The Arc of Midland
Learn. Educate. Succeed.
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.


Summer Fun Kayaking & Paddleboarding with Ike’s Mobile Kayaks (6/12, 7/17, 8/21, 9/11)


June 12 – 6-8pm
July 17 – River Trip (must pre-register)
August 21 – River Trip (must pre-register)
September 11 – 6-8pm


Stratford Beach
3922 E Ashman Street
Midland, MI

Join us for kayaking and paddleboarding at Stratford Beach!

Ike’s Mobile Kayaks will have all you need to enjoy some time on the water. Go with a guide or take a kayak or paddleboard on your own.

Cost: $10/person

Event will be held rain or shine. Event will be canceled with thunder/lightning.

Contact Rachel Baker at 989-631-4439 x109 with any questions.


Direct Support Professionals Training (6/27/2019)

Join The Arc of Midland and Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy, The Arc of the United States, to learn useful skills and tools to better advocate with public policymakers.

Limited seating available!

June 27, 2019
10:00AM-12:00PM & 3:00-5:00PM
Please RSVP by June 24, 2019

Trinity Lutheran Church-Gathering Room
3701 Jefferson Ave, Midland, MI 48640

Training is intended for direct support professionals and provider agencies.


Independent Facilitator Training (8/13-14 or 8/20-21)

Event Dates: 8/13/2019-8/14/2019 (Livonia) or 8/20/2018-8/21/2018 (Midland)

Two training dates to choose from:

Tuesday, August 13th & Wednesday, August 14th


Schoolcraft College
39201 W. Seven Mile Road
Jeffress Center Building-3rd Floor Room 310
Livonia, MI 48152

Tuesday, August 20th & Wednesday, August 21st


Chippewa Nature Center
400 S Badour Rd.
Midland, MI 48640

Attendee must be independent–cannot be employed by Community Mental Health or a provider agency (any agency that provides Medicaid funded services)

Must attend both days to receive a training certificate

Lunch will be provided

Registration deadline: July 31, 2019

Contact Rachel Baker at 989-631-4439 ext. 109 or with any questions.


Gentle Teaching Training (7/16/2019)

Gentle Teaching incorporates compassion as an alternative to the reactive and restrictive practices that are commonplace in working with those who present with complex needs. Gentle Teaching is based on the premise that all individuals have a right to feel safe and valued in their homes; with their families and caregivers; and at their job, school, or other forms of meaningful day activities.

The techniques taught in Gentle Teaching are essential for caregivers working with children, seniors, individuals with disabilities, mental illness or any individual presenting complex needs.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Chippewa Nature Center
400 S. Badour Road
Midland, MI 48640

9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm)
Check-in begins at 8:45 am


Bring your own lunch.

Contact Rachel Baker at 989-631-4439 ext. 109 or with any questions.

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