People like you make our work possible! When you contribute to The Arc Minnesota, you make a lasting impact in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by actively supporting them and their families in a lifetime of full inclusion and participation in their communities.
“A few years ago, my mom and my sisters, Teri and Fran, had a meeting with The Arc Minnesota to learn about FutureLife Options. I felt comfortable here because they support self-advocacy and want people to achieve their dreams.
We met with my advocate, Allycia, to talk about creating my person-centered plan. She talked to my family and to me about what I want my life to look like based on my goals and dreams. I liked this process, but my favorite part was getting ice cream with Allycia.
Now, I have my plan that I can take around with me that outlines what I like to do and how I can achieve my goals, like how I want to work in Marketing because I like meeting new people and supporting things I care about. My plan also includes things I like to do in my free time, like taking walks, doing arts and crafts, and being with my family. I’m excited about my plan because it helps me advocate for myself and make my dreams come true.
I have told other friends to come to there so they can get their own plan. Working with The Arc Minnesota has been a great experience for my family. And now, I want to help The Arc because they help me.” – Peggy