Grace is a clothing designer

Designed by Grace

“Designed by Grace,” is the inspiring story of a young woman’s dream to become a clothing designer. With a little help from Michelle Raven, Personal Shopper from Arc’s Value Village and Marina Shimelfarb, Perfect Fit Dressmaker, Grace’s sketches become real and the start of something big.   Jana Shortal featured Grace’s story on KARE 11’s Breaking the […]

Self Advocates

With Our Voices: A Gathering for Self-Advocates

We are all distinct individuals with our own likes and dislikes; we all have different opinions and beliefs. It is important to know who we are and what we believe in. If we know what is important to us and the things we care about, we can share that with others. Knowing who we are […]

A Home For You Workshop Series

Are you looking for a long-term housing solution for yourself or a loved one with intellectual or developmental disabilities?   Please join us for a two-part series on housing options for you or your family member. In these specialized workshops, participants will have a chance to explore housing options and build a personalized plan that […]

Retirement Handbook

Thinking About Retirement for Yourself or a Loved One?

The good news is that people with ­disabilities are living longer than ever before. The bad news is that there is no formal system in place to guide them in the transition to retirement or to life as an older person. This transition can cause anxiety for ­people with disabilities and their ­families.   Join […]

Abby displays her transition plan map

Planning Transition

Worried about life after your child’s graduation? Need help creating a plan? The Arc assists people 14-21 as they are considering their dreams, hopes and desires for the future. The Transition Vision Program is a facilitated process that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families set a goal and establish how to […]

Reporting Requirements Training

Have questions on reporting requirements? All are welcome to a training provided by DHS on June 16 from 9:30 – 11 am.    Reporting Requirements What to Report, Where to Report, and What Happens Next June 16  |  9:30 – 11 am  Brooklyn Park Library Mississippi River Room 8500 W Broadway Ave Brooklyn Park, MN […]

Why People Call

2016 Annual Report

We are pleased to introduce the 2016 Annual Report for The Arc Greater Twin Cities in a new online format. The new format is designed to be easily accessible and each section of the report features links to help you learn more about Programs and Services, Public Policy, and ways that you can get involved in supporting […]

Annual Meeting and Volunteer Celebration Set for Friday, May 19

Join us for the Annual Meeting and Volunteer Celebration on Friday, May 19. The gathering will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Bloomington featuring Lindsey Brown, anchor/reporter with KSTP-TV as emcee for the event. A complimentary breakfast will be served!   The brief business meeting will include the election of Directors […]