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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
Interested in joining our team? We are hiring for a Bilingual Community Service Case Manager (CSCM). Interested invidivuals should send their resumes to Allison Campbell, Director of the CSCM Program, at hr@arc-sa.org or by fax: (210) 490-5196.

For more information on this position and others visit: https://www.arc-sa.org/pages/about-us/employment/
The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
Please join us in welcoming our new Director of the Adult Life Enrichment Program, Melissa Fisher! Melissa comes to us with over 30 years' experience working with individuals with intellectual & other developmental disabilities. Melissa has already hit the ground running and we are excited to see all the exciting things in store for the ALE program in the months and years to come!
The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
Today we are participating in Red Nose Day USA.

"Red Nose Day is a campaign with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated."

Show us all the fun ways you are participating in #RedNoseDay today in the comments below 🙂

#noseson
The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
Awesome Zac Brown Band!!!
The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
JOIN The DoSeum FOR A SPECIAL BEYOND LIMITS ON JULY 4TH!

The July 4th Beyond Limits will be bursting with sensory friendly activities and performances! Kids can paint their own firework display and experience a magic trick show inside their favorite DoSeum exhibit.

Learn more or register here: https://www.thedoseum.org/beyondlimits?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=MailChimp&utm_campaign=Beyond%20Limits&utm_content=Community%20Partners%20Email
The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
The following information is being shared by The Arc of San Antonio on behalf of our trusted community partners. Please contact Hemisfair for more information.

**VOLUNTEERS NEEDED**
Saturday, June 8th, from 9am-12pm at Hemisfair - Contact Jane at Jane.linde@hemisfair.org

The Inclusion Programming event will be a two-hour session with five to six experience stations providing exposure to art, music, communication modalities, technology, purposeful movement, outdoor play and healthy living. Having simultaneous activities appeals to a variety of interests within the community, achieving the goal of a truly inclusive space in which people benefit from the camaraderie of shared interests and interactions.

Activities Include:

*Music by Andyrooniverse
*Drum Circle by Drum Café South
*Story Time by BeeLingual Bee’s with readings of “All Are Welcome” and “The Big Umbrella”
*Face painting by I Paint U
*Cotton Candy Creationz
*Slime making with Scio STEAM
*Switch Play by Fusion Home Health
*Play with geo tunnels, squeezie seats, sensory mini mats and sensa tracks!

 


Interested in joining our team? We are hiring for a Bilingual Community Service Case Manager (CSCM).

For more information on this position and others visit: https://t.co/RdG0h6vEui https://t.co/mvem4w6mRA
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Please join us in welcoming our new Director of the Adult Life Enrichment Program, Melissa Fisher! Melissa comes to us with over 30 years' experience working with individuals with intellectual & other developmental disabilities! https://t.co/s8MMFjhr6n theArcofSA photo

Today we are participating in @RedNoseDayUSA

"Red Nose Day is a campaign with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated."

Show us all the fun ways you are participating in #RedNoseDay today! https://t.co/7f7oCCEjwZ
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We want to give a BIG thank you to Texas Capital Bank for supporting The Arc with a $5,000 gift that will help us grow our Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) and allow our participants to volunteer and serve out in our beautiful community! https://t.co/O5c4cbBmmF theArcofSA photo

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