The Arc of Tri-Cities Update
March - 2019
See below for activities, fun events and workshops.
Partners N Pals
Changes are being made in Partners N Pals this year, every camper must apply for Dial-A-Ride eligibility. Please follow the steps to our new application process: 

Partners N Pals Application Process 

First Step
1.Fill out a Dial A Ride Application
2.Have your doctor or their office staff complete the "Medical Care Provider" Form
3.Turn both forms into The Arc of Tri-Cities- by March 26th

Second Step
1.Partners N Pals registration complete and turn into The Arc of Tri-Cities

*If using DDA dollars, camp cost must be pre-authorized by case-manager

**Use the forms to the right to complete the Dial-A-Ride application and turn all completed paperwork into The Arc of Tri-Cities**
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Mandatory workshops will be held March 5 and March 25  (the March 11 workshop has been moved to March 25) at 5:30pm. RSVP not required. Call 783-1131 for more info. 
  
Partners N Pals LITs
The Arc of Tri-Cities is searching for youth ages 15 to 18 who want to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities. Through the efforts of youth volunteers, The Arc of Tri-Cities is able to offer more children with disabilities a chance to participate in summer fun activities. If you have a child who is interested in volunteering, visit arcoftricities.com/LIT for more information
Introducing the new Washington State ABLE Savings Plan.
Help us spread the word this month as we launch a statewide awareness campaign to inform people living with disabilities about the new Washington State ABLE Savings Plan. With an ABLE account, eligible individuals can save and invest without losing their disability
Three Part Special Education Series
Learn about Special Education, IEP, and resources available as Kennewick School District, Pasco School District and PAVE discuss Special Education for families. Click here to check out the flyer.

When: Part One: March 26, 6:00-7:30pm
Part Two: April 24 , 6:00-7:30pm
Part Three: May 22 , 6:00-7:00pm
Where: The Arc of Tri-Cities, 1455 SE Fowler
St., Richland, WA 99352
RSVP: Contact Melissa Brooks, RN
p2p@arcoftricities.com or
(509) 783-1131, ext. 100 and for
Spanish speaking, Maria Ramos:
mariar@arcoftricities.com,
(509) 619-2711
Resources and Assistive Technology

Join us on Thursday, March 27 to meet with Columbia Basin College! What accommodations and resources are available to my child with special needs? What Assistive Technology is available? Join us to find out answers to these questions and more! Class is Free. Spanish Support is available! 

Wednesday, March 27, 2017
6:00pm-7:30pm
The Arc of Tri-Cities
1455 Fowler St.
Richland, WA 99352
RSVP to Melissa Brooks, RN
p2p@arcoftricities.com or by
calling (509) 783-1131, ext. 100
Recreation
TROT Classes
Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities is offering classes this spring. The classes being offered are to help teach riding and horsemanship skills to people with physical and mental needs. Check out their flyer for all of the dates.
Zoo Trip
·  Woodland Park / Point Defiance Zoo
·   Pacific Science Center
·   Tour Seattle
Save the dates for this Spring!
          Thursday May 23rd to
          Friday, May 24th, 2019
Cost : $340
Pays for all meals, entry fees, gratuities, hotel, and transportation
Call 783-1131 to register - Spaces limited
Teens and Technology
Join us for Teens & Technology night, open to teens and young adults of all abilities! Bring and label your controllers! Drop off is ok, there will be supervision. (If attendee needs close supervision, parent or caregiver must remain present.) Please leave contact info for drop offs. Pizza and drinks provided. Cost is $5.

What: Teens & Technology
When: March 11, 2019, 5:30-8:00pm
Where: The Arc of Tri-Cities 1455 Fowler St. Richland, WA 99352
Fee: $5.00/person (bring to event)
Register: Call 783-1131, ext. 100 
VIVA LAS VEGAS!
A Night with The Arc of Tri-Cities

Join us for the Event of the Year!
An evening of dining, laughing and camaraderie!
Don't miss this chance to win the bid on some incredible silent and live auction items - and at the same time,
raise money for vital programs for people with disabilities!
April 19
Red Lion Pasco
5 - 9 pm ... $65 pp


Track & Field
The Track & Field information meeting will be on March 5th. Learn about the season schedule and pick up your registration paperwork at the meeting.

What: Track & Field Kickoff Meeting
When: Wednesday March 6th, 5:30 - 6:30
Where: Round Table Pizza, 3300 W Clearwater Ave, Kennewick
Soccer
Spring sports are starting soon! Be ready and start by reading and filling out your Soccer registration form. A Soccer Kickoff Meeting is scheduled for March 9th from 1:00 pm to 2:30pm

What: Soccer Kickoff Meeting
When: Saturday March 9th, 1:00-2:30
Where: The Arc of Tri-Cities 1455 Fowler St. Richland, WA 99352
Cycling
There is a Cycling Kickoff Meeting on March 27th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Attend to stay informed and register for the upcoming season!

What: Cycling Kickoff Meeting
When: Wednesday March 27th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Where: The Arc of Tri-Cities 1455 Fowler St. Richland, WA 99352
For more info call 783-1131


If you are interested in becoming a coach or volunteering, please visit our website for more information.
Swimming
Swim Team 1 still has some openings left for athletes. If you are interested in joining the team contact Jesse Growe, the team coach at cougarstrength@gmail.com.
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