Informational Seminar: wills, estates and trusts

Do you have a loved one with special needs? Do you wonder if you have adequately planned for their future? Do you have questions about estates, trusts or wills?

Well, we have you covered. The Arc is hosting an informational session with local attorney Dennis Twigg. Dennis will be at The Arc on Nov. 12th at 12 p.m. and again at 6 p.m.

He will cover issues that families with a loved one with special needs will want hear about. He also will hold time in reserve for questions.

If your loved one is a client of The Arc Carroll County, please feel free to join us. We ask that you RSVP to Sharon Smith at, or

Do you want to change lives?

The Arc Carroll County now has full-time and part-time positions available. If you know someone who would like a rewarding career in the field of health services, please encourage them to visit our web site and fill out an application at

The Arc provides the following services:
• Door-to-door transportation to Carroll County students with special needs
• Job training and placement for individuals with special needs
• Day program
• Housing
• Educational Partnerships
• Support Services
• An Autism-specific program
The Arc Carroll County is a Westminster-based nonprofit that has been providing support to people with special needs in Carroll County since 1955. For more details:

Thank You Kiwanis Club of Westminster!

Thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Westminster for making The Arc one of the organizations that will benefit from FallFest, Thank you, too, to all of our Arc volunteers who worked the scarecrow tent. You all are what makes The Arc a truly fantastic organization.FallFest

Parent Meetings At The Arc

We would like to thank all of our families who came out and joined us for our family meetings here at The Arc. It was awesome to see so many people turn out.

You all brought us some great ideas! We love the idea of “bring your parent to work day.” We also heard some great ideas for informational sessions. We are working on getting some speakers lined up who can address some of your concerns about waivers, wills, estates and trusts and health concerns for people with special needs.

Please keep sending us your ideas. We want our families to be involved. The Arc is here because of our families and you are the key to our success.

We are holding another parent meeting at noon on Thursday, October 16th, here at The Arc Carroll County. If you missed the first two meetings, please join us for information on changes at The Arc and also a conversation on how we can meet your family’s needs.

Please RSVP to Sharon Smith at, or Kim Booe at Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. Sharon can be reached at 410-848-4124 ext. 146.

Car Shows

Detour Winery To Hold Second Annual Car Show: Proceeds Benefit The Arc Carroll County

DETOUR Winery 2nd Annual Classic Car Show Sept. 27th
Detour Winery will hold its second annual classic car show on Saturday, Sept. 27th in Detour. The show will feature classic cars, bands, food and a grape stomp.
Detour Winery has made The Arc Carroll County the beneficiary of this year’s show. General admission tickets are $20, which includes festival admission, wine tastings, souvenir glass and a car show ballot. Children 12 and under are free. Children 13 to 20 are $10.
The winery is located at 7933 Forest Stream Club Road, Detour, MD. For details: or 410-775-0220.Detour