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COVID 19: Special Education Guide During School Closure, A Guide for Parents Part 1

Since the March 2020 outbreak of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) in the United States, businesses and public schools have closed across the country. Nationwide school closures have left parents wondering how their children will learn and complete the current school year. Parents who have a child receiving special education services in public school have additional concerns about how their child’s special education program and their learning will be impacted. How will the public school provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) and meet their child’s unique education needs? The response to this question will be as distinct and individual as each child.

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September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - The Only 100% Preventable Developmental Disability

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2019 A LIFE LIKE YOURS Cornhole Tournament, Craft Beer & BBQ

The 2019 A LIFE LIKE YOURS cornhole tournament is on October 12 from 3:00pm – 6:30pm. It will be located at Southern Range Brewing Co, 151 S. Stewart St., Monroe NC.

Join us for Family, Friends & Fellowship, featuring the 3rd Annual A LIFE LIKE YOURS Cornhole Tournament benefitting The Arc of Union/Cabarrus and it's First in Families of the Southern Piedmont program!  Presented by Southern Range Brewing Co., Jon G's BBQ, and Spivey Insurance Group. Tournament will start with a round-robin format of timed games; winners then proceed to single-elimination brackets. Every team guaranteed multiple games. Members of overall winning team each win a YETI Cooler! 

Entry is $40 per player/$80 per team.  Players under 18 must have parent/guardian permission. Register online at Day-of registrations also accepted.

If you're not a cornhole player, you can still support The Arc by coming out to enjoy some Southern Range Brewing Co. crafts and Jon G's BBQ!  Both will be donating a portion of their proceeds during the event to support The Arc's mission.

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Camp Spencer Day Camp 2019

Camp Spencer Day Camp, a 40+ year tradition in Concord, NC, is coming up on July 1st - 5th, 2019. Designed for older teens (age 16+) and adults with intellectual & developmental disabilties, this week-long day camp is filled with swimming, crafts, games, movies, dancing, and a talent show!

Camp runs each day from 9:00am - 2:00pm and includes lunch and snacks. Support staff & group home staff are welcome.  The registration fee for campers is $35, but scholarships are available on an as-needed basis.  Bus transportation from 2 pick-up locations is available at no additional charge, or families/staff can provide their own transportation to and from camp.

Camp Spencer is 98% staffed by volunteers. Please contact us if you would like to be a part of this fun, rewarding program!  

REGISTRATIONS DUE BY JUNE 25TH. Mail your completed registration form, health form, and a $35 check to: The Arc of Union/Cabarrus, 1653-C Campus Park Drive, Monroe NC 28112

Questions?  Contact Melanie Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 704-261-1550 x 207.