What is I/DD?

Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are terms used to describe individuals with any type of disability. Some people may have trouble with intellectual functioning which affects their every day social and practical living skills. While others may have developmental issues; lifelong disabilities caused by mental and/or physical impairments. Some well-known disabilities include: Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy, but there are literally hundreds of disabling conditions which fall under the I/DD umbrella.

Adult Life Enrichment

One of the greatest challenges for families of adults with moderate to severe disabilities is finding a program that can meet the developmental, physical, and behavioral needs of their family member. While school-aged, individuals with special needs have access to a myriad of services which are often provided at no cost to their families. Once graduated, however, they find themselves in need of community-based programs which currently are largely unprepared to provide the intensity and range of services needed to continue the level of learning these young adults experienced while in school. The Arc helps answer the question “What happens when the school bus stops coming?” through our Adult Life Enrichment Program.

Support for Families

The Arc of San Antonio aims to be the provider of choice for day services for individuals with I/DD and for assistance and case management services to families seeking guidance, direction, and access to needed services in the San Antonio area. The Arc strives to be a social service home to all those with special needs and to readily assist families during all phases of life. The goal is to help families move toward greater independence and self-advocacy. We currently offer 3 programs: Community Services Case Management—CSCM; Community Living Assistance and Support Services—CLASS and Family Support Services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Catch the next session of Across the Spectrum, Wednesday Sept. 25th at 11:45 am right here on our page! Make sure to tune in for a great conversation with Autism Lifeline Links, Any Baby Can of San Antonio, and Lorene Dillard Advocacy and Consulting
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The Arc of San Antonio
Interested in working as a champion for children with special needs? The Arc is now hiring a Community Services Care Management (CSCM) Bilingual Case Manager. This program services children and young adults not currently covered by Medicaid, with intellectual or developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs. Our case managers work with families to identify needs, create personalized plans, and connect with other resources. Resumes may be sent to Allison Campbell, Director of CSCM and Community Education, at The Arc of San Antonio by email: hr@arc-sa.org
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Catch the newest podcast done with Beyond Disability Texas Podcast - Special Needs Family Resources .

https://beyonddisabilitytexas.com/episode-4-the-arc-of-san-antonio/?fbclid=IwAR0Mz7IPll5ujgpC0Rb8SS9Fn4IzNNgO2aSnJNA90Tn0Psz8_Hg79PY4gT4
The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
Want to spend an evening with The Arc on October 9th? Volunteers are needed for The Achievers of the Year Awards Banquet at Morgan’s Wonderland. This annual event, is attended by over 400 guests, honoring individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities for their accomplishments. Volunteers will assist with setup, guide guests to their assigned tables, deliver plated food to guests, and enjoy a great meal.
Find the link to sign up https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AchieverVolunteer19 Questions? Please contact Sarah Kazen, skazen@arc-sa.org
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The next Autism Accessible Browsing Hour at Guerra Library will be held on Saturday, September 28th from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Neurodiverse families and individuals are invited to a judgment-free, low lighting, sensory friendly hour. The entire library is yours to use and enjoy! This evening there will be a bubble machine and an opportunity to "Just Dance" in the meeting room. In the main library space, you'll find blocks, play dough and other items to explore. A calming space will be available.

 


We are pleased to share that we will continue to host our Support Groups. This will be an opportunity for families in the special needs community to meet, mingle, and support each other in a friendly, safe environment. For families and caregivers of individuals of all ages. https://t.co/N8GSwcYuuk theArcofSA photo

SAVE THE DATES!
Our Planning for the Future Series returns on Saturday, September 7th, 2019!

PFTF is a series of workshops designed to help self-advocates and parents/caregivers of children/young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities plan for the future. https://t.co/mhZkCmcD10
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"I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom." — John Thune
Happy #FlagDay #flagday🇺🇸 #murica https://t.co/SCGlAwHrd4
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