Arc West Central; Achieve with us.

Serving Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Norman, Otter Tail & Wilkin counties. Arc Wesst Central 7 county region


Arc Events

February 12th, 7:15-8:30 - Valentine Dance. Moorhead Armory.

Dances in Moorhead - 7:15-8:15pm, 2nd & 4th Monday of each month - September - May 8th. Ellen Hopkins Elementary, Moorhead.

Arc Games & More, 6:30-8pm- 3rd Monday of month, Sep - May. Feb. 19th - Love Bug Craft, March 19th - Rainbow Craft Night, April 16th, Flower Painting, May 21st - Science Fun

Rose Sale February 26th - March 12th. Delivery day March 29th. More details to come.

March 16th, 6:30-8pm - Game Night. Trinity Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls.

Other Opportunities 

Introduction to Proloquo2Go 6-week course - Thursday nights, 6:30 PM - 8 PM, February 8 - March 15. The hands-on classes at Anne Carlsen Fargo location. The classes will be hands-on so class size will be limited. Visit:  or contact Jodi at

Peter RabbitFebruary 10 - Peter Rabbit -  - Reel Movies for Real Needs (Sensory Modified Film) Series, Marcus Theatres, Fargo. For people with special needs; autism or other challenges; lower volume, lights up. Check theater for time.

February 13, 2018, 3:00 - 7:00pm. Wind Mill Special Needs Expo. New Life Church, 1910 County RD 82 SE, Alexandria. or call 320.766.2975

Feb 22, Mar 15th - Fargo Sky Zone Adaptive Jump .For more information contact Phone (701) 478-8484;  

Black PantherFebruary 17 - Black Panther - Reel Movies for Real Needs (Sensory Modified Film) Series, Marcus Theatres, Fargo. For people with special needs; autism or other challenges; lower volume, lights up. Check theater for time.

Ongoing opportunities

Darby's Dancers for individuals with disabilities
Adult classes Tuesdays, 6-6:40pm.
Youth classes: Mondays 5:15-5:55pm or Thursdays 6-6:40pm.
The class is FREE and ends with a dance recital the weekend of May 19th & 20th. Red River Dance & Performing Company, Fargo.  Registration.

Friday night Activity Center dances, 7-9pm, at RDJ Rec Center, 1104 2nd Avenue S, Fargo. $1.50 fee. 701-235-2444.

Cool Kids Club, September through May, every 3rd Friday of the month from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Not currently taking place.

Jesus Cares Ministry. 6:30 pm - 7:30, 3rd Tuesdays of each month, September -May. Please sign up ahead of time. Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, Moorhead.

Triumphant Disability Ministry, designed to give students of all ages and abilities. Sundays 10:30AM-11:40AM, Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church, 2901 20th St. S. Moorhead.  Membership at Triumph not needed.

S.U.P.E.R. Adventures Thursday, an informal social group for children and young adults with disabilities. Typically from 6:30pm-8:30pm, but not always. Fargo Moorhead area. Year round.

Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network sponsors "Game On" days, 6-9pm, on the first and third Mondays of each month, for Middle and High School; Ages 17 and up – Meets every fourth Monday. Section 9 Cyber Café, 1142 17th Street N, Fargo.
Also sponsors Lego Group For Children and Teens- 3rd Saturday of each month - 9:30 -10:30, Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo.

Fantastic Friends. 2nd Thursday of the month. Gigi's Playhouse, Fargo. Check out Gigi's Playhouse for ongoing activities for various ages.

ATA Tae Kwon Do Classes for kids on the autism spectrum. Mike Beyer 701-237-6800

Aktion Club - 1st Monday of each month, September-May, 6:30-7:30 - a community-service group for adult citizens living with disabilities. Aktion Club is sponsored by Kiwanis. Contact Barb Grabar. Fargo North High School.

4th Tuesday of Every Month - Ruby's Pantry FOOD DISTRIBUTION. Registration: 4:30pm, Distribution: 5pm-7pm. $20
Sponsored by M State Moorhead & First Congregational-UCC, Moorhead. 218-299-6839 or

Autism NOWAutism NOW Center - Webinar Archive. More information.

