The Connector

December Newsletter

The Arc of Wichita County, Inc.

The Arc of Wichita County Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their communities. We support individuals and their families through services, education and advocacy. We offer the following services: Advocacy, Self-Advocacy, Parent Night Out, Licensed Child Care, Social Development Programs, Summer Camps for Children and Adults, and The HERO House Day Habilitation Program.

Closing

The Arc offices will be closed on December 23 and 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017 for the Christmas and New Year's Break.

Programs

Welcome to The HERO House

The HERO House was designed to offer individuals 18 and over a day habilitation program where they can serve others, learn valuable life skills, and socialize with their friends.The HERO House is open Monday - Friday 9 am - 2 pm. If you would like a tour or need more information please call 940-691-1348 or 940-692-2303.

Holiday Break

The HERO House will be closed on December 23 and 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017 for the Christmas and New Year's Break.

Childcare

The Arc Childcare program is the only childcare program in the area that is exclusively designed for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are licensed through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Our childcare program serves school age children 3 -21. We are open after school, school breaks and summer break. For more information or a tour please call Crysti at 940-692-2303.

Holiday Break

The Arc Childcare Program will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on December 23 and 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017.

Parent's Night Out Program

The Arc provides a respite program scheduled on the second Friday of each month so that parents might have a night out. During the evening participants have dinner, do arts and crafts, play games, watch movies and socialize with their friends. The time is 6 pm - 10 pm and the cost is $15.00 per participant.

Parent's Night Out

Friday, Dec. 16th, 6-8pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Community Connections

Community Connections Luncheon

Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 12-1pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

FEATURED SPEAKER:

Michelle Hicks from The Autism Support Group F.A.S.T.


TOPIC: What is F.A.S.T. and how it can help you!

Lunch will be provided!

RSVP - PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU RSVP FOR THE SOCIAL EVENTS THAT YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN. IF YOU DO NOT MAKE A RESERVATION, YOU MAY GET LEFT BEHIND!

Social Activities (Ages 21 +)

Trolls

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 5:45-8pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Cost is $5.00 per person plus money for snacks. Limit 10. RSVP by 12/5. We will meet at The Arc at 5:45 pm and take the van to Cinemark.

Electricritters at Riverbend Nature Center

Friday, Dec. 9th, 6-8:30pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

We will meet at The Arc at 6:00 pm and take the van to Riverbend Nature Center. Cost is $5.00 plus money for snacks. Limit 10. RSVP by 12/8.

Fantasy of Lights

Monday, Dec. 19th, 6:30-8:30pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at The Arc at 6:30 pm and we will take the van to get hot cocoa and then to The Fantasy of Lights and around town to look at more Christmas lights. Cost is $5. Limit 10. RSVP by 12/16. **FULL! If you would like to be on the waiting list for this event, please call 692-2303 and we will notify you if there are any cancellations.**

Plex Party

Tuesday, Dec. 20th, 5:30-8pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Party at The Plex! We will meet at The Arc t 5:30 pm and take the van over to The Plex. Cost is $10.00 which will get you pizza, a drink, and 25 tokens. Limit 10. RSVP by 12/19. **FULL! If you would like to be on the waiting list for this event, please call 692-2303 and we will notify you if there are any cancellations.**

Bowling

Thursday, Dec. 29th, 4-6pm

4022 Kemp Boulevard

Wichita Falls, TX

Meet at Village Bowl at 4 pm. Cost is $5.00. Limit 12. RSVP by 12/27.

The Arc's Annual Christmas Party

The Arc Annual Christmas Party

Monday, Dec. 12th, 6-8pm

1801 9th Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Join us at Luby's for The Arc's Annual Christmas Party! There will be dinner, treats and of course, SANTA!!!!!!

To reserve your spot please call The Arc at 940-692-2303. Please make your reservations early as space is limited.

Meetings

The Arc of Wichita County Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, Dec. 19th, 12pm

3115 Buchanan Street

Wichita Falls, TX

Bible Fun Fellowship

Bible Fun Fellowship Wichita Falls

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 6:30-7:30pm

5214 Stone Lake Drive

Wichita Falls, TX

Pizza Party!!!! Music, singing, Bible study & refreshments!

Bible Fun Fellowship Burkburnett

Thursday, Dec. 8th, 6:30-7:30pm

814 Tidal Street

Burkburnett, TX

Music, singing, Bible study & refreshments!