Events Calendar

Dads with Kids with Special Needs

Monday February 8, 2016

This support group specifically for fathers meets on the second Monday of each month Sept. - May. Offered in collaboration with Minneapolis Early Childhood Family Education, which also provides child care.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wilder School, ECFE Parent Room
3328 Elliot Ave. S
Minneapolis

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District 51 Legislative Home Visit

Tuesday February 9, 2016

Residents of Senate District 51 are invited to discuss issues affecting persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities at a home visit with their elected officials. Invited policymakers are Sen. Jim Carlson, Rep. Sandra Masin, Rep. Laurie Halvorson, Metropolitan Council member Steven Chavez and District 196 School Board member Gary Huusko. Free, but please RSVP by calling 952-915-3665 or emailing genemartinez@thearcgtc.org.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

Home of Pam & Joe Gonnella
792 Sunset Drive
Eagan

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Parents of Children with Autism

Tuesday February 9, 2016

This free parent support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month year-round.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Family Achievement Center
2101 Wooddale Dr., Suite A
Woodbury

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PICA Parent Support Group

Tuesday February 9, 2016

This free monthly support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month and supports parents with children receiving O.T., P.T., Speech or Early Intervention Services. The February topic is: Healthy Eating - Food Experiences.

10 am - 11:30 am

Fraser Center Parent Lounge
700 Humboldt Ave. N.
Minneapolis

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General Support Group of Southwest Metro

Thursday February 11, 2016

This free networking group meets on the second Thursday of every month.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
951 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday February 11, 2016

This free networking group meets on the third Thursday of the month, with childcare provided in partnership with Stillwater Area Public Schools.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd N
Lake Elmo

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Support Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

Thursday February 11, 2016

This free support group meets on the second Thursday of each month.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

St. John's Lutheran Church
300 4th St. E
Chaska

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South of the River Resource & Education Fair

Saturday February 13, 2016

The Dakota/Scott CTIC, IEIC and Dakota County Collaborative invite children with special needs ages birth-21 and their families to this free event to learn more about services for indivduals with disabilities. There will be a vendor fair with over 30 local resources and information on employment and housing supports, social and recreational activities, financial support, support & advocacy and more. For information call 952-891-7400 or email janell.schilman@co.dakota.mn.us or andrea.grossman@co.dakota.mn.us.

9 am - 12 pm

Dakota County Western Service Center
14955 Galaxie Ave.
Apple Valley

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Anoka Area Autism Family Support Group

Tuesday February 16, 2016

This free Autism family support group meets on the third Tuesday of each month year-round.

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
11115 Hanson Blvd NW
Coon Rapids

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Parents to Parents Support Group

Wednesday February 17, 2016

This group of parents of special kids meets on the third Wednesday of the month to share resources and experiences. Free.

7 pm - 9 pm

Kamp Kinder
304 White St. SE
Watertown, MN

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South of the River Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

Sunday February 21, 2016

This free parent group meets on the third Sunday of each month.

5 pm - 7 pm

Shepherd of the Valley Church
12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Apple Valley

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Hastings Down Syndrome Connections

Monday February 22, 2016

Monday of the month. Child care is provided. Offered in collaboration with the Hastings School District and the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota.

6 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W
Hastings

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General Support Group of White Bear Lake

Tuesday February 23, 2016

This free support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

White Bear Lake Library
2150 Second St.
White Bear Lake

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Adelante! (St. Paul)

Wednesday February 24, 2016

This free networking group for Spanish-speaking families meets on the fourth Wednesday September-May.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary School
740 York Ave.
St. Paul

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Senate District 42 Legislative Visit

Thursday February 25, 2016

The Arc GTC and United Self-Advocates invite residents of Senate District 42 to a legislative event with their elected officials. Officials invited to participate include Sen. Bev Scalze; Rep. Jason Isaacson; Rep. Barb Yarusso; Ramsey Co. Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire; Little Canada Mayor John Keis; Council Members Tom Fischer, Michael McGraw, Rick Montour and Christian Torkelson and Metropolitan Council Member Sandy Rummel. The 2016 legislative session is on the horizon and elected officals need to know their consituents concerns on issues such as transportation, special education, recreation, case management services, Medical Assistance and more.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

J. Arthur's Coffee Shop
2441 Rice Street
Little Canada

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Somali Taageer

Thursday February 25, 2016

This special education family group is presented in Somali. Pizza and childcare are provided.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

St. Paul Public Schools
354 Colborne St.
St. Paul

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Parent Support Group for Children with Special Needs

Monday February 29, 2016

This free parent support group meets on the last Monday of the month year-round.

