Welcome to The Arc of Fort Bend County

Advocacy, support and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

FASD

Nine Months Makes All the Difference

September 9, 2016, is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Awareness Day (FASDay).  This day was first celebrated on 09/09/99 so that on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year the world will remember that during the nine months of pregnancy a woman should abstain from alcohol.

Alcohol is one of the most dangerous teratogens – more damaging to an unborn baby than tobacco, crack, cocaine, marijuana or heroin.

To raise awareness of the importance of FASD Prevention, The Arc of Fort Bend offers a free, 60-minute training webinar developed for healthcare providers about the dangers of drinking alcohol while pregnant.  A “kit” containing resource materials, lapel pins and patient brochures is provided to healthcare providers participating in the prevention awareness project.

Oakbend Medical Center, under the leadership of Joe Freudenberger, CEO; Donna Ferguson, COO; Sue McCarty, Vice President/Administrator and Linda Drummond, Director of Public Relations, has the distinction of being the first hospital in the U.S. to implement the project system-wide.

To date, Access Health, Fort Bend County Women’s Center, Sugar land Med-Ped Clinic and Sweetwater Ob GYN Associates have also implemented the project!

For more information contact Laura LaVigne llavigne@arcoffortbend.org

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Best in the West 2016

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 STAR Kids

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STAR Kids begins November 1

STAR Kids is a new Texas Medicaid managed care program for children and adults 20 or younger who have disabilities. Under STAR Kids, you will get basic medical and long-term services and supports through the health plan’s provider network.
The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) released this short video to help educate people about STAR Kids

 

“Wings for All”

Coming to Houston, Again!

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Click here to register for “Wings for All”

Please contact Laura LaVigne at  281-494-5923  or llavigne@arcoffortbend.org
if you have any questions.

Operating Plan

Please read our 2015 Operating Plan to see what goals The Arc is working on at this time, our BROCHURE that explains our purpose and mission and our SUMMARY OF SERVICES which concisely summarizes our programs and services. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the links to the left. “LIKE” us on our Facebook page!

 Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT The Arc of Fort Bend County ensures opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to maximize their quality of life within our community.                     

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