Events Calendar

Anoka Area Autism Family Support Group

Tuesday October 21, 2014

This free networking group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
11115 Hanson Blvd. NW.
Coon Rapids

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Adelante! (St. Paul)

Wednesday October 22, 2014

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The St.Paul group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month September-June.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Building Community Friendships and Belonging

Wednesday October 22, 2014

Could your adult son or daughter benefit from having more friends who share his or her interests? If your son or daughter recently graduated or will graduate in the next year or two, are you concerned that he or she has lost friends or will lose friends? The U of M has a new training and research project to address these concerns. Your family is eligible if you have an adult child living at home who has an intellectual or developmental disability. The project will last through fall 2016 with bi-monthly or quarterly meetings. Come learn what will be involved at this informational session. RSVP to Kathleen O'Donnell, odonn073@umn.edu or 763-452-8315.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

Lunds and Byerly's Community Meeting Room
3945 West 50th St.
Edina

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Consumer Support Grant

Wednesday October 22, 2014

This Hennepin Co. workshop is an introduction to the Consumer Support Grant for people eligible for Medical Assistance or Medical Assistance Home Care Services, but not on a Medical Assistance Waiver. Learn how a person can receive funding, use that money to purchase services and the types of services a person may purchase, as well as client responsibilities and the role of the county. Register by calling 612-596-6631.

1 pm - 3 pm

Hosmer Library
347 E. 36th St.
Minneapolis

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District 57 Apple Valley Home Visit

Wednesday October 22, 2014

Erich, Gail and Doug Hoffmann invite residents of Senate District 57 to come and visit with state and local officials. Elected officials invited include Sen.Greg Clausen, Rep. Tara Mack, Rep. Anna Wills, Dakota Co. Commissioner Chris Gerlach, District 196 school board members Art Coulson, Joel Albright, Mike Roseen and Bob Schutte; Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland; Met Council member Wendy Wulff and House of Representative candidates Bruce Folken and Denise Packard. Help educate policymakers by sharing your stories and perspectives on issues such as transportation, special education, recreation and more. Space is limited. Free, but please RSVP via email to peterfricke@thearcgtc.org or call 952-915-3631.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

Hoffmann Home
4931 142nd St. W
Apple Valley

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Hmong Special Needs

Wednesday October 22, 2014

This new networking group is for Hmong-speaking families and meets every Wednesday through Dec. 31, 2014. Children participate in the Youth Athletes program in collaboration with Special Olympics Minnesota while parents meet. RSVPs required to Mai Chang at 952-915-3624.

5 pm - 6:30 pm

Eastside YMCA
875 Arcade St.
St. Paul

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Stillwater Area Parent Association for Special Education (PASE)

Thursday October 23, 2014

This free monthly parent networking group meets on the third Thursday. Child care is provided.

6 pm - 8 pm

Stillwater Public Library
224 Third St. N.
Stillwater

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Guardianship/Limited Guardianship

Monday October 27, 2014

At 18, any person is considered a competent adult unless a petition is filed for guardianship or limited guardianship. This introductory Hennepin Co. session provides basic information on the difference, powers assigned by the court, responsibilities of the guardian and options on completing the process at no cost. Register by calling 612-596-6631.

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

North Regional Library, North Half Meeting Room
1315 Lowry Ave. No.
Minneapolis

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Hastings Down Syndrome Connections

Monday October 27, 2014

This free networking group for families with a family member who has Down syndrome is offered in collaboration with the Hastings School District and meets on the fourth Monday of the month Sept.-May.

6 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Monday October 27, 2014

Sibshops are for siblings of children with disabilities. Have fun and meet others in your same situation, sharing ideas on how to deal with your feelings and situations that may arise. Free for children of members of The Arc and $10 per child per session for all others.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St.W.
Hastings

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Supplemental & Special Needs Trusts: Understanding the Role of Trustee

Monday October 27, 2014

Are you a trustee for a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability? Are you considering becoming a trustee? Find a wealth of information about the role of trustee at this forum. Experts will give an overview, explaining the difference between a supplemental trust and a special needs trust; talk about the responsibilities of a trustee and what you need to know about filing taxes. Free for families participating in The Arc's Lifetime Assistance Progam (LAP) and $10 per family for all others. Space is limited. RSVP by Oct. 20 by emailing peterfricke@thearcgtc.org or call 952-915-3631.

Woodlake Lutheran Church
7525 Oliver Ave. S.
Richfield

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General Support Group of White Bear Lake

Tuesday October 28, 2014

This free networking group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September - May.

