I hope you all have been enjoying your summer. Just a quick note to let you know what is happening at The Arc of Adams County.
In July, we celebrated with our Annual picnic. It was great to see so many new and familiar faces! Thank you to all who were able to join us. I hope you all enjoyed the picnic, face painting, balloon animals and general camaraderie. We have a few new staff since last year’s picnic. If you haven’t met them, feel free to check out their bios on our website: www.arcadams.org
Our office has been staying on top of the changes coming to Case Management and the move to Conflict Free Case Management. Conflict Free Case Management is coming and needs to be complete by July 1, 2024. As you may know, Rocky Mountain Human Services will be taking over case management for North Metro Community Services for people living in Adams County and receiving services. The State of Colorado is in the process of identifying when the change will take place, but it will be before the July 1, 2024 deadline. This change has been coming for a while, but if you would like more information about Conflict Free Case Management and the changes coming, please visit Colorado Health Care Policy and Finance website for more information. https://hcpf.colorado.gov/case-management-redesign. I hope to provide more of an update in our next newsletter.
The Speaking For Ourselves (SFO) group had a successful bake sale in July. If you are not familiar with the group, SFO is an advocacy group run by adults with IDD who are interested in positive change in our community. If you or someone you know is interested in checking out what the group is doing, feel free to reach out to the advisor for the group, Joshua Wann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Child and Family Advocacy team is hosting a Lunch and Learn on August 31, 2023 for Spanish speaking parents to learn more about special education. The information will be presented in Spanish. Please email Mayra Hernandez to register by August 28. email@example.com.
Our Annual Membership meeting is coming up in September! As you may know, we choose this time to honor people in the community, providers, and self-advocates who are doing amazing things for and with people with IDD!
The Arc of Adams County is making some updates to our building. After the pandemic and sitting for over two years, our building needed a LOT of love and care. The outside building has been painted and the landscaping cleaned up. I want to give a shout out to JPL Cares who cleaned up our landscaping through their BRINGL!IFE program. They did a great job on our landscaping!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
The Arc of Adams County