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  • ​ July 3, 2015 » Join the conversation! » Facebook » Twitter » Instagram Celebrate your freedom this weekend! The Arc of the Midlands wishes you and yours a very happy and safe Independence Day! Thank you to America’s forefathers and all the men and women who continue to serve and protect our beloved country! #Merica […]

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  • ​ ​Website Home February 27,  2015 Let’s start the conversation about people with disabilities and justice in SC Have you known someone with an intellectual or developmental disability to fall in between the cracks of the criminal justice system​​? The Arc of the Midlands has a program through The Arc — National Center on Criminal […]

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  • Soar with Wings for Autism! Registration for Wings for Autism at Columbia Metropolitan Airport is open. April 18 is just around the corner so sign up because the seats will fill up quickly. Click here to fill out the simple registration form. What is Wings for Autism? Wings for Autism is an airport “rehearsal” specially […]

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  • ​ ​Website Home February 13,  2015 Love is in the air. Lock it up! Love. Grow. Build. is set to sprout May 2 in Lexington! Thanks to Alonzo and Associates LLC for allowing The Arc of the Midlands to use space for a community garden and love lock wall! All people — with and without […]

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  • ​   ​Website Home January 30,  2015 Don’t forget to remember these dates! All Lexington-Richland District 5 special needs students are invited to a middle and high school transition fair Feb. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Irmo High School’s cafeteria. This information fair provides parents and students with information and resources to make transitioning smoother. There will be 22 providers plus refreshments […]

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  • ​ ​Website Home January 9,  2015 Get excited about Wings for Autism! Photo courtesy of The Arc of King County. Article courtesy of The Arc’s blog Wings for Autism took flight at SeaTac Airport, and it was a great success. I am so grateful for all of the families who took part in our launch, as […]

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  • (Source: The Arc blog) Second in a Three-Part Series By Laurie Hanson, Esq., Special Needs Alliance There are an estimated 600,000-700,000 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the United States who are living with aging family members and with no plan in place for their future. With the launch of the Center for Future Planning, […]

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  • (Source: The Arc) President Obama signed the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Act into law on Friday, Dec. 19. This was a part of a larger bill of end of year tax provisions approved by Congress in the closing days of the session. The Arc previously reported on Dec. 3 the House of Representatives passed […]

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  • Dec. 19, 2014 The Arc of the Midlands ​ABLE Act overwhelmingly passes U.S. Senate; moves on to President Obama Article from Disability Scoop The U.S. Senate has voted overwhelmingly to send legislation to the president establishing a new way for people with disabilities to save money without risking their government benefits. Lawmakers voted 76 to […]

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  • ​ ​ ​Website Home Nov. 7,  2014n  Mixed Greens gets growing in Sumter! ​The Mixed Greens super team traveled to Sumter to start prepping a community garden at a United Cerebral Palsy residential home in Sumter on Oct. 25. The group consisted of our local gardener, Al Smith; volunteers, and residents, John, Robert and Zeb. […]

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