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Kowalski's
4391 Lake Ave. S.
White Bear Lake

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Hmong Special Needs

Wednesday October 29, 2014

This new networking group is for Hmong-speaking families and meets every Wednesday through Dec. 31, 2014. Children participate in the Youth Athletes program in collaboration with Special Olympics Minnesota while parents meet. RSVPs required to Mai Chang at 952-915-3624.

5 pm - 6:30 pm

Eastside YMCA
875 Arcade St.
St. Paul

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Transition Resource Fair - Northwest Metro CTIC

Thursday October 30, 2014

Students ages 14-21 receiving Special Education services and their parents or guardians are invited to this free Transition Fair providing valuable information on a variety of resources for youth with disabilities. Call Kate Berg at 952-767-4174 or kberg@meridiansvs.com for more information.

5 pm - 8 pm

Anoka Ramsey Community College
11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Tuesday November 4, 2014

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

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

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Waiver Overview for Individuals Under 65

Tuesday November 4, 2014

This is a basic overview of home and community-based waiver programs including the Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) waiver, Community Alternative Care Waiver (CAC) and Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver (TBI). This session will review the service menu for each, provide examples of how the programs are used and explain the process to apply for a long term care waiver. The session will also provide an overview of Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS). Register by calling 612-596-6631.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Champlin Library
12154 Ensign Ave. N.
Champlin

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Hmong Special Needs

Wednesday November 5, 2014

This new networking group is for Hmong-speaking families and meets every Wednesday through Dec. 31, 2014. Children participate in the Youth Athletes program in collaboration with Special Olympics Minnesota while parents meet. RSVPs required to Mai Chang at 952-915-3624.

5 pm - 6:30 pm

Eastside YMCA
875 Arcade St.
St. Paul

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How to Hire Caregivers Who Make a Difference

Thursday November 6, 2014

As one considers moving out of the home, there are real concerns regarding who is going to care for the person in the future. This Hennepin Co. session will discuss strategies people have used to recruit good caregivers, where to look for them and ways to keep them. Register by calling 612-596-6631.

6 pm - 8 pm

North East Library
2200 Central Ave. NE
Minneapolis

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Dads with Kids with Special Needs

Monday November 10, 2014

This group is specifically for fathers and meets Sept. - May on the second Monday of the month. Free group is 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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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Monday November 10, 2014

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cross of Glory Church, Room 106
4600 Shady Oak Road
Hopkins

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Parents of Children with Autism (Woodbury)

Tuesday November 11, 2014

This free networking group for parents with a child who has Autism meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September - June. No meeting in December.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Family Achievement Center
2101 Wooddale Dr., Suite A
Woodbury

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PICA-CREW (Caring Resourceful Empowering Workshops)

Tuesday November 11, 2014

This free general disability support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. It is held in collaboration with Parents in Community Action (PICA). Childcare reimbursement, snacks and refreshments available.

10 am - 11:30 am

Fraser Center
700 Humboldt Ave. N
Minneapolis

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Support Group for Parents of Special Kids

Tuesday November 11, 2014

This free support group for parents of kids with disabilities meets monthly on the second Monday in the facilitator's residence.

7 pm - 9 pm


304 White St. SE
Watertown

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Hmong Special Needs

Wednesday November 12, 2014

This new networking group is for Hmong-speaking families and meets every Wednesday through Dec. 31, 2014. Children participate in the Youth Athletes program in collaboration with Special Olympics Minnesota while parents meet. RSVPs required to Mai Chang at 952-915-3624.

5 pm - 6:30 pm

Eastside YMCA
875 Arcade St.
St. Paul

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Adelante!

Thursday November 13, 2014

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The Minneapolis group meets on the second Thursday of the month September-June. It is offered in collaboration with PICA Headstart.

6 pm - 8 pm

PICA - McKnight
4225 Third Ave. S.
Minneapolis

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General Support Group of the Southwest Metro

Thursday November 13, 2014

This free support group meets on the second Thursday of the month all year long.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Parents of Children with Autism (Hastings)

Thursday November 13, 2014

This free networking group for parents with a child who has Autism meets on the second Thursdayof each month, October - June.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Support Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

Thursday November 13, 2014

This free networking group meets on the second Thursday of each month, September- May.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

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

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Waiver Overview for Individuals Under 65

Thursday November 13, 2014

This is a basic overview of home and community-based waiver programs including the Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) waiver, Community Alternative Care Waiver (CAC) and Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver (TBI). This session will review the service menu for each, provide examples of how the programs are used and explain the process to apply for a long term care waiver. The session will also provide an overview of Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS). Register by calling 612-596-6631.

