The Arc Arapahoe & Douglas Counties provides workshops and other educational opportunities for people with disabilities and their families in an effort to help them make well-informed decisions about their life.
We create curriculum based off of feedback we hear from the community. Please let us know if you have an idea for a workshop or program you believe will benefit self-advocates, parents, and caregivers.
Check out the current roster of fun activities and educational opportunities listed below. We also encourage you to visit our video library as many of our workshops are offered with supplemental information participants can refer to before and after events.
Learning for Living: This educational series is designed for young adults with I/DD and focuses on learning about relationships. The curriculum explores friendships, boyfriends/girlfriends, and community safety.
The Two-Way Street: This group of self-advocates meets once a month to volunteer at local nonprofits throughout the metro area and learn leadership skills. The “Two-Way Street” concept is that our self-advocates benefit from being involved in meaningful activity, and the community learns the abilities of individuals with disabilities.
Fun Fridays: Self-advocates with I/DD are invited to join this social group formed in the name FUN. Participants are encouraged to hang out and enjoy yoga, cooking competitions, open mic nights, dancing, and more! This program provides an excellent opportunity for young adults with I/DD to explore their community in a safely monitored setting.
Get Active with The Arc: We recognize that obesity is a problem for many individuals with disabilities and learning about how to stay healthy is important for all. Our goal with this workshop is to turn individuals with disabilities into self-advocates for their health!
Step Up Into Life After High School: This workshop is conducted by our chapter to assist parents and young adults with understanding resources and planning for life after high school.
How Do I Get There?: Public transportation is the gateway to independence for individuals with disabilities. During this workshop, participants learn how to access public transit, read schedules, plan trips, and overcome their fear of traveling throughout the Denver metro area.