Guardianship & Alternatives Training
There can be a lot of questions when a person with I/DD officially becomes an adult. As a parent or legal guardian, you may be asking yourself ...
• Are there more appropriate alternatives to guardianship?
• Should I apply for guardianship?
• What would be my responsibilities?
• What does it mean for my loved one with a disability?
The Arc - Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties invites you to an informational class that addresses these topics and more.
When: Next Tuesday, May 14 , 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: The Arc - JCC&GC office, 13949 W Colfax Ave, Bldg 1, Suite 150, Lakewood, CO 80401
A step-by-step guide to completing the guardianship forms required by law will be provided.
Because space is limited, PLEASE REGISTER . You can also register by calling (303) 232-1338.
Open Doors to Independence with Travel Training

Travel Training is the perfect place to address your concerns about trying, or maybe retrying, public transportation. Via & RTD Travel Trainers understand the reality of public transportation for people with I/DD, and they have been helping people learn about it for years. They also offer free individual travel training, during which travel trainers work one-on-one with a trainee for as long as it takes to insure safe, independent travel. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities, family members and caregivers are welcome to attend this intro Travel Training.

When: Wednesday, May 29 from 10 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: The Arc – JCCG office: 13949 W Colfax Ave, Bldg 1, Suite 150, Lakewood, CO 80401 

*Lunch will be included

1. Presentation starts at 10:00 AM
2. Next, we board an out-of-service RTD bus reserved just for our group, and we go through the same steps that riders take on in-service buses. 
3. We will ride the bus to a Light Rail station, where we board and travel by Light Rail. 
4. Lastly, we ride by bus back to The Arc for lunch starting between 12:00 and 12:30 PM.
5. All along the way you can get answers to your questions from the expert at RTD.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 28. Please email or call (303) 232-1338 to RSVP.

“Thank you so much for running the Travel Training! We were fortunate enough to have Dan work with our kids and he trained them on everything they need to know to be successful getting to their jobs and back home!” -- Karen B.
Save the Date! The Action Center's 2019 School Supply Distribution is August 5-10
When: August 5th – 10th
Hours: 10 AM – 3 PM
Where: Stevens Elementary School, 7101 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80333

*Due to the Wheat Ridge parade on August 10th, please use 44th Ave. to access the school.

School Supplies for children ages Pre-K through Grade 12!

Come only on your designated pick-up day. (See the list below)

1. You can receive school supplies for your children, if you:
  • live in Jefferson County,
  • your student attends school in Jefferson County, OR
  • are experiencing homelessness.
2. On your designated pick-up day, you MUST BRING WITH YOU:
  • Your Photo ID
  • Proof of Address or proof your student attends school in Jefferson County
  • ONE of the following documents for EACH child, to show their age:
  • Copy of birth certificate OR
  • Medical record with birthdate OR
  • School record/report card that shows the grade they’re enrolled in this year (You can use parent portal on your phone) OR
  • Blue/purple birth certificate card issued by The Action Center

Come to School Supply Distribution ONLY on the day that matches your Last Name!

If you come before your assigned day, you will be asked to return on an Open Day.

Parent’s Last Name Pick-up Day
E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L .................................................. Monday, Aug. 5th
M, N, O, P, Q, R ..................................................... Tuesday, Aug. 6th
S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z ......................................... Wednesday, Aug. 7th
A, B, C, D .............................................................. Thursday, Aug. 8th
Open to All Letters ..................................................... Friday, Aug. 9th
Open to All Letters ............................................... Saturday, Aug. 10th

For More Information, please click here to download the event's flyer, as well as details in Spanish, or call (303) 237-7704.

Does your family have other needs?
The Action Center can help! Services include: clothing area, self-select grocery, household items, personal care, ID and Birth Certificate vouchers and rent and utility assistance. ALL SERVICES REQUIRE AN APPOINTMENT. CALL (720) 215-4850 to schedule.
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 this Sunday, May 12 ! Now's the time to take action and get something 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 .
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