The Arc Services

Making Connections, Getting Answers, Finding Your Way

Information & Advocacy

Your first step in finding answers and information right away the same day or next day

  • Ask an Advocate - Submit your question now! 
  • Call 952-920-0855 (Language Line interpretive services available)
  • Sibling Programs

    Growing up with a brother or sister with a disability is life-changing, challenging and rewarding! SibShops are programs for children ages 6-12, who have siblings with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Kids take part in recreational activities and games that encourage informal sharing, problem-solving, making new friends and having fun. 
  • Abuse Prevention and Awareness

    People with disabilities are at far greater risk for abuse than people without disabilities and most abuse is unreported. The Arc Greater Twin Cities has made abuse prevention a top priority and is working closely with the Ramsey County Sexual Assault Committee, Carver County Sexual Assault Interagency Committee and Hennepin County SMART team to make sure the needs of people with disabilities are served.
    • Access a wealth of research and articles
    • The Arc offers Abuse Prevention training for case managers, direct support staff and others who work with people with disabilities.
    • "It's Your Choice, Find Your Voice" training is designed for adults with disabilities and focuses on how to have safe, healthy relationships and how to speak up about abuse.

    Call The Arc Greater Twin Cities at 952-920-0855 for more information about trainings or abuse prevention.
  • ArcShops

    Workshops and forums on guardianship, employment, housing, community inclusion, direct support workforce issues, making the transition to adulthood, aging concerns and more!
  • Common Connections

    Common Connections matches a more experienced person - a mentor - with another person - a mentee - to share information, support and understanding. The program celebrates the strength and resilience of the disability community and spirit of "paying it forward."  
  • GetSet! Training for Special Education Success

    Providing parents tools to advocate for their child from birth to age 21
  • Health Care Access

    Helping you apply for MNsure and Minnesota health care programs
  • Lifetime Assistance Program

    Helping you plan for a safe, healthy and happy future for your loved one with a disability
  • Networking & Family Access Groups

    Arc networking groups for parents and caregivers and Family Access Groups geared toward culturally specific communities meet monthly all over the metropolitan area. Find a networking or Family Access group near you!
  • Self Advocacy

    Empowering adults with disabilities to speak for themselves
Carrie Blom