1 pm - 3 pm

Eastman Nature Center
13351 Elm Creek Road
Dayton

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Person-Centered Thinking: Putting You in Charge

Saturday November 15, 2014

The Arc Minnesota Statewide Conference is all about learning more about how you can take charge of your life and your services. Self-advocates, parents and family members are all invited. The one-day conference will give you the conceptual knowledge and practical skills to advocate for and help create services that meet your needs, desires and dreams. Learn more at www.arcmn.org.

Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria St. N.
Shoreview

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

Sunday November 16, 2014

This free networking group meets on the third Sunday of every month year-round.

5 pm - 7 pm

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

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Getting There: The Future of Public Transit for Persons with Disabilities

Monday November 17, 2014

Don't miss this forum which will feature a panel addressing new and upcoming Metro Mobility changes, how the Olmstead Plan will impact transit options and how MoveMN is working to pass a transit reform bill. Panelists invited include representatives from Metro Mobility, the Olmstead Plan Implementation Office, MoveMN and a self-advocate from The Arc's Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee. Light refreshments served. Please RSVP by calling 952-920-0855 or email peterfricke@arcgreatertwincities.org.

6 pm - 8 pm

Globe University
8147 Globe Drive, 2nd floor
Woodbury

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Anoka Area Autism Family Support Group

Tuesday November 18, 2014

This free networking group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
11115 Hanson Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids

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Stillwater Area Parent Association for Special Education (PASE)

Tuesday November 18, 2014

This free monthly parent networking group meets on the third Thursday. Child care is provided.

6 pm - 8 pm

Stillwater Public Library
224 Third St. N.
Stillwater

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Hmong Special Needs

Wednesday November 19, 2014

This new networking group is for Hmong-speaking families and meets every Wednesday through Dec. 31, 2014. Children participate in the Youth Athletes program in collaboration with Special Olympics Minnesota while parents meet. RSVPs required to Mai Chang at 952-915-3624.

5 pm - 6:30 pm

Eastside YMCA
875 Arcade St.
St. Paul

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Consumer Support Grant

Thursday November 20, 2014

This Hennepin Co. workshop is an introduction to the Consumer Support Grant for people eligible for Medical Assistance or Medical Assistance Home Care Services, but not on a Medical Assistance Waiver. Learn how a person can receive funding, use that money to purchase services and the types of services a person may purchase, as well as client responsibilities and the role of the county. Register by calling 612-596-6631.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ridgedale Library, Meeting room 229
12601 Ridgedale Dr
Minnetonka

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Thursday November 20, 2014

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.Meets at the same location, dates and times as the Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group. Parents need not attend the networking group for their children to attend Sibshops.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N
Stillwater

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday November 20, 2014

This free monthly parent networking group meets on the third Thursday. Child care is provided.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday November 20, 2014

The Stillwater parent group meets on the third Thursday of each month all year long. It is offered in collaboration with the Stillwater Area School District, with childcare and food provided. Please RSVP for childcare by calling The Arc at 952-920-0855. Come join this free parent networking group!

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Lake Elmo

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Hastings Down Syndrome Connections

Monday November 24, 2014

This free networking group for families with a family member who has Down syndrome is offered in collaboration with the Hastings School District and meets on the fourth Monday of the month Sept.-May.

6 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Monday November 24, 2014

Sibshops are for siblings of children with disabilities. Have fun and meet others in your same situation, sharing ideas on how to deal with your feelings and situations that may arise. Free for children of members of The Arc and $10 per child per session for all others.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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General Support Group of White Bear Lake

Tuesday November 25, 2014

This free networking group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September - May.

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Kowalski's
4391 Lake Ave. S.
White Bear Lake

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Adelante! (St. Paul)

Wednesday November 26, 2014

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The St.Paul group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month September-June.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Hmong Special Needs

Wednesday November 26, 2014

This new networking group is for Hmong-speaking families and meets every Wednesday through Dec. 31, 2014. Children participate in the Youth Athletes program in collaboration with Special Olympics Minnesota while parents meet. RSVPs required to Mai Chang at 952-915-3624.

5 pm - 6:30 pm

Eastside YMCA
875 Arcade St.
St. Paul

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Guardianship/Limited Guardianship

Tuesday December 2, 2014

At 18, any person is considered a competent adult unless a petition is filed for guardianship or limited guardianship. This introductory Hennepin Co. session provides basic information on the difference, powers assigned by the court, responsibilities of the guardian and options on completing the process at no cost. Register by calling 612-596-6631.

2 pm - 4 pm

Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave. N
Minneapolis

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Tuesday December 2, 2014

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

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

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Hmong Special Needs

Wednesday December 3, 2014

This new networking group is for Hmong-speaking families and meets every Wednesday through Dec. 31, 2014. Children participate in the Youth Athletes program in collaboration with Special Olympics Minnesota while parents meet. RSVPs required to Mai Chang at 952-915-3624.

