Welcome to The Arc NWMS!



Art to Achieve  

We are looking forward to seeing our artists on Saturday, February 6th at 8:30 a.m. for our final session!

The Arc Northwest Mississippi T-Shirt Fundraiser
Buy a t-shirt to support The Arc!

Click the link below to download the order forms.  
The order forms are not on-line documents.  
You will need to print them out and write on them.  
You may bring them to the office, mail them to the office, or scan them and email them to rebecca@thearcnwms.org (use PayPal for this option).


February Meeting

REM Mississippi
Tish Dettor

REM Mississippi is opening a new day program in DeSoto County located at 1050 Stateline Road, Suite C, Southaven, MS.  Tish Dettor will be presenting information on their new program and facility.  

REM Mississippi is a community-based, innovative health and human services provider, offering programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as those with complex emotional, behavioral and medical challenges.  Our individualized approach minimized each person's unique efforts to learn, grow and thrive in the communities that they call home.
Click the link below to visit REM Mississippi's website.

Monday, February 22, 2016
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Longview Heights Baptist Church
4501 Goodman Road, Olive Branch, MS  38654
Building C, in the chapel

Child care is provided.

Friends of The Arc Spotlight Presenter:  
Special Olympics
Save the dates!
Week 1 (ages 3-6yrs) June 21-24
Week 2 (ages7-10yrs) June 27-July 1
Week 3 (ages 11-15yrs) July 11-15
Week 4 (ages 16yrs-adult) July 18-22



Do you have any legos at your house that you are not using?
Would you consider donating them to The Arc NWMS?
If you can answer YES to these questions, contact rebecca@thearcnwms.org or call (901) 907-9041! 


Attention Kroger Shoppers!  Please click the link below and sign up for Community Rewards to support The Arc Northwest Mississippi.  Every time you use your Kroger Card you will be helping people with special needs!


1.  Sign in or create an account.
2.  You can search for The Arc NWMS by name or you can search by our assigned number:  14251.
3.  Then use your Kroger Card to help The Arc Northwest Mississippi.

2nd Annual Dancing For Our Stars To Benefit Baddour

Media stars and other prominent community leaders are coming together for
The Baddour Center's 2nd Annual Dancing For Our Stars fundraiser Saturday, February 27, 2016
Dinner and drinks will be at 6 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m.
The event will be held at First Choice Catering, 5905 Scott Blvd. in Horn Lake, MS.
Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at www.dancingforourstars.com
or by calling Jenny Hurt at 662-366-6930.
For more information about The Baddour Center, please visit www.baddour.org or The Baddour Center on Facebook.

The Baddour Center 2016 Dr. Phil George Spring Workshop
The Baddour Center is proud to present the 2016 Dr. Phil George Spring Workshop "Autism Spectrum Disorders: Toward an Understanding of Adult Issues to Aid in Fostering Independent Functioning." The speaker will be Sheila Williamson, Ph.D., BCBA-D. The workshop will take place on Monday, March 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Baddour Center, 3297 Hwy 51 South, Senatobia, MS. Registration and payment of $50 per person is due by March 1, 2016. There is no charge for Baddour Center staff, family members, or Board members. Visit the link below for registration information
http://baddour.org/assets/2053/symposia2016.pdf .
Mississippi's 8th Annual Special Education Conference
For Parents and Professionals

February 25-26, 2016

Jackson Convention Center
105 East Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS

Mississippi Miss Amazing

March 25-26, 2016
Landers Center

The Miss Amazing Program gives girls and young women with disabilities the opportunity to build self-confidence in a supportive environment. All participants are crowned and awarded trophies for their bravery and hard work.

Any girl or woman ages 5 and up who meets the definition of disability under the government laws and acts defining disability is eligible. Boys can also participate in our Right Hand Man Program.

To participate or volunteer visit:


Lori Brasfield, State Director


The Arc of Northwest Mississippi presents


Friday, April 1st, 2016 
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Cedar Hill Farms, Hernando, MS 

Individual tickets $50.00/ Tables $500.00
To purchase tickets, email Rebecca Treadway  


Hernando Interact presents Light It Up Blue and Bolt for Blue
The 3rd annual Bolt for Blue 5K will be held at the Hernando Courthouse Square on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Race begins at 9:00 a.m. Early registration (by March 27th) fee is $25. Registration on race day is $30 cash payment. All proceeds will be donated to Autism Assistance Fund. For registration and information, go to http://racesonline.com/events/bolt-for-blue-5k 
The Taste of DESOTO 

The 12th Annual Taste of Desoto 
Sunday, April 24th, 2016  
4:00-8:00 p.m.
  Landers Center, Southaven,
TOD benefits: The Arc of Northwest Mississippi and The Hope Center
Restaurant registration is now open.
To register, click the link below:
Autism Awareness Golf Tournament 

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 

North Creek Golf Course 
8770 North Creek Blvd. 
Southaven, Mississippi 38671

Lunch will be served at 11:00
Tee time is 1:00 

Mississippi disAbility MegaConference
June 16-17, 2016

Jackson Downtown Marriott


The Mississippi disAbility MegaConference is the state's largest conference for people with disabilities, their families, and professionals. At the conference, speakers and vendors will share the latest information and innovations on many topics such as healthcare, education, employment, mental health, safety, and much more!

The conference is a great way for people to make new friends and learn about services that may benefit their lives in the future.

The Arc Northwest Mississippi

The Arc of Mississippi was founded in 1961 and is an affiliate of The Arc of the United States, the world's largest grassroots advocacy organization for citizens of all ages with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, and their families.

The Arc of Mississippi works to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community.  We focus on abilities, respect, choice for all and encourage active citizenship and inclusion in every community. 

  • One in every ten families in America has a member with an intellectual and developmental disability.
  • One in 68 children are diagnosed with autism.
  • There are more than 7.5 million people in the U.S. with an intellectual and developmental disability.
  • Cognitive/intellectual disability is a condition, not a disease.
The Arc works to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the supports they need to live an ordinary, decent American life.
  • People with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families are valued, respected and included in all communities.
  • People with intellectual and developmental disabilities direct their own lives.
  • People choose their services and supports from many available sources.
  • People are empowered through nonprofit advocacy.  State and federal governments administer programs and set budgets that meet everyone's needs. 


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