Back to School
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
Emily Word, LIFE of Tupelo
Living Independence For Everyone
Call (901)907-9041, email email@example.com, or visit our website thearcnwms.org for information
... a program just for brothers and sisters of kids with special needs
- Brothers and sisters of kids with special needs have an opportunity to meet and talk with other kids who have siblings with unique needs
- They will have the opportunity to talk about the good and the not-so-good parts of living with a sibling with special needs
- Most important, Sibshops are fun! It is an opportunity to meet others, play games, do activities, and have snacks with new friends
Brothers and sisters of kids with intellectual and developmental disabilities often find it difficult to express their feelings about their sibling to others: anger towards a sibling when they display behaviors that prevent the family from going on outings, sadness that their sibling may not learn as quickly as they can, worry over chronic illness of their sibling, or the special pride felt when their sibling with special needs learns a basic but important life skill after months of practice.
Sibshops are a celebration of many contributions
made by brothers and sisters.
Siblings will have the opportunity to share their feelings with other kids that truly understand. Facilitators will assist in this process. As well as peer support, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about their sibling's special needs.
- Sibshops are for kids ages 6 - 13 years of age who have a brother or sister with special needs
- Sibshops will meet at Longview Point Baptist Church in Hernando, MS, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on select Saturdays
- Cost is $10 per child
- Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- To register your child for Sibshops: http://www.thearcnwms.org/sibshops
Register for SibShops
Little House Art Project is an opportunity for all teens to learn more about the fundamentals of art. Studies in light sources, painting still life, and more will be explored in this series of classes with Artist Vicky Neyman (member of Olive Branch Art Council and Gallery 12: A Coterie of Artists).
Spring and Fall Classes will be held the Second Saturday of the month,
April through June and August through October.
9:00 a.m. to Noon
$25 per session includes supplies
Limited seating - 15 max.
To reserve your spot go to
Click on Little House Art Project to register
For more class information:
2126 Stateline Road East
(in the parking lot of Graceland Christian Church)
MAY 14 (rsvp by May 7)--Still Life in acrylic paint on canvas
JUNE 11 (rsvp by June 4)--Plein Air-weather permitting: Mixed Media
JULY NO CLASS
Coming up: Aug 13; Sept 10; Oct 8; Nov 12
DESOTO TOWNE CINEMA
Join us for a sensory-friendly family movie at the Southaven Malco.
7130 Malco Boulevard, Southaven, MS
-Moderately dimmed lighting
-Guests are welcome to move around and be themselves
-Special pricing of $5.50 per ticket
-Movie begins at 9:30 a.m.
Great starter movie format for toddlers too!
Email email@example.com for more information.
Tickets available day of event only in theater lobby.
Upcoming Movies - Mark Your Calendars!
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Leadership Training for Fathers & Father Figures
Dads, do you ever feel like you don't know the best way to support your child with a disability or their mother?
If so, please join us for a day of support and education for dads and other men raising children who have physical, mental, or behavioral challenges.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Families as Allies
840 East River Place
Jackson, MS 39202
THIS EVENT IS FREE!
Childcare will be provided
Click Here to Register
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.
- 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.