5 pm - 6:30 pm

Eastside YMCA
875 Arcade St.
St. Paul

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Dads with Kids with Special Needs

Monday December 8, 2014

This group is specifically for fathers and meets Sept. - May on the second Monday of the month. Free group is 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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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Monday December 8, 2014

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cross of Glory Church, Room 106
4600 Shady Oak Road
Hopkins

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Hennepin Co. Transition Services Workshop

Tuesday December 9, 2014

Transition time is from age 18 to 21. This is a busy time for families. They must complete applications for Social Security, prepare to move from school to work, select vocational or other programs, participate in a guardianship assessment and learn about servcies available to an adult. Learn about "Employment First" concepts, meet transition case manager and get questions answered. Register by calling 612-596-6631.

1 pm - 3 pm

French Regional Park, Eastwood Room
12605 County Road 9
Plymouth

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PICA-CREW (Caring Resourceful Empowering Workshops)

Tuesday December 9, 2014

This free general disability support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. It is held in collaboration with Parents in Community Action (PICA). Childcare reimbursement, snacks and refreshments available.

10 am - 11:30 am

Fraser Center
700 Humboldt Ave. N.
Minneapolis

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Support Group for Parents of Special Kids

Tuesday December 9, 2014

This free support group for parents of kids with disabilities meets monthly on the second Monday in the facilitator's residence.

7 pm - 9 pm


304 White St. SE
Watertown

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The Arc's Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee

Tuesday December 9, 2014

Attention self-advocates! Join us for the Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee and share your perspective on The Arc's programs, services and policy intitiatives. The committee engages in leadership activities, hosts guest speakers and attends Capitol events. Join a dedicated group working to improve the lives of all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilties. Please RSVP to denafelper@thearcgtc.org by Dec. 3. Dinner provided.

5 pm - 7:30 pm

The Arc Greater Twin Cities
2446 University Ave. W. #110
St. Paul

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Hmong Special Needs

Wednesday December 10, 2014

This new networking group is for Hmong-speaking families and meets every Wednesday through Dec. 31, 2014. Children participate in the Youth Athletes program in collaboration with Special Olympics Minnesota while parents meet. RSVPs required to Mai Chang at 952-915-3624.

5 pm - 6:30 pm

Eastside YMCA
875 Arcade St.
St. Paul

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Adelante! (Minneapolis)

Thursday December 11, 2014

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The Minneapolis group meets on the second Thursday of the month September-June. It is offered in collaboration with PICA Headstart.

6 pm - 8 pm

PICA - McKnight
4225 Third Ave. S.
Minneapolis

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Adult Housing and Vocational Services

Thursday December 11, 2014

Learn about residential and vocational service options for adults with developmental disabilities such as Day Training and Habilitation (DTH), Adult Day Care, Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF-MR), Foster Care, Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS), Supported Living Services (SLS) and Consumer-Controlled Housing and Apartment Training Programs. Determine which services best meet your needs and get information on what to look for when choosing a provider. Register for this Hennepin Co. workshop by calling 612-596-6631.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ridgedale Library
Room 229, 12601 Ridgedale Dr.
Minnetonka

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General Support Group of the Southwest Metro

Thursday December 11, 2014

This free support group meets on the second Thursday of the month all year long.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Parents of Children with Autism (Hastings)

Thursday December 11, 2014

This free networking group for parents with a child who has Autism meets on the second Thursday of each month, October - June.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Support Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

Thursday December 11, 2014

This free networking group meets on the second Thursday of each month, September- May.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

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

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Guardianship/Limited Guardianship

Monday December 15, 2014

At 18, any person is considered a competent adult unless a petition is filed for guardianship or limited guardianship. This introductory Hennepin Co. session provides basic information on the difference, powers assigned by the court, responsibilities of the guardian and options on completing the process at no cost. Register by calling 612-596-6631.

10 am - 12 noon

Richardson Nature Center, Wildlife Room
8737 E. Bush Lake Road
Bloomington

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Anoka Area Autism Family Support Group

Tuesday December 16, 2014

This free networking group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
11115 Hanson Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids

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Consumer Support Grant

Tuesday December 16, 2014

This Hennepin Co. workshop is an introduction to the Consumer Support Grant for people eligible for Medical Assistance or Medical Assistance Home Care Services, but not on a Medical Assistance Waiver. Learn how a person can receive funding, use that money to purchase services and the types of services a person may purchase, as well as client responsibilities and the role of the county. Register by calling 612-596-6631.

