Chance to WIN 10 Tickets to Steamwheeler’s July 6th Game

You can enter for a chance to win 10 seats at the July 6th Quad City Steamwheelers Game for only $5.00. All seats are in the Steamwheelers “Party Cove.” What better way to treat your friends and family to a night of football and fun? All proceeds benefit the MLK Food Drive and will benefit local food pantries in the Quad Cities Area. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. Drawing will take place in the 3rd Quarter of the June 8th Game.

Enter for your chance to win here:



 

 

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Disability Awareness Month: Meet Mark

“It (Disability Awareness Month) means that people with developmental disabilities should be given the same opportunities that are enjoyed by everyone else.”

Mark has been with The Arc of the Quad Cities Area for just over one year. After living in the Chicago North Suburbs, Mark was looking for an agency that could support his independence that was near the Iowa border. His parents had moved to North Liberty in 2021 and his brother lives in Muscatine, Iowa. Realizing that crossing state lines would interrupt his care, he found a happy medium at The Arc of the Quad Cities Area. Mark is close with his family and living geographically closer has made it easier to keep it that way.

Mark uses a chair for his mobility and needs assistance for his care, transfers, getting dressed, etc. because of Cerebral Palsy. So finding an agency that could fit his needs was paramount. One of the services that attracted Mark was the Assistive Technology (AT) department. Before leaving his prior agency, his chair needed repair which impaired his daily activities as this prior provider did not have an in-house AT department to help him fix his chair. Knowing that The Arc has that service in-house means Mark won’t experience lags in routine chair maintenance and with peace of mind he won’t lose his only modality of transportation and independence.

Despite his challenges, Mark manages a full life in his community and enjoys spending time outside, cheering on the Cubs, and anything to do with baseball or football. Mark was also on the honor roll in school and has just been nominated to The Arc’s Board of Directors. Says Michael Glanz, The Arc’s Executive Director, “Mark has proven himself as a strong self-advocate and will be a great resource for the Board.”

What does this year’s Disability Awareness Month mean to Mark? “It means that people with developmental disabilities should be given the same opportunities that are enjoyed by everyone else.” Continues Mark, “I am glad I was born after 1990 because of the conditions for people like me before the Adults with Disabilities Act (ADA) was implemented. We were most likely put in nursing homes.”

Mark enjoys a full life in the community because of his self-advocacy and for the advocacy of so many others before him who together have worked to build a strong inclusive society that benefits all.

March is Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

 

Every March, The Arc celebrates and uplifts people with disabilities and highlights their diverse experiences. This month is an opportunity for us to spread awareness through the stories that reflect our shared humanity and the places where people with disabilities intersect in our neighborhoods, in our workplaces, and within our social networks. It is within these everyday interactions and places people are building a truly inclusive society one relationship at a time.

This month we will highlight some of the individuals served by The Arc and recognize their contributions to forming strong, diverse communities that work, play, and grow together.

Disability Awareness Night with the Steamwheelers 4.20

The Quad Cities Disabilities Awareness Coalition is a group of organizations dedicated to increasing access, inclusion, and empowerment for people with disabilities around the Quad Cities. Join The Arc on April 20th for a game with the Quad Cities Steamwheelers starting at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are now available for only $12.50 each.

The Arc of the Quad Cities Announces Re-Brand for Arc Industries: QC Flex

The Arc is excited to share a major milestone in our journey – the unveiling of a new brand identity for Arc Industries to QC Flex! After months of creative exploration, strategic planning, and input from our team, we are excited to introduce a fresh, professionalized face to the world.

As we have grown and adapted to the ever-changing needs of our customers and employees, we believe it’s essential to reflect our evolution and growth. This re-branding is not just about a new logo, it is a testament to our commitment to transformational change, innovation, and the spirit of flexibility that defines QC Flex. This re-brand is more than just a visual upgrade, it sets the stage for exciting developments ahead while honoring our unique way of doing business with an inclusive workforce that offers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities long-term work in an inclusive environment where everyone is treated with fairness and respect.

The logo has undergone a name change and bold transformation with a hidden chevron, symbolizing our forward-thinking approach and commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation while maintaining the core values that underpin everything we do. The new bold QC Flex brand shows our professionalism and expertise. Our tagline succinctly conveys our promise to customers: Dynamic, Customizable Business Solutions. Let us help you solve your business challenges with our flexible solutions. What’s our biggest flex? Having the ability to meet our customers’ varied needs, from document destruction to custom packaging and kitting, to corrugated box manufacturing, to government contracting – we have the FLEXability to take on even the most out-of-the-box tasks.

QC Flex will operate as a social enterprise that utilizes the power of its brand to not only advance the mission of The Arc but as a tool to showcase the value of an inclusive workforce and standards of excellence we are hoping to inspire.

Says Matt Fredericks, Division Director of Community Programs & Work Services. “We are connected to our history, our mission, the bonds of connectivity to our employees and customers which has informed our journey to becoming a social enterprise. We look forward to showcasing our capacities to the business community.”

Save the Date for The Arc’s Holiday Choir!

We hope to see you at our Holiday Choir Concert coming up Sunday, December 10 at 2:00PM. Join us for lots of fun, joy and good music!

The Winter Holiday Party 2023 is almost here!

Save the Date for the Winter Holiday Party hosted by The Arc of the Quad Cities Iowa!

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Ready for Trivia?

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The date for the 2023 Trivia Night is Saturday, November 11th!

This event will take place at the Martin Luther King Center at 630 9th St in Rock Island, IL. Registration begins at 5:30 pm and the game begins at 6:30 pm. Bring your own snacks to the event, and get your ugly sweater ready for a fun and exciting night!

Register NOW at the following link: https://arcqca.org/events/trivia-night/

OR

Reserve a Table by contacting us at: wrights@arcqca.org | 309-786-6474