The Arc of Greater Beaumont is an organization devoted exclusively to serving local individuals with disabilities and improving quality of life for them and their families. To achieve this goal, we constantly explore ways to expand and create new possibilities. The following information describes the different tracks of services and programs currently offered by The Arc.
The Arc provides monthly socialization and recreation services to adults ages 16 and up with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). This program’s intent is to provide socialization and recreation opportunities to increase consumers ability to interact with peers and others in the community and help them stay physically fit by staying active. Periodic field trips, dances, and community service projects are just some of the many ways The Arc’s members can socialize with peers and experience fun active events in a safe supervised environment. Activities include, themed dances, bingo, karaoke, sports nights, and much more.
Summer Day Camps are provided to address the need for stimulating summer activities for children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc Summer Day Camps work to ensure participants receive continued education and support while not in school. Participants of The Arc Summer Day Camp will enjoy a week full of fun recreational and educational activities. Campers enjoy activities including, but not limited to volleyball, bowling, swimming, basketball, soccer, baseball, and many arts and crafts activities.
This program is designed for families and/or caregivers of children with developmental disabilities. Activities include a quarterly family event, annual parent workshops, parent mentoring, information and referrals, legislative advocacy, and community service programs. The Arc offers a network of information to families and individuals needing services through our website and e-newsletters. We also participate in a variety of public awareness activities to educate the community and improve quality of life for this important population. The Arc of Greater Beaumont Down Syndrome Family Group is designed to offer social support for families of children with Down Syndrome. The Arc Autism Support Group is designed to offer education and support for families of children with autism.
Interactive Web Site & Facebook Page
In The Arc’s effort to bring information and referrals to families and individuals needing services we offer a long list of links to important resources. Informational facts, statistics, and upcoming events are posted. Here you can make donations safely and securely or and join our e-mailing list. You can also visit our Facebook Page to view pictures of past events and keep up with what’s happening at The Arc of Greater Beaumont.
This program is designed to facilitate the Southeast Texas Self-Advocates. This program is for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) age 18 and older. The group is managed by its own members and promotes self-advocacy, leadership, and education. Regular meetings are held and host a topic and or speaker that broadens self-awareness and empowers adults with IDD to be active in community leadership. The Southeast Texas Self Advocates group also attends an annual conference, The Arc of Texas capital day, and participates in community services projects and local legislative advocacy.