2 pm - 4 pm

Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave. N.
Minneapolis

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Hmong Special Needs

Wednesday December 17, 2014

This new networking group is for Hmong-speaking families and meets every Wednesday through Dec. 31, 2014. Children participate in the Youth Athletes program in collaboration with Special Olympics Minnesota while parents meet. RSVPs required to Mai Chang at 952-915-3624.

5 pm - 6:30 pm

Eastside YMCA
875 Arcade St.
St. Paul

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Thursday December 18, 2014

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.Meets at the same location, dates and times as the Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group. Parents need not attend the networking group for their children to attend Sibshops.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday December 18, 2014

This free monthly parent networking group meets on the third Thursday. Child care is provided.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday December 18, 2014

The Stillwater parent group meets on the third Thursday of each month all year long. It is offered in collaboration with the Stillwater Area School District, with childcare and food provided. Please RSVP for childcare by calling The Arc at 952-920-0855. Come join this free parent networking group!

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 December 21, 2014

This free networking group meets on the third Sunday of every month year-round.

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 December 22, 2014

This free networking group for families with a family member who has Down syndrome is offered in collaboration with the Hastings School District and meets on the fourth Monday of the month Sept.-May.

6 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Monday December 22, 2014

Sibshops are for siblings of children with disabilities. Have fun and meet others in your same situation, sharing ideas on how to deal with your feelings and situations that may arise. Free for children of members of The Arc and $10 per child per session for all others.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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General Support Group of White Bear Lake

Tuesday December 23, 2014

This free networking group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September - May.

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Kowalski's
4391 Lake Ave. S.
White Bear Lake

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Hmong Special Needs

Wednesday December 24, 2014

This new networking group is for Hmong-speaking families and meets every Wednesday through Dec. 31, 2014. Children participate in the Youth Athletes program in collaboration with Special Olympics Minnesota while parents meet. RSVPs required to Mai Chang at 952-915-3624.

5 pm - 6:30 pm

Eastside YMCA
875 Arcade St.
St. Paul

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Hmong Special Needs

Wednesday December 31, 2014

This new networking group is for Hmong-speaking families and meets every Wednesday through Dec. 31, 2014. Children participate in the Youth Athletes program in collaboration with Special Olympics Minnesota while parents meet. RSVPs required to Mai Chang at 952-915-3624.

5 pm - 6:30 pm

Eastside YMCA
875 Arcade St.
St. Paul

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Tuesday January 6, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

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

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Adelante! (Minneapolis)

Thursday January 8, 2015

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The Minneapolis group meets on the second Thursday of the month September-June. It is offered in collaboration with PICA Headstart.

6 pm - 8 pm

PICA - McKnight
4225 Third Ave. S.
Minneapolis

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General Support Group of the Southwest Metro

Thursday January 8, 2015

This free support group meets on the second Thursday of the month all year long.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Parents of Children with Autism (Hastings)

Thursday January 8, 2015

This free networking group for parents with a child who has Autism meets on the second Thursday of each month, October - June.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Support Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

Thursday January 8, 2015

This free networking group meets on the second Thursday of each month, September- May.

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 January 12, 2015

This group is specifically for fathers and meets Sept. - May on the second Monday of the month. Free group is 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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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Monday January 12, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cross of Glory Church, Room 106
4600 Shady Oak Road
Hopkins

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Parents of Children with Autism (Woodbury)

Tuesday January 13, 2015

This free networking group for parents with a child who has Autism meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September - June.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Family Achievement Center
2101 Wooddale Dr., Suite A
Woodbury

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PICA-CREW (Caring Resourceful Empowering Workshos)

Tuesday January 13, 2015

This free general disability support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. It is held in collaboration with Parents in Community Action (PICA). Childcare reimbursement, snacks and refreshments available.

10 am - 11:30 am

Fraser Center
700 Humboldt Ave. N
Minneapolis

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Support Group for Parents of Special Kids

Tuesday January 13, 2015

This free support group for parents of kids with disabilities meets monthly on the second Monday in the facilitator's residence.

7 pm - 9 pm


304 White St. SE
Watertown

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Thursday January 15, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.Meets at the same location, dates and times as the Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group. Parents need not attend the networking group for their children to attend Sibshops.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday January 15, 2015

This free monthly parent networking group meets on the third Thursday. Child care is provided.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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

Sunday January 18, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Sunday of every month year-round.

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 January 20, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
11115 Hanson Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids

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Hastings Down Syndrome Connections

Monday January 26, 2015

This free networking group for families with a family member who has Down syndrome is offered in collaboration with the Hastings School District and meets on the fourth Monday of the month Sept.-May.

