 3, Santa's Workshop, Sipping N Painting Hampden, The Denver Escape Room, The Dinner Detective, The Lodge Casino/Brody Horan, The Melting Pot, Wines for Humanity, Yanni's Greek Restaurant, YMCA OF THE ROCKIES and Anonymous Donors. 
 A Message from the Executive Director
Submitted by Darla Stuart, Executive Director
Nancy Bowden’s last day with The Arc of Aurora was April 23, 2019. We wish her the best of luck. Should you have any Arc of Aurora business with Nancy, please reach out to me (Darla Stuart, ) or Hanni Raley, Assistant Executive Director ( ).