SPARC Awards and Annual Meeting Honor Those Serving People with I/DD
This year’s Annual Meeting and SPARC Awards were a great success! We kicked off the night with Board President Helen Pietranczyk speaking on The State of The Arc and the election of new members to the Board of Directors .
We began our SPARC Awards with a special presentation from a panel of self-advocates, who wanted to share their Truths--what they’ve experienced, what they believe and what they want others to know. The panel was followed by a lively Q & A session.

After the self-advocate’s panel, we announced this year’s SPARC Award Winners:

• COMMUNITY CHAMPION: Foothills Park & Recreation District
• EDUCATION: Stacy Keene

Thank you so much to everyone who attended! Click here to view photos from the event on our Facebook page.
Life After High School Online Training Series Helps Young Adults Prepare for the Future with I/DD
Have questions about transition? Wondering what transition is? Is college a good choice for my student? Who can help my student find a job? How do we help students find what they want to do when they graduate? Life After High School Trainings can help!
Click here to view our Life After High School trainings online. JeffcoTAG is a redesigned website featuring a learning series that includes video vignettes, slide presentations, handouts, and web links to resources.
Support The Arc While Shopping at Amazon
Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 12 ! Now's the time to start thinking about what you want to get for all the mothers in your life.
Did you know that using AmazonSmile is a great way to support The Arc? Simply click here to shop for all your Mother's Day gifts and Amazon will donate to The Arc - Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties! Win-win!
Each eligible purchase you make will result in a donation to The Arc. Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.
For more information please see the complete AmazonSmile program details .
Junk Your Jalopy and Raise Money for The Arc!
Is it time to finally let go of your old car? We know, you had a good run. You got far more mileage out of it than you thought you would. It was a good car right up until the end. But now the necessary repairs to get it back on the road just don’t make financial sense and it’s not worth nearly as much as you thought it might be as a trade-in. It’s time. 
Don’t worry. Your old car is still valuable … in fact, it’s worth the world to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). You see, The Arc can take your old car as a donation and turn it into cash to directly help people with I/DD with such needs as employment, education, housing and advocacy to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect.
The Arc doesn’t care if your old car has some blemishes, a little rust, a dead battery or worse. Vehicles for Charity can take your clunker and turn it into cash at auction. To ensure your donation benefits our chapter, simply designate The Arc - Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties as the recipient, and the proceeds will come directly to us.
It’s easy to get started. Donate online or call 1-866-628-CARS, arrange your free pickup, and claim your tax deduction. To donate and for more information, click here .
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