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Golf Classic 2015

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Weston Lakes Country Club

      

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Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner 2015

 

The Arc's Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

Monday, June 29, 2015

Safari Texas

 

Do you know someone who has done an outstanding job in supporting the mission of The Arc?

Review the "Nomination Categories" and nominate that person/s for one of our awards.

It's a great way to say "Thank You" to a hard-working volunteer/business/donor.

2014 Award Recipients
Dr. Dana Kelly, LSP and Jim Porter, Outstanding Educator Award; Vonda Holmes, Advocacy Award;
Donald Lee, Outstanding Educator Award

 

Nomination Categories

 

Nomination Form  

 

 

Nomination deadline: May 22, 2015

 

 

    
Wings for All

"Wings for All" Program Landed in Houston

 

The Arc of Fort Bend County, The Arc of Greater Houston and The Arc of Texas along with our other partners, George Bush International Airport, TSA and United Airlines, hosted the first “Wings for All’ event in Texas on April 28 and, it was a great success!   

 

“Wings for All” is an airport rehearsal - specially designed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and aviation professionals. The program was developed by the Charles River Center, a local chapter of The Arc, and was designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with a disability experience when traveling by air. The program provides families the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtaining their boarding passes, going through security and boarding a plane. "Wings for All" also gives airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment.

 

I invite you to watch this short video which includes images from our April 28 "Wings For All" event.  It was pure joy to see the look of accomplishment as families walked off the plane. Close to 70 families participated.

 

Everyone involved was thrilled with the event’s success and we are already selecting a date for this fall’s "Wings for All" event.  IAH would like to conduct this event two times a year moving forward!  

 

Just as important, Amy Mizcles and Alexa Schoeman, from The Arc of Texas trained approximately 35 airport staff and volunteers prior to the event.  The training encompassed how to treat and interact with people with IDD.  The material was so well received that the airport will be sharing it with all their volunteers moving forward.  In addition, United Airlines has asked for a copy of the presentation to share with their staff.

 

 

    
 

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.

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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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