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The Arc Arapahoe, Douglas & Elbert Counties provides workshops and other educational opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) 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.

The Arc ADventures in Learning:  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 Arc ADventures in Leadership: This group of self-advocates meets once a month to volunteer at local nonprofits throughout the metro area and learn leadership skills. Participants of the ADventures in Leadership group benefit from being involved in meaningful activity, and the community learns the abilities of individuals with disabilities.

The Arc ADventures in Fun: 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.

The Arc ADventures in Travel: 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.

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.

Building Blocks: Parents/caregivers of school-aged children (5 years +) with I/DD are invited to learn about what is necessary to adequately support children in the classroom, the doctor’s office and community.

Plan Well, Live Well, Leave Well: Future Planning is creating a guide for a person with I/DD to lead a good life as independently as possible.  Families are invited to attend this educational workshop to honor their loved one with a disability in a way that allows for their care after they are gone.

Understanding the Family Caregiver Program IHSS & CDASS Delivery Options: Families who are considering, or would like to learn more about, the Family Caregiver Program, In Home Support Service (IHSS) or Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) delivery options are invited to attend this event.

Please visit the Events section on our Facebook page to register for upcoming events.