6 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Monday January 26, 2015

Sibshops are for siblings of children with disabilities. Have fun and meet others in your same situation, sharing ideas on how to deal with your feelings and situations that may arise. Free for children of members of The Arc and $10 per child per session for all others.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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General Support Group of White Bear Lake

Tuesday January 27, 2015

This free networking group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September - May.

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Kowalski's
4391 Lake Ave. S.
White Bear Lake

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Adelante!

Wednesday January 28, 2015

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The St.Paul group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month September-June.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Sibshops (Ages 6-12)

Tuesday February 3, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.

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 February 9, 2015

This group is specifically for fathers and meets Sept. - May on the second Monday of the month. Free group is 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.
Minnepaolis

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Monday February 9, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cross of Glory Church, Room 106
4600 Shady Oak Road
Hopkins

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Support Group for Parents of Special Kids

Monday February 9, 2015

This free support group for parents of kids with disabilities meets monthly on the second Monday in the facilitator's residence.

7 pm - 9 pm


304 White St. SE
Watertown

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Parents of Children with Autism (Woodbury)

Tuesday February 10, 2015

This free networking group for parents with a child who has Autism meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September - June.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Family Achievement Center
2101 Wooddale Dr., Suite A
Woodbury

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PICA-CREW (Caring Resourcement Empowering Workshops)

Tuesday February 10, 2015

This free general disability support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. It is held in collaboration with Parents in Community Action (PICA). Childcare reimbursement, snacks and refreshments available.

10 am - 11:30 am

Fraser Center
700 Humboldt Ave. N.
Minneapolis

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Adelante! (Minneapolis)

Thursday February 12, 2015

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The Minneapolis group meets on the second Thursday of the month September-June. It is offered in collaboration with PICA Headstart.

6 pm - 8 pm

PICA - McKnight
4225 Third Ave. S.
Minneapolis

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General Support Group of the Southwest Metro

Thursday February 12, 2015

This free support group meets on the second Thursday of the month all year long.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Parents of Children with Autism (Hastings)

Thursday February 12, 2015

This free networking group for parents with a child who has Autism meets on the second Thursday of each month, October - June.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Support Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

Thursday February 12, 2015

This free networking group meets on the second Thursday of each month, September- May.

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 February 15, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Sunday of every month year-round.

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 February 17, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
11115 Hanson Blvd NW
Coon Rapids

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Thursday February 19, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.Meets at the same location, dates and times as the Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group. Parents need not attend the networking group for their children to attend Sibshops.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Thursday February 19, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.Meets at the same location, dates and times as the Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group. Parents need not attend the networking group for their children to attend Sibshops.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday February 19, 2015

This free monthly parent networking group meets on the third Thursday. Child care is provided.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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Hastings Down Syndrome Connections

Monday February 23, 2015

This free networking group for families with a family member who has Down syndrome is offered in collaboration with the Hastings School District and meets on the fourth Monday of the month Sept.-May.

6 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Monday February 23, 2015

Sibshops are for siblings of children with disabilities. Have fun and meet others in your same situation, sharing ideas on how to deal with your feelings and situations that may arise. Free for children of members of The Arc and $10 per child per session for all others.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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General Support Group of White Bear Lake

Tuesday February 24, 2015

This free networking group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September - May.

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Kowalski's
4391 Lake Ave. S.
White Bear Lake

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Adelante! (St. Paul)

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The St.Paul group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month September-June.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Tuesday March 3, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.

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 March 9, 2015

This group is specifically for fathers and meets Sept. - May on the second Monday of the month. Free group is 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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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Monday March 9, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cross of Glory Church, Room 106
4600 Shady Oak Road
Hopkins

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Support Group for Parents of Special Kids

Monday March 9, 2015

This free support group for parents of kids with disabilities meets monthly on the second Monday in the facilitator's residence.

7 pm - 9 pm


304 White St. SE
Watertown

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Parents of Children with Autism (Woodbury)

Tuesday March 10, 2015

This free networking group for parents with a child who has Autism meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September - June.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Family Achievement Center
2101 Wooddale Dr., Suite A
Woodbury

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PICA-CREW (Caring Resourceful Empowering Workshops)

Tuesday March 10, 2015

This free general disability support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. It is held in collaboration with Parents in Community Action (PICA). Childcare reimbursement, snacks and refreshments available.

10 am - 11:30 am

Fraser Center
700 Humboldt Ave. N
Minneapolis

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Adelante! (Minneapolis)

Thursday March 12, 2015

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The Minneapolis group meets on the second Thursday of the month September-June. It is offered in collaboration with PICA Headstart.