HealthMeet™ Launches Webinar Series
Join health experts every other Wednesday for free Webinars on a variety of health issues important to people with I/DD. HealthMeet™ is a project of The Arc, made possible by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control. Event Schedule. Previous sessions are archived.

Reel Movies for Real Needs (Sensory Modified Film) Series - 10:30, Marcus Theatres, Fargo. For families of children with special needs; autism or other challenges; lower volume, lights up. Check theater for schedule.

TNT Adult Fitness. Fargo

Participants enjoying events

"The Arc puts together great activities and a lot of fun gatherings for all ages!  We are thankful and thank filled that we have such a strong Arc group."
Diane Brendemuhl, parent
participants in Arc Activities

Support Groups

FM Autism Support Group
Rachel 701-371-7211
2nd Friday of the month, Fargo.

"A" OK Fergus Falls Area Autism Support Group Meets the 2nd Saturday of the month, 9:30-11am. Contact: Nicole 736-6189, Anne 998-3258, or Carrie 739-3590

FM Special needs support network -meetings 1st Thursday of each month, 6pm. Hope Lutheran Church South Campus.

Gigi's Playhouse

Gigi’s Playhouse Fargo. Calendar | Library list

Parent Professional Learning Network

Red River Valley Asperger Network/Support groups. Lunch & Learn series, 3rd Thursday of each month, Noon to 1:00 at Anne Carlsen Center, 4152 30th Ave, Suite 102, Fargo. RSVP required. Tuesday's Child Caregiver Support Group, 12-1pm, Olivet Lutheran Church, 1330 S. University Dr., Fargo

White Earth Autism Support Group (218) 983-3285 X 1201
3rd Tuesdays of the month

The Windmill Project
Mary Peterson
Douglas County

Listing of community activities in the FM area, compiled by the Parent Involvement & School Age Disabilities workgroups of the Clay County Collaborative

Fargo Adaptive Programs - Adult. Youth.

Farm in the Dell. News. Farm in the Dell Community Supported Agriculture 2017.

HOPE, Inc.  year-round sports and recreation for children with mobility challenges
Adair Grommesh

Pacer Center STEM Program

Summer Camps

Camp Grassik - Applications now available for camping sessions at Elks Camp Grassick for summer 2017. Information and application. #701-327-4251 or email

FASD summer camp scholarship
Summer Camp Scholarship Application

Pacer EX.I.T.E camp

Red Willow Bible Camp - Discovery Camp, Discovery Camp is a four day camp for adults (18 years of age or older) with physical and intellectual disabilities.

The Arc Minnesota, West Central Region
810 4th Ave. S, #134
Moorhead, MN 56560
Fax 218-233-0853

Fargo Area 6 Special Olympics

MN Special Olympics/
Area 4 Special Olympics

Area 4 Basketball competition April 26th.

State Competition

Athlete Application and Consent Forms

Basketball practices start Feb. 11th, Sundays 1-3. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Moorhead.
Wayne Brendemuhl, Diane Brendemuhl. Moorhead Athlete Registration Form.

Alexandria Lakes Area:
Karyn SportelKari Tomoson.
Facebook. Young Athletes/ Unified Juniors

Breckenridge Community:
Amanda Hinrichs

Detroit Lakes Area:Krysta Lipton

DGF - school-based:Brittany Kuehl

Fergus Falls Community:
Cate Walz
Fergus Falls Junior Team:
Dawn Birch

Morris Community Prairie Stars
Cindy Solvie

Pelican Rapids Special Olympics Karli Kirkwood

Corinne Schattsneider

PINECONES IndependentJerilyn Skjegstad

Wheaton Area Special Olympics Mary Armstrong

Minnesota Special Hockey - athletes with a developmental disability

Muskies Special Hockey, Alexandria Sue Prettyman Justice

Minnesota Wild Special Hockey-Moorhead/Fargo, Moorhead Jackie Beedy

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