Spring Parent Learning Series


The Arc of the Quad Cities Area is hosting a Parent Learning Series focused on providing the tools parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities need to be the most effective. Attendees will learn how to create and protect the life you wish for your child, sibling, or loved one.


All workshops will be from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. All sessions are free to participate.


High School Transitions – Illinois

Wednesday, May 4th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

  • Presented by Cindy Gibson
  • You and your student are essential partners in the transition process. Gain the tools and confidence to drive successful outcomes.
  • Feel confident understanding and participating in IEP and transition planning, and learn about parental safeguards.
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High School Transitions – Iowa

This session has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.


PUNS – What is PUNS? What are my options?

Wednesday, May 18th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 -p.m.

  • Presented by Matt Wells and Ranee Stufflebeem from Prairieland Service Coordination Inc. and Paula Lotz.
  • PUNS stands for Prioritization of Urgent Need for Services, but what does that mean for you and what services are offered?
  • Prairieland Service Coordination Inc. will help you understand PUNS. Which services you are qualified for and how to discern which are the best fit for you.
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Job Training and Community Employment Services

Wednesday, May 25th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

  • Presented by Andrea Taylor
  • Interested in working after High School? This session will cover the types of programs available to help individuals find and be successful in the workforce.
  • Learn about Job Corps, a residential training program funded by the Department of Labor and The Arc’s Community Employment Services Program.
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To register, please fill out the form below or contact Sue Gadient:
gadients@arcqca.org | (309) 786-6474


  • All sessions are free and will be held over Zoom.
  • In the case of cancellation