6 pm - 8 pm

Therapy OPS
2925 Buckley Way
Inver Grove Heights

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Sibshops

Tuesday March 1, 2016

Sibshops are for brothers and sisters of a child who has a disability. Sessions are free for children of Arc members and $10 per child per session for all others. Call 952-920-0855 for more information.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

Jewish Community Center
1375 St. Paul Ave.
St. Paul

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Sexual Education and Disabilities

Thursday March 3, 2016 - Friday March 4, 2016

8:30 am - 4:30 pm



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Sexuality Education and Disabilities

Thursday March 3, 2016 - Friday March 4, 2016

In this 2-day session, led by Katherine McLaughlin, an expert in sexuality and developmental disabilities, professionals and self-advocates will learn skills and practice effective ways to teach sexuality education classes.

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Christ Presbyterian Church - Fireside Room
6901 Normandale Rd.
Edina, MN 55435

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Parents of Children with Autism

Tuesday March 8, 2016

This free parent support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month year-round.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Family Achievement Center
2101 Wooddale Dr., Suite A
Woodbury

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Parents of Children with Autism

Tuesday March 8, 2016

This free parent support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month year-round.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Family Achievement Center
2101 Wooddale Dr., Suite A
Woodbury

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PICA Parent Support Group

Tuesday March 8, 2016

This free monthly support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month and supports parents with children receiving O.T., P.T., Speech or Early Intervention Services. The March topic is: Early Childhood Special Education Program.

10 am - 11:30 am

Fraser Center
700 Humboldt Ave. N
Minneapolis

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General Support Group of the Southwest Metro

Thursday March 10, 2016

This free networking group meets on the second Thursday of every month.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
951 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen

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Support Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

Thursday March 10, 2016

This free support group meets on the second Thursday of each month.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

St. John's Lutheran Church
300 4th St. E
Chaska

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Dads with Kids with Special Needs

Monday March 14, 2016

This support group specifically for fathers meets on the second Monday of each month Sept. - May. Offered in collaboration with Minneapolis Early Childhood Family Education, which also provides child care.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wilder School, ECFE Parent Room
3328 Elliot Ave. S.
Minneapolis

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Anoka Area Autism Family Support Group

Tuesday March 15, 2016

This free Autism family support group meets on the third Tuesday of each month year-round.

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
11115 Hanson Blvd NW
Coon Rapids

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Parents to Parents Support Group

Wednesday March 16, 2016

This group of parents of special kids meets on the third Wednesday of the month to share resources and experiences. Free.

7 pm - 9 pm

Kamp Kinder
304 White St. SE
Watertown

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday March 17, 2016

This free networking group meets on the third Thursday of the month, with childcare provided in partnership with Stillwater Area Public Schools.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd N
Lake Elmo

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South of the River Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

Sunday March 20, 2016

This free parent group meets on the third Sunday of each month.

5 pm - 7 pm

Shepherd of the Valley Church
12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Apple Valley

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Adelante! (St. Paul)

Wednesday March 23, 2016

This free networking group for Spanish-speaking families meets on the fourth Wednesday September-May.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary School
740 York Ave.
St. Paul

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Somali Taageer

Thursday March 24, 2016

This special education family group is presented in Somali. Pizza and childcare are provided.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

St. Paul Public Schools
354 Colborne St.
St. Paul

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Parent Support Group for Children with Special Needs

Monday March 28, 2016

This free parent support group meets on the last Monday of the month year-round.

