The Arc Carroll County is WTTR’s Nonprofit of the month. Want to hear some great music and learn more about The Arc Carroll County?
Tune into to 1470 AM to hear some fantastic music and learn more about what we are doing at The Arc. Executive Director Don Rowe was a guest DJ earlier this month. Want to hear more? Click here.
Britt Burr, assistant director of autism services, also will inform listeners about The Arc’s new autism program, and The Arc’s fall lineup of autism-specific courses. Development Director Sharon Smith also informs listeners about The Arc, and its upcoming golf tournament at Piney Branch Golf Club in Upperco. Visit WTTR to hear more.
We here at The Arc Carroll County love dogs. Who doesn’t?
The individuals who participate in our day program have labored long and hard to come up with a wholesome treat any dog could love: Arc Dog Treats. The dog treats are made from scratch right here at The Arc by the folks in our day program. The ingredients include: Banana, whole wheat flour, eggs, peanut butter, oats and honey.
The individuals participating in the program, along with parent advocate Sherri Chavis, are hoping to turn their love for dogs and baking into a business. They are selling The Arc Dog Treats. The treats are available at The Arc at 180 Kriders Church Road, Westminster. For details: 410-848-4124 ext. 146.
Because our bakers only use fresh ingredients, the dog treats must be used within a week, or should be frozen until ready to use.
The pricing is as follows:
•$4 for a 25-piece bag
•$6 for a 50-piece bag
•$10 for a $100 piece bag
Britt Burr Assistant Director of Autism Services The Arc Carroll County
Everybody is busy in the summer and they are not thinking about the fall. But, fall will be upon us soon enough. When it comes, The Arc Carroll County will be offering for the first time a series of courses specifically tailored to help young adults with autism.
We are offering a Barrier-Free Theatre course with the hope that people who participate in the course will develop skills that will help them better express themselves and work together as a team.
We are offering a Job Hunters course that we hope will help young adults with autism make the transition into the workforce. We know adults with autism are highly skilled, and just need a little help and guidance to make sure potential employers see their talent first.
We also are offering a Relationships 101 course. Everyone needs friends and a healthy social life. Having a good friend is what brings us joy and happiness as human beings. Building those meaningful relationships is a little more difficult for people with autism. This course will help adults with autism develop skills that will help them build relationships and social networks that will enhance their lives.
We know that in Carroll County there is a need for these courses and services for individuals with autism. We know that from the CDC statistics and from the autism focus groups that we held at The Arc last fall. We are able to offer these courses because we received a one-year grant to help launch this much needed program. We cannot sustain this program without the community’s support.
Please join us at one of our autism social clubs this summer. Get to know us. Get to know other people in the community who share your concerns. Come make friends. Please consider registering for our classes this fall. We know these courses can improve people’s lives. Please join us in launching a program that can make a difference today and into the future.
It is summer, but in between beach vacations and other summer plans, please consider signing up for our autism courses this fall. The deadline is Aug. 1. Courses begin on Sept. 2. For details please visit The Arc’s website at http://www.ArcCarroll.org.
Thank you Century Ford of Mt. Airy! Century Ford is sponsoring The Arc Carroll County’s 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament’s hole-in-one prize: a Ford F150 Pickup Fully loaded!
The tournament features:
18-holes of golf, green fees and cart
Gift awards for winning players and teams
Hole-in-one prize ( A Ford F150 Pickup)
Closest to the pin contest
Long Drive Prizes
Refreshments on the course
“19th hole” buffet followed by an awards ceremony
Silent Auction ( we are lining up some great prizes!)
Would you like to play in the tournament on Aug. 7 at Piney Branch? Register at www.arccarroll.org. #CenturyFord #25thAnnualArcCharityGolfTournament #PineyBranchGolfClub
I had the opportunity to go on an outing to see the Special Olympics and cheer on our friends and clients of The Arc Carroll County. Unfortunately, this year’s event was shortened because of rainy weather conditions. My real Adventure began as we were leaving to return to The Arc. As I was following a few people from the group, they got a bit ahead of me and I lost them. I hung out with a student from Winters mill High School while attempting to locate the group. I searched everywhere I could think of at Westminster High School to find them. The staff was doing the same. We were all relieved to be reunited. I have always shared a special bond with the staff. After reuniting, we agreed that our bond has accelerated to a whole new level! Just like the staff for me, there is nothing I wouldn’t do for each and every one of them. I love them all very much.