Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Resource added to the site

We've added a couple of new links to our Organizations and Agencies resource page:
The Social Security and Disability Resource Center and 
Information about qualifying for disability benefits

According to Tracy Curtis, who sent us the links, "The Social Security and Disability Resource Center ( is an informational website that provides answers to questions about how to apply for disability, how to appeal a claim in the event of a denial, how to navigate the federal system, and how to avoid certain mistakes that are commonly made by applicants. The site’s author is a former disability examiner for the social security administration."

Since our beginning the Arc of the Hill Country has been busy gathering resources for our members and posting them on our website.  These are not endorsed by the Arc, but are simply meant to be a collection of possible resources for our members.  

We have several different pages:  
Community Resources
Information and Publications
Organizations and Agencies
Special Education
Online Learning
Specific Disability Resources

If you know of an organization that is not on our list, please be sure to send it our way!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Activities for the Summer

Hey everyone!  I am trying to put together a list of activities that we can do this summer.  They won't be big events, just things to keep us busy and active.  I am thinking of a trip to Markley Farms to pick strawberries, and I am trying to get Lowes to sponsor a class on making something.

Do you have any ideas?  Please let us know!  I will try to put together a calendar for us.  Let's aim for one activity a week.  You don't have to go to everything, or you can go to them all!  Even if you don't plan on going to anything, any ideas will still be helpful.

Join us at the forum to keep an on-going conversation as we get through the summer months together!  

Here is a link directly to the forum:



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Retreat is at  20155 San Marcos Hwy 80.

As you head north on I-35,  exit 205 which is Hwy 80, Bobcat Stadium exit.
Turn right, go past Wal-Mart,  over the river, over the new overpass,  past the Pecan RV Park.
Shortly after that intersection slow down.  It's on the right hand side, a few houses, small businesses,
a church & then this 1 story, flat roofed, white building.
That's it!!

May 19, 2012 Dance at The Retreat of San Marcos

Hi Everyone~~
We're having our next dance in San Marcos!!
We want to see you there!!
Hope you can make it!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Fwd: May 5, 2012 Meeting

> Hi all,
> Just want to say thank you!! for all that was done for this meeting. For those that came, thank you very much
> for giving up your Saturday afternoon. I know there were other things you all could of been doing, but you came.
> So thank you. It was not a large turnout, but I think it was a very successful turnout!
> Those families that came, came with concerns and questions that I feel we were able to answer. We got a
> new baseball team (21+ yrs) in the works!! & we made good contacts with some of the agencies in town, some old, some new. Look for the picture page on the blog!!
> Thank you all again. It was a very positive meeting and shows there is a need for families to get together
> for information. So we will do this again!
> Lisa
> Lisa W. Reddam
> Arc of the Hill Country website
> Arc of the Hill Country blog