Loren

The ARC Detroit Mission Statement: The ARC Detroit is dedicated and committed to providing advocacy for persons with intellectual impairments and other developmental disabilities wherever they choose to live, work and play.

Primary Activities: Monthly leisure and recreation program, information and referral program and services, monthly self-advocacy programs, parent outreach activities, person centered planning training, annual disability rights summit, assist with the development of Individualized Education Plans, promote the reduction of institutional populations, advocate for access to community opportunities, promote the value and potential of all people.
The ARC Detroit services more than 300 persons per year with intellectual and other developmental disabilities from ages five to seventy five. The Arc Detroit has provided wheelchairs for young people from low income families whom have grown out of their current wheelchairs. The Arc Detroit has found appropriate safe housing for people who wish to remain independent.
The ARC Detroit supports self-advocacy for people with intellectual impairments and other developmental disabilities through town hall meetings that included the director of para transit from the Department of Transportation from the City of Detroit. The Arc Detroit maintains a strong relationship with the Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority. The ARC Detroit has found that transportation is a major issue for people with disabilities throughout the metro Detroit area. The ARC Detroit has a strong commitment to advocate for access to community opportunities.
The ARC Detroit supports children with intellectual impairments and other developmental disabilities by helping families navigate through the special education process from preschool through high school. The ARC Detroit supports families through the transition process by helping find supports in the college he or she plans to attend or finding vocational training and placement. This kind of planning is also known as Transition services. Transition Planning may also include continuing and adult education as well as independent living services and supports. The ARC Detroit as a parent education and support service that meets monthly to address concerns the family has. The ARC Detroit has a monthly lecture series that included varies topics such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and the ABC's of behavior just to name a few.

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The Arc Detroit The Arc Detroit
The ARC Detroit is dedicated and committed to providing advocacy and services to persons with developmental disabilities and their families throughout the community.

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Chaz from Detroit, MI

Young artist living with autism; Publishing fees will allow me to sell my work.

Printing fees for my original comics will help me to sell my work & support my education. I want to provide support to others with similar challenges. More

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