We strive to improve outcomes for people

who experience disabilities by helping them live meaningful lives, be gainfully employed, and recreate in the communities in which they live.


Registration Now Open for March Respite Events

Parents are invited to register now for one of two FREE respite events The Arc Lane County hosts each month, thanks to a grant from the Lane County System of Care.

Parents DO NOT have to be associated with The Arc Lane County to take advantage of this respite program; parents simply must have a child (5-13 years) who experiences a disability, mental health or behavioral health concern. Siblings are welcome to attend as well.

The Arc will host its Parents’ Night Out event on Friday, March 8. After dropping your children off, come join Families Connected for a Parent Hang Out at Roaring Rapids Pizza for free dinner, camaraderie, fun and trivia.

The other respite event, called the Kids’ Saturday Social, on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come catch a breather before the kids are out of school for spring break.

If you have questions about The Arc’s respite program, contact Sina for more information.

Full Access Brokerage to Host Emergency Preparedness Fair March 6

After the ice storm in January, are there things you wish you had prepared for just a little bit better? Full Access will host Prepare-A-Palooza on Wednesday, March 6 from 10 am through 4 pm at Venue 252 in Eugene to help people learn how to better prepare for an emergency situation.

Stop by and visit The Arc Lane County table, where we will be conducting a survey to help us build an Emergency Preparedness learning tool in partnership with Cognitopia. Come spend a day learning, getting prepared and gathering emergency supplies!

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Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition Makes Stop in Springfield for 2024 Discovery Tour

The Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition is traveling across the state as part of its 2024 Discovery Tour to learn what is important to self-advocates of all ages and to offer strategies to advance self advocacy.

OCAC will make a stop in Springfield on Saturday, March 23 and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages are invited! Come enjoy refreshments, meet new friends and lift your voice and be heard.


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