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The Arc of Aurora changes lives. With knowledge, passion, commitment and integrity, we work with and on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to improve the quality of their lives. We are not residential or day program service providers and we do not run segregated schools -- we do not offer, for instance, housing, transportation or job coaching. Government-funded organizations are charged with those duties. We are advocates. We are the folks people call when they feel like every door is closed and there are no more options. We help the organizations and people who ARE supposed to provide housing, transportation and job coaching understand what they need to know to adequately support their clients with I/DD. What's new -- The Arc of Aurora making a difference everyday!

The Arc of Aurora assists children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families to live the highest quality lives possible through information and referral; community training and education; individual, class and systems change advocacy; and, individual, family, volunteer and community support.

We serve people who live in City of Aurora (Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas counties) including Colorado Judicial Districts 17 and 18; Aurora Public and Cherry Creek School Districts.  We also provide community, Colorado statewide, and national outreach to address victimization of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Noteworthy



  • March 2016 Members' Corner Members' CornerNeed a camp for your kids this summer?We found an epic listing of just about every summer camp in the state!Bowling Fun!The Arc of Aurora ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2016, 12:07 PM by Darla Stuart
  • January 2016 Members' CornerAction Required: Member 2016 Scholarship Applications Available and Accepted Through FebruaryOne benefit of Contributing Membership with The Arc of Aurora is that you are eligible to apply ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2016, 8:21 AM by Darla Stuart
  • November 2015 MEMBERS' CORNERTrending on Social MediaAs if you need more reasons to consider giving:  Check out our reach and impact on social media!#Colorado needs #affordable, #accessible, and #available ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2015, 8:07 PM by Darla Stuart
  • October 2015 MEMBERS' CORNERBowling Fun!The Arc of Aurora sponsors a Sunday afternoon bowling league that runsthrough May, 2016, for 16+ year-olds at AMF Aurora Lanes, 16700 E. Mississippi ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2015, 8:34 PM by Darla Stuart
  • July & August 2015 MEMBERS' CORNER 40th Anniversary Party -- SAVE THE DATEThe Arc of Aurora is 40 years old this year - WOW! Calendar 5-8PM, Saturday, September 19, at Noonan's Event Center ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2015, 3:11 PM by Darla Stuart
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Events

Plan to Join The Arc of Aurora Members, Family, and Friends 
April 23, 2016 
Springfest FUNdraiser AND DANCE 
at McCarthy's Sports Bar and Grill 

Silent Auction and Dance!  Runaway Train returns for a second year in a row.  ALSO New to the event this year will be the opportunity to provide or update your contact information with The Arc of Aurora. The first 100 people who update/provide The Arc of Aurora their contact information will receive a $5 gift certificate for McCarthy's, usable event night on food or drink. Only 2 gift certificates/family.

The Arc of Aurora's
April 23, 5-8PM Springfest at McCarthy's Sports Bar and Grill, 15350 E. Smoky Hill Road in SE Aurora, will be a rockin' family fun event you will not want to miss.  Calendar the date now!

Questions on the event may be directed to Jean Solis, jsolis@thearcofaurora.org or 720.213.1420
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April 2016 Training
Colorado's Mandatory Reporting Crimes Against People with Developmental Disabilities:  Everything You Need to Know but Didn't Know Who to Ask!
Lessons Learned from Massachusetts
With the June 2015 signing of SB-109, mandatory reporting of crimes whose victims are people with developmental disabilities is slated to go into effect this July 1.
So how might Colorado implement this law?
Register now to join The Arc of Aurora and its sponsoring partners the morning of April 29 to learn from the Massachusetts Building Partnerships of the Protection of Persons with Disabilities Initiative leadership team.  This partnership, in existence since 1999, which utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to respond to abuses and crimes committed against persons with disabilities, has received funding from the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime to replicate its work in three other states.  Massachusetts' Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Executive Director Nancy Alterio, State Police Detective Unit Sergeant Timothy Grant, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Legal Counsel to the Hampden District Attorney in Springfield, Massachusetts,  
will share details
 

about how their program works, its evolution, its successes, and its challenges as well as provide practical tools that could be replicated, such as memorandums of understanding, policies and procedures, and training materials.
There is no cost to attend.
Schedule:
Friday, April 29, 2016
8AM- 8:30AM - Check In
8:30AM-11AM - Training

Certificate of Attendance with learning objectives listed will be available following the training.
Click on the link below to register.

Get more information, including training learning objectives
Register Now!

MORE INFO TO COME

August 6, 2016
Summerfest FUNdraiser at Pitcher's Sports Restaurant
Indoor carnival and silent auction
  
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