News You Can Use
July - September, 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.

To get frequent updates on resources, disability policy information, and community happenings, find us on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter .
Upcoming Events
Become a Member for 2019/2020

The Arc of Aurora is a membership organization and welcomes all to renew or join, especially in the month of July! Not only do you receive benefits  and create a partnership with the organization, you also add your voice to those locally, statewide, and nationally who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). To learn more, to become a Member, or to renew your membership, click here .

Please note that all 2018/2019 memberships and benefits with The Arc of Aurora expire on July 31, 2019.
Contact Erica with your membership questions.
Annual Membership Meeting and Family-Friendly Film

Saturday, November 2
11:00AM - 2:00PM

 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 family-friendly film . We are excited to offer a private movie showing just for our Members!

All 2019/2020 Members of The Arc of Aurora are welcome to attend this FREE event. Popcorn and drink will be available for purchase.

Mark your calendar now and be on the look out for final details, including the film and location, in our October issue of News You Can Use .
 Policy Profile
Submitted by Hanni Raley, Assistant Executive Director
The first session of the 72nd Colorado legislative session adjourned on May 3, 2019, and tallied many successes for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Due to the many hours of community and chapter testimony, advocacy and connecting with local legislators, Colorado should expect improvements in community living for people with IDD and their families.
 How You Can Help
Make a donation to our food bank
The emergency food bank at The Arc of Aurora is completely donation driven and is only available to our families and individuals with I/DD facing hunger and food insecurity. We welcome donations of unexpired nonperishable goods and hygiene items, and accept food bank donations year-round. Contact Erica if you're interested in making a donation or doing a food drive.

Spotlight On
Our volunteers making a difference
To Our Giving and Dedicated Volunteers,

Thank you.

Thank you for your selflessness and your giving spirit, and for offering your time to serve others. Thank you for your compassion and your awareness, and for seeing the need by providing us your time. But most of all, thank you for your kindness, care, and love for giving back. The Arc of Aurora is grateful to our volunteer family and in awe of your dedication.

Do you or a group want to volunteer for The Arc of Aurora? Contact Erica at the office. | 720-213-1420
Learning and education
THINK+change is The Arc of Aurora’s social enterprise 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.

Check out THINK+change’s TALKS, TRAININGS, TOOLS product line at