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  • Website Home  ♦  Sept. 11,  2015   Let’s Talk launches its leadership program The Let’s Talk self-advocacy and leadership/media program launched last week at Burton Center and United Cerebral Palsy of SC. We are excited to bring education and training to all clients at these day programs so they can learn to speak up for themselves […]

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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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  • The Arc released the following statement following news that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Freddie Lee Hall in the case Hall v. Florida, a death penalty case concerning the definition of intellectual disability (ID) that Florida uses in deciding whether an individual with that disability is protected by the Court’s decision in […]

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