6 pm - 8 pm

Therapy OPS
2925 Buckley Way
Inver Grove Heights

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General Support Group of White Bear Lake

Tuesday March 29, 2016

This free support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Note March date change.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

White Bear Lake Library
2150 Second St.
White Bear Lake

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Sibshops

Tuesday April 5, 2016

Sibshops are for brothers and sisters of a child who has a disability. Sessions are free for children of Arc members and $10 per child per session for all others. Call 952-920-0855 for more information.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

Jewish Community Center
1375 St. Paul Ave.
St. Paul

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Dads with Kids with Special Needs

Monday April 11, 2016

This support group specifically for fathers meets on the second Monday of each month Sept. - May. Offered in collaboration with Minneapolis Early Childhood Family Education, which also provides child care.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wilder School, ECFE Parent Room
3328 Elliot Ave. S.
Minneapolis

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Parents of Children with Autism

Tuesday April 12, 2016

This free parent support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month year-round.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Family Achievement Center
2101 Wooddale Dr., Suite A
Woodbury

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Parents to Parents Support Group

Tuesday April 12, 2016

This group of parents of special kids meets on the third Wednesday of the month to share resources and experiences. Free.

7 pm - 9 pm

Kamp Kinder
304 White St. SE
Watertown

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General Support Group of the Southwest Metro

Thursday April 14, 2016

This free networking group meets on the second Thursday of every month.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
951 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen

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Support Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

Thursday April 14, 2016

This free support group meets on the second Thursday of each month.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

St. John's Lutheran Church
300 4th St. E
Chaska

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South of the River Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

Sunday April 17, 2016

This free parent group meets on the third Sunday of each month.

5 pm - 7 pm

Shepherd of the Valley Church
12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Apple Valley

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Anoka Area Autism Family Support Group

Tuesday April 19, 2016

This free Autism family support group meets on the third Tuesday of each month year-round.

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
11115 Hanson Blvd NW
Coon Rapids

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday April 21, 2016

This free networking group meets on the third Thursday of the month, with childcare provided in partnership with Stillwater Area Public Schools.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd N
Lake Elmo

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Hastings Down Syndrome Connections

Monday April 25, 2016

Monday of the month. Child care is provided. Offered in collaboration with the Hastings School District and the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota.

6 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Parent Support Group for Children with Special Needs

Monday April 25, 2016

This free parent support group meets on the last Monday of the month year-round.

6 pm - 8 pm

Therapy OPS
2925 Buckley Way
Inver Grove Heights

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General Support Group of White Bear Lake

Tuesday April 26, 2016

This free support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

White Bear Lake Library
2150 Second St.
White Bear Lake

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Adelante! (St. Paul)

Wednesday April 27, 2016

This free networking group for Spanish-speaking families meets on the fourth Wednesday September-May.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary School
740 York Ave
St. Paul

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Somali Taageer

Thursday April 28, 2016

This special education family group is presented in Somali. Pizza and childcare are provided.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

St. Paul Public Schools
354 Colborne St.
St. Paul

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Sibshops

Tuesday May 3, 2016

Sibshops are for brothers and sisters of a child who has a disability. Sessions are free for children of Arc members and $10 per child per session for all others. Call 952-920-0855 for more information.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

Jewish Community Center
1375 St. Paul Ave.
St. Paul

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PICA Parent Support Group

Tuesday May 10, 2016

This free monthly support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month and supports parents with children receiving O.T., P.T., Speech or Early Intervention Services. The May topic is: Celebrate Parenthood

10 am - 11:30 am

Fraser Center
700 Humboldt Ave. N
Minneapolis

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Parents to Parents Support Group

Wednesday May 18, 2016

This group of parents of special kids meets on the third Wednesday of the month to share resources and experiences. Free.

7 pm - 9 pm

Kamp Kinder
304 White St. SE
Watertown

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Call The Arc at
952-920-0855
to register for events.


Registration appreciated for both members and non-members, regardless of whether or not there is a registration fee.

Thank you!