The Arc of El Paso schedules events throughout the year. Here is what we are doing in September! 

 

One of our accessible computer work stations
Arc Adventure Club Participants during Family Game Night
buffet spread on table with cake
book resting atop wood grain table. Cover of book with red background shows young adult with long brunette hair, yellow blouse, green skirt, using a wheelchair holding a sign that reads “Rights Now!” Rolling Warrior, The incredible, sometimes awkward, try story of a rebel girl on wheels who helped spark a revolution. Judith Heumann with Kristen Joiner

September 2022-all times are Mountain Time

9/6 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Open Computer Lab/Gaming at Social Drop-In Center. First come, first serve.

9/7 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Open Computer Lab/Gaming at Social Drop-In Center. First come, first serve

9/9 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Open Computer Lab/Gaming at Social Drop-In Center. First come, first serve
9/10 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Open Computer Lab/Gaming at Social Drop-In Center. First come, first serve

9/13 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Open Computer Lab/Gaming at Social Drop-In Center. First come, first serve

9/14 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Open Computer Lab/Gaming at Social Drop-In Center. First come, first serve

9/16 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. El Paso Zoo-Arc Adventure Club Register at https://thearcofelpaso.org/services/aac/

9/17 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. September Birthdays Celebration Register at https://thearcofelpaso.org/services/aac/

9/20 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Special Needs Home School Support Group. Register at: https://thearcofelpaso.org/groups

9/20 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Open Computer Lab/Gaming at Social Drop-In Center. First come, first serve

9/20 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Adult Child Parent Support Group via Zoom. Register at: https://thearcofelpaso.org/groups

9/21 5 p.m. –8p.m. Legos and Games at Social Drop-In Center.

Register at https://thearcofelpaso.org/services/aac/

9/23  11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Open Computer Lab/Gaming at Social Drop-In Center. First come, first serve

9/24 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Autumn Arts and Crafts Day at https://thearcofelpaso.org/services/aac/

9/27  6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Book Club Rolling Warrior by Judith Heumann.

Join us September 27th at 6:00 p.m. for our book club. Each participant will receive a copy of the book Rolling Warrior by Judith Heumann.

“If I didn’t fight, who would?”

Judy Heumann was only 5 years old when she was first denied her right to attend school. Paralyzed from polio and raised by her Holocaust-surviving parents in New York City, Judy had a drive for equality that was instilled early in life.

Judy shares her journey of battling for equal access in an unequal world—from fighting to attend grade school after being described as a “fire hazard” because of her wheelchair, to suing the New York City school system for denying her a teacher’s license because of her disability. Judy went on to lead 150 disabled people in the longest sit-in protest in US history at the San Francisco Federal Building. Cut off from the outside world, the group slept on office floors, faced down bomb threats, and risked their lives to win the world’s attention and the first civil rights legislation for disabled people.

Judy’s bravery, persistence, and signature rebellious streak will speak to every person fighting to belong and fighting for social justice.

Register at: https://thearcofelpaso.org/groups

9/28 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.  The Right to Make Choices Learning Series: Empowering Choice-Making in Others via Zoom. Registration now open! This will be the first in four monthly learning sessions.

 

October 2022-Save these Dates!

Intersession for students is coming the first few weeks of October. We will be scheduling daytime activities during these two weeks for school age children. Check back for dates soon!

10/26 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.  The Right to Make Choices Learning Series: Supported Decision-Making and Supported Decision Making Agreements via Zoom. Registration now open! This will be the second in four monthly learning sessions.

 

 

book cover for The RIght to Make Choices A Supported Decision-Making Toolkit for People with Disabilities and Their Supporters with logo for DIsability RIghts Texas below, www.drtx.org January 2018 edition