Amplifying Voices
Breanna Fetters, Director of Young Adult Advocacy, sits down to share more about our chapter's advocacy philosophy.
Join our Campaign for Advocacy! Your gift between now and December will help people with I/DD lead lives of their own choosing. Donate today !
Get Your Groove On for LifeAbility: Music
Save the date for Wednesday, November 20 at 10:00 AM at The Arc's office for our next LifeAbility Talk, which is all about music! Did you know that you can increase your happiness and improve your health with music? It’s powerful stuff, so let’s turn on some tunes and increase our well-being, together!

There will be more details in next week’s Arc in Motion e-mail, so stay tuned. You can also RSVP now to reserve your spots to or (303) 232-1338.

LifeAbility Talks are fun, free, interactive discussions designed to strengthen the abilities of self-advocates with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The talks are led by experienced self-advocates who cover topics that promote more independent, satisfying lives. Did we mention they’re also really fun?
October 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 and the Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities invite you to an informational class that addresses these topics and more.

When: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Where: The Arc - JCC&GC's office, 13949 W Colfax Ave, Bldg 1, Suite 150, Lakewood, CO 80401

A step-by-step guide to completing the guardianship forms that are required by law will be provided.

Because space is limited, please register in advance by clicking here, or register by calling Courtney at (303) 232-1338.
University of Northern Colorado - Open House

Join University of Northern Colorado's (UNC) Go On and Learn (GOAL) Program and Colorado ABLE for a special presentation on financing college education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Learn more about: 
  • College as a possibility for students with I/DD
  • Funding for students with I/DD to attend college, including financial aid
  • ABLE accounts 

When: Wednesday, November 6th from 5:30-7:15 PM
Where: UNC, Turner Hall 2310 13th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631

This open house is for middle school and high school students with disabilities, parents of individuals with I/DD, disability professionals, special education teachers, UNC students, etc.

*Dinner will be served.

Please click here to RSVP. For additional questions, please contact or (970) 351-4605.
FREE IEP Workshop

Join other parents and educators to learn more about IEPs at PEAK Parent Center's The IEP: A Tool for Realizing Possibilities.

When: Thursday, November 14 from 5:30–8:00 PM
Where: Jefferson County Head Start, 5150 Allison St, Arvada, CO 80002

Get answers to these questions and more:
  • How do I get ready for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting?
  • What needs to be included in an IEP?
  • How do I know if we have a good IEP or not?

*Spanish interpretation, Dinner and Childcare are available.

For more information, click here.

Participants may register online or by phone, (719) 531-9400. Please register by November 12!
Hey Lucky's Market Shoppers!

Are you looking for a simple way to support The Arc? Next time you grocery shop, go to Lucky's Market on Wadsworth! There are only TWO WEEKS left!

From now through November 9th, we’re one of three Lucky's Market Bags for Change partners.

All you need to do is bring your reusable grocery bags and at checkout the cashier will give you a wooden dime for each. Before leaving the store you’ll see the Bags for Change display (pictured). Just drop your dimes in the slot with our name. Then, in November, Lucky’s Market will add up what the community has donated, and make a donation to us for double the amount!

Be sure to stop by Lucky's Market, and don't forget to bring your bags!
Support The Arc While Shopping at Amazon
Still looking for Halloween costumes? Order through Amazon and save yourself a shopping trip!
Did you know that using AmazonSmile is a great way to support The Arc? Simply click here to shop and Amazon will donate to The Arc - Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties!
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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