Programs

Camps

Summer Camps:

Teen Summer Camp

Teen Summer Camp

Three Summer Camps (Teen, Tween, and Little Tykes) are held each summer.  We have three Summer Day Camp sites; Mercer Aquatic Center Grace Community Church and The Arc.

Afterschool Camp:

The afterschool camp is held at the Bill Reagan Children’s Enrichment Center in the lower level of the Arc each day after school for all school age children. Hours of operation is 3:00-5:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 2:00-5:30 on Thursday.

Group Respite Programs

Tykes Play Date:

Every other Sunday from 2-5pm The Arc hosts a Little Tykes play date at the Bill Reagan Children Enrichment Center located in the lower level of The Arc office building. This group is for children between the ages of 4-11. The group participates in various planned activities and some times takes field trips out in the community. See EVENTS page for upcoming group dates.

Teen Movie Night:

Every other Friday from 6-8:30pm The Arc hosts a Teen Movie Night at the Bill Reagan Children Enrichment Center located in the lower level of The Arc office building. This group is for adolescents between the ages of 12-20. The group watches a different featured film and has a pizza party. See EVENTS page for upcoming group dates.

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Little Tykes

Little Tykes Group:

Every other Saturday from 12:30-4:30pm The Arc hosts a Little Tykes Group at the Bill Reagan Children Enrichment Center located in the lower level of The Arc office building. This group is for children between the ages of 4-11. The group participates in various planned activities and some times takes field trips out in the community. See EVENTS page for upcoming group dates.

Teen Group:

Every other Saturday from 12:30-4:30pm The Arc hosts a Teen Group at the Bill Reagan Children Enrichment Center located in the lower level of The Arc office building. This group is for children between the ages of 12-20. The group participates in various planned activities and some times takes field trips out in the community. See EVENTS page for upcoming group dates.

Supported Community Living Program

Supported Employment Program

Supported Community Living program allows individuals with disabilities to work toward specific goals with the help of skilled professionals. The purpose of this service is to increase independent living skills and community integration through learning to use community resources.

Supported Employment Program

The Supported Employment Program offers employment support to adults with disabilities.  Our Employment Specialist helps people with disabilities with their job seeking skills, placement, and development.  The Arc of Southeast Iowa provides job coaching, after people with disabilities have jobs, to ensure success in their placements.

Consumer Directed Attendant Care Program

Consumer Directed Attendant Care are service activities performed by a person to help a client with self-care tasks which the consumer would typically do independently if the client were otherwise able. Examples of services that may be covered are: dressing, grooming, transferring, toileting, meal preparation, housekeeping, medication assistance, and transportation. These services must be essential to the health and welfare of the client.

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Respite Care Program

Respite Care offers families relief from the daily care of their family member with a disability. Children and others with disabilities are four times more likely to be abused or neglected. Respite contributes to healthy marriage, keeps children safe and reduces out of home placements. Screened, experienced Respite Care Providers make it possible for families to get away during periods of stress or crisis, to take care of personal business, or simply to take a break to relax.  Respite Care is available both in-group and individual settings.

Advocacy/Awareness

The Arc acts in an advocacy role when necessary to insure that the rights of citizens with developmental disabilities are secured and safeguarded.

  • Community Education: The Arc of Southeast Iowa has given several presentations on a variety of topics to services groups, club and classes. The topics vary from basic information about The Arc and services to Sensory Processing Disorders. Interested in having a speaker from The Arc, contact Chelsey Markle at mailto:chelseyholmes@arcsei.org
  • Sibship: is a support group for children ages 6 through 12 who have brothers and sisters with disabilities. Sibship provides a supportive, safe, fun environment for children to talk about their experiences; helping decrease their sense of isolation. A wide variety of games, activities, fun and food are employed throughout the meetings. See EVENTS page for upcoming Sibship dates.
  • Parent Support Group: This group was created to provide parents/caregivers with the opportunity for an informal meeting among other parents with similar needs, concerns, and questions. Participants may share common experiences of parenting, especially in handling emotions and problems in a positive way and to create a network among parents. See EVENTS page for upcoming meeting date and time.