6 pm - 8 pm

PICA - McKnight
4225 Third Ave. S.
Minneapolis

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General Support Group of the Southwest Metro

Thursday March 12, 2015

This free support group meets on the second Thursday of the month all year long.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Parents of Children with Autism (Hastings)

Thursday March 12, 2015

This free networking group for parents with a child who has Autism meets on the second Thursday of each month, October - June.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Support Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

Thursday March 12, 2015

This free networking group meets on the second Thursday of each month, September- May.

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 March 15, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Sunday of every month year-round.

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 March 17, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
11115 Hanson Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Thursday March 19, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.Meets at the same location, dates and times as the Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group. Parents need not attend the networking group for their children to attend Sibshops.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday March 19, 2015

This free monthly parent networking group meets on the third Thursday. Child care is provided.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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Hastings Down Syndrome Connections

Monday March 23, 2015

This free networking group for families with a family member who has Down syndrome is offered in collaboration with the Hastings School District and meets on the fourth Monday of the month Sept.-May.

6 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Monday March 23, 2015

Sibshops are for siblings of children with disabilities. Have fun and meet others in your same situation, sharing ideas on how to deal with your feelings and situations that may arise. Free for children of members of The Arc and $10 per child per session for all others.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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General Support Group of White Bear Lake

Tuesday March 24, 2015

This free networking group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September - May.

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Kowalski's
4391 Lake Ave. S.
White Bear Lake

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Adelante! (St. Paul)

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The St.Paul group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month September-June.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Tuesday April 7, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

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

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Adelante!

Thursday April 9, 2015

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The Minneapolis group meets on the second Thursday of the month September-June. It is offered in collaboration with PICA Headstart.

6 pm - 8 pm

PICA - McKnight
4225 Third Ave. S.
Minneapolis

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General Support Group of the Southwest Metro

Thursday April 9, 2015

This free support group meets on the second Thursday of the month all year long.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Parents of Children with Autism (Hastings)

Thursday April 9, 2015

This free networking group for parents with a child who has Autism meets on the second Thursday of each month, October - June.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Support Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

Thursday April 9, 2015

This free networking group meets on the second Thursday of each month, September-May.

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 April 13, 2015

This group is specifically for fathers and meets Sept. - May on the second Monday of the month. Free group is 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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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Monday April 13, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cross of Glory Church, Room 106
4600 Shady Oak Road
Hopkins

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Support Group for Parents of Special Kids

Monday April 13, 2015

This free support group for parents of kids with disabilities meets monthly on the second Monday in the facilitator's residence.

7 pm - 9 pm


304 White St. SE
Watertown

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Parents of Children with Autism (Woodbury)

Tuesday April 14, 2015

This free networking group for parents with a child who has Autism meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September - June.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Family Achievement Center
2101 Wooddale Dr. Suite A
Woodbury

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PICA - CREW (Caring Resourceful Empowering Workshops)

Tuesday April 14, 2015

This free general disability support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. It is held in collaboration with Parents in Community Action (PICA). Childcare reimbursement, snacks and refreshments available.

10 am - 11:30 am

Fraser Center
700 Humboldt Ave. N.
Minneapolis

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Thursday April 16, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.Meets at the same location, dates and times as the Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group. Parents need not attend the networking group for their children to attend Sibshops.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday April 16, 2015

This free monthly parent networking group meets on the third Thursday. Child care is provided.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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

Sunday April 19, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Sunday of every month year-round.

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 21, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
11115 Hanson Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids

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Adelante! (St. Paul)

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The St.Paul group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month September-June.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Hastings Down Syndrome Connections

Monday April 27, 2015

This free networking group for families with a family member who has Down syndrome is offered in collaboration with the Hastings School District and meets on the fourth Monday of the month Sept.-May.

6 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W
Hastings

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Monday April 27, 2015

Sibshops are for siblings of children with disabilities. Have fun and meet others in your same situation, sharing ideas on how to deal with your feelings and situations that may arise. Free for children of members of The Arc and $10 per child per session for all others.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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General Support Group of White Bear Lake

Tuesday April 28, 2015

This free networking group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September - May.

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Kowalski's
4391 Lake Ave. S.
White Bear Lake

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Tuesday May 5, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.

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 May 11, 2015

This group is specifically for fathers and meets Sept. - May on the second Monday of the month. Free group is 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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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Monday May 11, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cross of Glory Church, Room 106
4600 Shady Oak Road
Hopkins

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Support Group for Parents of Special Kids

Monday May 11, 2015

This free support group for parents of kids with disabilities meets monthly on the second Monday in the facilitator's residence.

