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BOOTS & BBQ 2018 Tickets

On Sale NOW!

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Operation Opportunity

Tickets available now!



September Events



Cookin' With The Arc

The Arc NWMS Cookbook 

Cookbooks make great gifts!

Buy a cookbook get a pot holder FREE, while supplies last!

There are several ways to pay:
Pay by check: Make your check out to “The Arc NWMS”, place in Memo line “Cookbook.”

Mail your check to 6515 Goodman Road #281, Olive Branch, MS 38654 or

Bring it to our office at 5847 Getwell Road, Building 3 Suite 3, Getwell Road, Southaven, MS 38672

Click the “Add to Cart” button below to pay and have it shipped to you or anyone you might like to gift this awesome cookbook too.

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Treadway at rebecca@thearcnwms.org.




Supper Club & Supper Club Junior


Little House Art Project








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.  If you already have a Kroger Account, click "sign in." If you do not have a Kroger Account, go to step #6
2.  Enter your email and password.
3.  If you have forgotten your password, click on "Forgot your password?" and Kroger will send you an email to reset your password.
4. You will be prompted to enter the number or the name of the organization: The Arc Northwest Mississippi, 14251, or NA839. 
5. You are DONE! Thank you for supporting The Arc Northwest Mississippi. 
6. Click "Create an Account" and fill out the information. 
7. Enter your Card or Alternate ID Number with your Last Name.
8. You will be prompted to enter the number or the name of the organization: The Arc Northwest Mississippi, 14252 or NA839.
9. You are DONE! Thank you for supporting The Arc Northwest Mississippi. 


Great way to help The Arc NWMS through the online shopping mall or by dining out.

Great way to help The Arc NWMS through the online shopping mall or by dining out.


Amazon Smile
Please remember when shopping at Amazon, choose the option to shop at Amazon "Smile" and choose The Arc Northwest Mississippi.

To support charity, always shop at smile.amazon.com

Learn about AmazonSmile

Amazon Smile
1. Create a bookmark

Drag this box to your bookmarks or favorites bar to create a shortcut to smile.amazon.com.


Purchase with purpose. Amazon donates to The Arc of Northwest Mississippi when you shop for back to school supplies at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-4985893

Would you like to join the National Arc's Mailing List? 

Joining the email list will allow you to keep up with all the news from the National Arc.

  1. Go to thearc.org 
  2. Go to the subtitle " Who We Are" 
  3. Go down to "Contact Us" and enter all of your information 
  4. Lastly, be sure to check the box that says you would like to recieve emails from the Arc.


Car Donation Program

Click here for more information



Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & the Mid-South Events

DSAM 2018 Calendar at a Glance

9/15 Down Syndrome Awareness Picnic, Southaven, MS

9/20 Educator Workshop “Strategies to Help Students with Down  Syndrome Succeed”

10/21 "Save the Date" Step Up For Down Syndrome, Christian Brothers University

Every Monday - Self-Advocate Classes at the DSAM Office

Check out the Event Calendar on the DSAM website regularly for additions and updates 




Upcoming Events with MSPTI


Childcare and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


Presented by: Leslie Junkin, Asst. Director, MSPTI


Parents often struggle with finding childcare if their child has a disability. This presentation will explain the law and help parents prepare for the process of finding appropriate childcare.



September 20, 2018, 12pm - 1pm



Parenting with PBIS

(Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)


Presented by: Patty Gautier, Family, Data & Dissemination Coordinator, REACH MS 


The implementation of PBIS provides adults and children with more opportunities for positive interactions and offers an opportunity for lasting behavioral changes. This presentation will offer an overview of the basic principles of PBIS and practical examples of how it can support positive changes in behavior at home.


September 24, 2018, 12pm - 1pm




Having a child with a disability can be challenging. Your child's IEP and how to monitor it can be confusing. How to be the best advocate for your child, the importance of communication and how to resolve conflicts are important pieces of this puzzle. 


Join us for one of our advocacy academies designed to provide you with the tools to understand the special education process and strengthen your advocacy skills.


