Advocacy, support and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
The Arc Celebrates 50 Years, 1968 – 2018
Social Recreation Program – How It Started
The Arc’s Social Recreation program has always been very popular with our clients. In the early 1980’s it was started by volunteers. In the early 1990’s, staff assumed the management of the activities.
From 1994 to 2002, Texana Center contracted with The Arc to provide the Social Recreation program. However, due to reductions in the reimbursement rates they received from the State, they were unable to renew contract.
In order to supplement program costs and keep this vital program going, The Arc applied for funding from Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from both the City of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County. The Arc continues to receive funds every year from the Fort Bend CDBG!
Nancy Dobert, Program Director at The Arc, plans two to three activities every month. She scours the greater Houston area for events that our clients will enjoy attending. She schedules the events, purchases tickets, plans transportation and arranges supervision for each event. A sampling of activities the clients enjoy include regularly scheduled dances at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church and other dances including Valentine’s Day, Summer Celebration, Halloween, Mardi Gras Ball, and a Winter Formal. Sports events include attending games for the Astros, Rockets, Sugar Land Skeeters, Harlem Globetrotters and Houston Sabercats. Events include attending Monster Trucks, Supercross, Disney on Ice, the Houston Rodeo, Shrine Circus, Fort Bend County Fair and Marvel Live Universe. If there are not enough events to attend, Nancy will plan lunch and a movie at a local theater.
There are currently 110 registered members that choose the activities they would like to attend each month. You can see how much everyone enjoys themselves at our Social Recreation events!
Wings for All! October 2, 2018
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy our Spring 2018 Newsletter
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