7 pm - 9 pm


304 White St. SE
Watertown

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Parents of Children with Autism (Woodbury)

Tuesday May 12, 2015

This free networking group for parents with a child who has Autism meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September - June.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Family Achievement Center
2101 Wooddale Dr., Suite A
Woodbury

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Adelante!

Thursday May 14, 2015

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The Minneapolis group meets on the second Thursday of the month September-June. It is offered in collaboration with PICA Headstart.

6 pm - 8 pm

PICA McKnight
4225 Third Ave. S.
Minneapolis

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General Support Group of the Southwest Metro

Thursday May 14, 2015

This free support group meets on the second Thursday of the month all year long.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Parents of Children with Autism (Hastings)

Thursday May 14, 2015

This free networking group for parents with a child who has Autism meets on the second Thursday of each month, October - June.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Support Group for Parents of Children with Down Syndrome

Thursday May 14, 2015

This free networking group meets on the second Thursday of each month, September- May.

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 May 17, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Sunday of every month year-round.

5 pm - 7 pm

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

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Hastings Down Syndrome Connections

Monday May 18, 2015

This free networking group for families with a family member who has Down syndrome is offered in collaboration with the Hastings School District and meets on the fourth Monday of the month Sept.-May.

6 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Sibshops (Ages 6-12)

Monday May 18, 2015

Sibshops are for siblings of children with disabilities. Have fun and meet others in your same situation, sharing ideas on how to deal with your feelings and situations that may arise. Free for children of members of The Arc and $10 per child per session for all others.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 12th St. W.
Hastings

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Anoka Area Autism Family Support Group

Tuesday May 19, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
11115 Hanson Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids

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Sibshops (ages 6-12)

Thursday May 21, 2015

Sibshops are for children who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids have fun and learn how to manage their feelings about their sibling. Free for children of Arc members and $10 per session per child for nonmembers. This Sibshop meets monthly Oct-May.Meets at the same location, dates and times as the Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group. Parents need not attend the networking group for their children to attend Sibshops.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday May 21, 2015

This free monthly parent networking group meets on the third Thursday. Child care is provided.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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General Support Group of White Bear Lake

Tuesday May 26, 2015

This free networking group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September - May.

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Kowalski's
4391 Lake Ave. S.
White Bear Lake

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Adelante! (St. Paul)

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The St.Paul group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month September-June.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Support Group for Parents of Special Kids

Monday June 8, 2015

This free support group for parents of kids with disabilities meets monthly on the second Monday in the facilitator's residence.

7 pm - 9 pm


304 White St. SE
Watertown

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Parents of Children with Autism (Woodbury)

Tuesday June 9, 2015

This free networking group for parents with a child who has Autism meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September - June.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

Family Achievement Center
2101 Wooddale Dr., Suite A
Woodbury

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Adelante!

Thursday June 11, 2015

Adelante! is The Arc's free networking group for Spanish-speaking families. The Minneapolis group meets on the second Thursday of the month September-June. It is offered in collaboration with PICA Headstart.

6 pm - 8 pm

PICA McKnight
4225 Third Ave. S.
Minneapolis

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General Support Group of the Southwest Metro

Thursday June 11, 2015

This free support group meets on the second Thursday of the month all year long.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Anoka Area Autism Family Support Group

Tuesday June 16, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

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 June 18, 2015

This free monthly parent networking group meets on the third Thursday. Child care is provided.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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

Sunday June 21, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Sunday of every month year-round, except for June and July.

5 pm - 7 pm

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

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General Support Group of the Southwest Metro

Thursday July 9, 2015

This free support group meets on the second Thursday of the month all year long.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Support Group for Parents of Special Kids

Monday July 13, 2015

This free support group for parents of kids with disabilities meets monthly on the second Monday in the facilitator's residence.

7 pm - 9 pm


304 White St. SE
Watertown

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Stillwater Area Parent Networking Group

Thursday July 16, 2015

This free monthly parent networking group meets on the third Thursday. Child care is provided.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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Anoka Area Autism Family Support Group

Tuesday July 21, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
11115 Hanson Blvd NW
Coon Rapids

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Support Group for Parents of Special Kids

Monday August 10, 2015

This free support group for parents of kids with disabilities meets monthly on the second Monday in the facilitator's residence.

7 pm - 9 pm


304 White St. SE
Watertown

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General Support Group of the Southwest Metro

Thursday August 13, 2015

This free support group meets on the second Thursday of the month all year long.

7 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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

Sunday August 16, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Sunday of every month year-round.

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 August 18, 2015

This free networking group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

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 August 20, 2015

This free monthly parent networking group meets on the third Thursday. Child care is provided.

6 pm - 8 pm

Lake Elmo Elementary School
11030 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Stillwater

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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!