Topics include:

  • The different levels of advocacy
  • How to identify your advocacy style and improve your approach
  • The basics of communication and tips for making your communication more effective
  • How to identify the right people to help you resolve an issue
  • Understanding the rules and laws (IDEA, ADA, 504)
  • Overview of the special education process
  • Understanding your child's IEP and tips for improving their IEP
  • Options for resolving disputes when they happen 


Fall 2018 Parent Advocacy Academies



Pediatrust, LLC

306 Hospital Drive, Columbus, MS 39705

Saturday, September 29, 2018

9:00am to 12:00pm




Greenwood-Leflore Public Library

405 W Washington St, Greenwood, MS 38930

Saturday, October 6, 2018

9:00am to 12:00pm




State Bank Community Room

112 Cherokee Street, Brookhaven, MS 39601

Saturday, October 6, 2018

9:00am to 12:00pm


Limited number of spots - Reserve your seat soon!


for questions or more information contact

Leslie Junkin




September 29, 2018

10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson, Mississippi



Get your outdoor green on and join us for a FUN filled day to celebrate people with disabilities, their families and friends. Enjoy a supportive and judgement-free day.



$11 Ticket Includes


   * All day access to the Museum

   * Archery

   * Laser Shot

   * Creature Feature

   * Can-Fishing

   * Lulu the Dinosaur

   * Lunch from Chimneyville Smokehouse




Mississippi Achieves

Please visit this website for some excellent resources for college students with disabilities.

Resources for College Students with Disabilities



Mississippi Department of Mental Health Helpline


If you have a concern about the care your loved one is receiving or need help,

call the MS DMH Helpline.


Scent Evidence K9
Human Scent Preservation Kit

Using a scent pad that has been correctly preserved within a sealed sterile jar reduces the start time of the K9 team.  When other articles, such as clothing, are used to collect the person's scent , it may be necessary to dismiss the scent of other people (e.g., other members of the household, law enforcement personnel, healthcare providers, etc.) whose scent may have contaminated these articles.
Having a scent pad that has been correctly preserved within a sealed sterile jar increases law enforcement and search personnel awareness of human scent discriminate K9 teams. Properly trained human scent discriminate K9 teams are capable of trailing in high traffic areas, on multiple types of surfaces, with trails that are over 24 hours old and vehicle trails.

*Each kit comes with a jar, lid, sterile gauze pad, tamper proof tape, label and instruction booklet.

To get your own Human Scent Preservation Kit contact Director William Nichols with the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department at (901) 282-7473 or email him at wnichols@desotocountyms.gov.

Did you know you can sign up for grocery pick up?

The following Kroger Stores offer ClickList shopping:

  • Kroger Southaven - Goodman/Getwell 3095 Goodman Rd. E, Southaven, MS 38672
  • Kroger Olive Branch - 7427 Goodman Rd., Olive Branch, MS 38654
  • Kroger Horn Lake - Goodman/Horn Lake 3926 Goodman Rd. W, Horn Lake, MS 38637
  • Kroger Marketplace - Hernando 2380 Mount Pleasant Rd., Hernando, MS 38632

Start shopping at https://www.kroger.com/onlineshopping/signin

The following Wal Mart Stores offer online grocery shopping: 

  •  WalMart Southaven - 6811 Southcrest Pkwy., Southaven, MS 38671
  •  WalMart Olive Branch - 7950 Craft Goodman Frontage Rd., Olive Branch, MS 38654
  •  WalMart Horn Lake - 4150 Goodman Rd. W, Horn Lake, MS 38637

Start shopping at https://grocery.walmart.com/


Please feel free to take advantage weekly of the special needs programs in your area:

Longview Heights Baptist Church
4501 Goodman Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654
(662) 895-1900
Four Friends Special Needs Ministry

Longview Point Baptist Church 
1100 McIngvale Road
Hernando, MS 38632
(662) 449-1044
Hidden Treasures Special Needs Ministry

Getwell Church
7875 Getwell Road
Southaven, MS 38672
(662) 349-3680

Cornerstone Church
5998 Elmore Road
Southaven, MS 38671
(662) 349-0216