Core Services Overview

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Core Services

Arc Northland is Northeastern Minnesota's premier organization serving people with disabilities and their families. Formerly known as the Association for Retarded Citizens, Arc Northland has offered the citizens of Northeastern Minnesota advocacy, support, education, counseling, information, referral, training and other programs since 1951. Each service provided is designed to advance Arc's mission to promote equal opportunity for quality living and to enhance dignity and respect for people with disabilities and their families. Locally and statewide, Arc Northland is known for its innovative approaches to current and emerging needs.

Programs and services are divided into 5 main areas:

Adult Self-Advocacy Services

People First (empowerment group for adults with disabilities)
Young Women's Group (growth group for young women 18 and over)
Guardianship & Conservatorship
Person-Centered Planning Facilitation
PCA (Personal Care Assistant) Services

Family Services

"Extreme Parenting" Support Groups
"FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) Extreme" Support Group
Family Fun Night (for families with a child that has a disability)
IEP Advocacy
Counseling & Advocacy
Information & Referral

PCA North Services

PCA (Personal Care Assistant) Services - services that help people with disabilities of all ages live independently in the community or in their family home

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Programs & Services

Prevention Training
Intervention Training

Health Education Program

FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) High/Middle School Prevention Curriculum
FASD Education on Post-Secondary Level
FASD Community-Wide Public Awareness Campaign
FASD Intervention Assistance
Provider/Professional Intervention Training

For more information about any of the services listed above, click on the link provided or call (218) 726-4725.

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