Free Film Screening
March 6, 2020
An award-winning documentary from filmmaker Dan Habib. Register here!
INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse. INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.
Film length: 70 minutes
Friday, March 6, 2020
5:15-6:15 Light Refreshments
6:15-7:45 Movie Showing
7:45-8:30 Panel Discussion
April 1, 2020
Check out the resources from The Arc to make sure you and your community are ready to be counted!
Every 10 years, everyone in the United States is counted through the census. It is important that everyone is counted because the census data impacts many key things. For example, the census data is used to figure out how much money state and local governments get for Medicaid, housing vouchers, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and education programs. When there isn’t enough money, services and programs for people with disabilities can be cut. Census data is also used to determine how many representatives each state gets in the House of Representatives.
The 2020 Census is quickly approaching, and it is important that people with disabilities and their families are ready to be counted!
In the News
Behind Closed Doors: When it comes to seclusion and restraint, Colorado schools ‘are investigating themselves’
February 20th, 2020
Colorado vowed to end the waitlist for an adult disability program by 2020. Nearly 3,000 people are still waiting.
February 5th, 2020
The Colorado Sun
Christiano Sosa will be delivering a speech for Community Option’s annual meeting, read more here!
October 7th, 2019
5,800 Colorado kids in second grade or younger were suspended last year. State lawmakers want to reduce that.
March 14, 2019
The Colorado Sun
Learn About an Exciting Opportunity at The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region
April 11, 2019
In the News! Arc of Colorado Staff
April 11, 2019
University of Denver
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