2019 Income Tax Guide
This authoritative income tax guide has proven invaluable for families and individuals concerned about tax deductions and credits related to the care and support of a child or an adult with an intellectual or developmental disability.
The Arc of Midland
Learn. Educate. Succeed.

The Arc of Midland is a nonprofit organization which promotes the general welfare of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and increases their presence, participation and inclusion in the community.


Public Policy Summit (3/6/19)

Event Date: 3/6/2019 – 6PM-8PM

Saginaw Valley State University
Gilbertson Hall – Ott Auditorium
7400 Bay Rd
University Center, MI 48710

Join us for an evening of discussion with Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy, The Arc of the United States on important National Public Policy topics such as:

  • Education
  • Transition
  • Employment
  • Adult Support, including the Direct Support Professional shortage

Over the last 60 years, The Arc has grown and adapted to the changes that people with disabilities face across their life span. Through the decades, The Arc has seen several name changes, advocated for the passage of state and federal legislation on behalf of people with disabilities and established a broad network of state and local chapters that range from small voluntary groups to large, professional organizations. Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security, Medicare and civil rights laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are critical for people with I/DD and their families, providing benefits, supports, and civil rights protections that help make community living possible. These federal programs provide the key to community living and inclusion for people with I/DD across the nation. Now more than ever, we must join together as a collective movement to ensure that these programs and civil rights are protected. Please join us to learn more about important public policy issues and discover what we can all do together.


TEAM Winter 2019 Schedule

TEAM will be canceled for the evening if Midland Public Schools are closed on the scheduled meeting day. Thank you for understanding.


January 15

January 22

January 29

February 5

NO CLASS February 12: See you at the Valentine’s dance on February 14th @ The Great Hall

February 19

February 26

March 5

March 12

March 19

NO CLASS March 26: Spring Break

April 2

April 9

April 16

April 23: Last day of TEAM

Midland EV Free Church
North Entrance – Room 301
7221 North Jefferson Avenue
Midland, MI 48642

*Dial A Ride: No earlier than 5:45 pm drop off. No later than 7:15 pm pick up.


Direct Support Professionals Training (2/20/2019 & 3/20/2019)

Wayne State University’s Developmental Disabilities Institute for an empowerment education training for Direct Support Professionals!

Limited seating available!

When: February 20, 2019
Where: Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

1. Creating A Culture of Support: This training focuses on exploring the system of positive behavioral supports. Throughout this model, participants will learn the benefits of developing positive relations, and techniques that Direct Support Professionals can use to build and sustain positive relationships with the people they serve.

2. Supporting Growth Through Opportunity and Choices: This training is designed to give you information about how to support people with disabilities in making their own choices without influencing them in their decision-making.

When: March 20, 2019
Where: Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

1. Teaching Made Easy: This training is designed to provide information on how you can effectively teach people with disabilities new life skills through the use of different teaching strategies and techniques.

2. Supporting People in Establishing Friendships and Making Community Connections: This training is designed to give you information about ways you can support people with disabilities in developing relationships/friendships with people in the community.


iCan Bike-Midland (5/6/19 – 5/10/19)

Event Dates:
5/6/2018 – 5/10/2019

Event Location:
Midland Evangelical Free Church
7221 N Jefferson Ave, Midland, MI 48642

Riders: Camp is for 5 days, with sessions lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes each day. iCan Bike roller equipment is designed to teach kids with disabilities how to ride a bike where traditional training wheels have failed. Riders will be encouraged every step of the way by supportive staff.

Volunteers: Be the support to help a rider go from “I Can’t” to “I Can”! We need YOU to believe in them along the way. YOU will be ’spotting’ riders as the roller equipment is gradually taken away. Choose one or more sessions to help with, Monday-Friday. Individuals & Groups welcome!

Session 18:15 AM – 9:30 AM
Session 210:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Session 311:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Session 42:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Session 53:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Camp Cost$75

Arc Stroll, Roll & 5k Run/Walk (6-8-19)

Event Date:
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Event Location:
Chippewa Nature Center
400 S. Badour Rd. Midland, Michigan

Join us on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 for the 14th annual Arc Stroll, Roll & 5k Run/Walk.

  • 9 AM Competitive 5K Run & 5K Walk– flat run – no hills
  • Official timing by Miller Race Management
  • Run/Walk $30 w/t-shirt
  • Students K-12 $20 w/t-shirt
  • Fun Walk! $15 w/t-shirt All ages & abilities welcome

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