Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Get Ready for Prom!

April is still months away, but senior Bianca Daily is already planning a wondrous event for our April dance.  Bianca, who wants one day to work in the special needs sector, is one of a select few involved in a highly intensive internship program through New Braunfels High School.  Part of her internship involves planning an event, so Bianca approached the Arc of the Hill Country with the idea of holding a prom event in April. 

Bianca is doing all the planning, decorating and fund-raising for the event, and she is aiming high!  Her wish is to create an event that will live long in the memories of everyone attending.  As part of her planning, she has created a wish list of decorations and "props" for the event.  I am including a link at the bottom.  You are in no way obligated to purchase anything, but at least take a look at all the items on the list.  Bianca's goal is to fund-raise for as many of the items as possible, and then donate them to the Arc for future events.

Prom Decor Wish List

Please feel free to forward the list to anyone you think might be interested in helping purchase any of the items. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ice cream & indians!! The Arc of the Hill Country

A great time was had by all!!

 Lots of ice cream sundaes for everyone!

Thank you all for coming to the dance!!

Have a very safe & Happy Thanksgiving!!






Special Needs Resources

Here is information about a resource list we received recently from Amy Ellison at PhD in Special Education.com.  Amy says:
I just completed my latest posting where I compiled a list of the 100 
best special needs resources on the web which you can see here http://phdinspecialeducation.com/special-needs/

I did my best to cover sites dealing with Autism, Down Syndrome, Batten 
Disease and overall special education knowledge. My hope is that people can 
take away some great info from my research and really learn something new 
about just how special our special educators are.

Some of the sites simply 
chronicle an individual's or family's journey with Down Syndrome or another 
condition, and some of the sites offer advice or links to other resources for 
those doing research about special education or a specific type of special