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April 2022

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Would you like to learn how to express your commitment to the goals of The Arc of Fort Bend County? You could do this through a planned gift. Once you have provided for loved ones in your will, you may want to include a gift of money, stock or property to The Arc. Your gift will be a lasting tribute to your concern for the advocacy, services and programs The Arc provides, while guaranteeing our long-term future.

Did you know that annually, individuals 70.5 and older can transfer up to $100,000 as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from their traditional IRA* to a qualified charity such as The Arc of Fort Bend County?

Laura LaVigne,


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Jingjia Chen

Paul Horak

Mrs. Jerry L Hubbard

Brad Kaldahl

Margaret & Bobby Kunz

Mary Jo Patterson

Preactive IT Solutions

Selesky Pest Control

Sundeepan Sen

Jean Smith

Carolyn Sukup

Jean Ann Weisinger

Debra Wingard

Guilian Zhang

April is Autism Awareness Month

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The Arc of Fort Bend County works year-round to promote and protect the rights of people with IDD to live, learn, work and play as valued and contributing members of Fort Bend County. April is Autism awareness month, we challenge Fort Bend County to include and celebrate the abilities of people with autism year-round.  

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Sponsorships Available:

Platinum Underwriter: $5000

Gold Underwriter: $2000

Silver Sponsor: $1500

Executive Package: $1200

Beverage Cart Sponsor: $500

Hole Sponsor: $250

Elite 9: $1500

Back 9: $1000

Watch your mail and email, our website and Facebook page, @arcoffortbendcounty, for information regarding registration, sponsorships and donations.

If you would like to reserve a team or a sponsorship, please call Cheryl Olivier at The Arc’s office at 281/494-5959 or email here!

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For more information, please contact Karri Axtell at

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Thanks to Care for Caregivers so very much for thinking of The Arc of Fort Bend County and recognizing us as community caregivers!

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The Arc's Annual Business Meeting 

will be held Monday, May 23, 2022

6:00 p.m.

Prosperity Bank

Members of The Arc, watch your email for your Invitation!

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Teen/Tween Social & Parent Night Out

Friday, May 6, 2022 

Space is limited to 20 Teens to keep the event sensory-friendly and adequately staffed.  

Cost: $10.  

Registrations accepted in order received online:


Our first time back at Bowlero Stafford in

2 1/2 years was on Saturday, April 9.

It was great to be back!

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Contact Ashley Bennett

for more information!

On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

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To all of our Special Olympics track athletes who competed at SOTX

Area Competition in Texas City on April 9.

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Join Bhuvana Ramalingam to discover your healing with Ayurveda. In a world where medicine mostly revolves around the treatment of illness and diseases, the ability to prevent disease in the first place is increasingly valuable. ​

Zoom link to register for the April 14, 2022

Parent Education & Support Group:

Zoom Meeting ID:  821 6533 6403

Passcode: THEARC

Use this link to register!


It was an All-Star Day at

Special Olympics Texas

Area Soccer Competition in Katy, TX


The Teen Pals Network matches a teen with IDD with a neurotypical teen 1 to 1 for weekly conversations to practice building personal rapport and social skills.

Current members of The Arc of Fort Bend County who have an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) between the age of 13 – 19, may apply to the program.  

For more information contact:

Karri Axtell at 281-494-5959



Statement of Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner

Social Security Administration to Resume

In-Person Services at Local Social Security Offices

Online Services and Telephone Remain Most Convenient Ways to Contact Agency

Click here to read the statement.


Thank you

Niagara Bottling

for donating

bottled water for our

Special Olympics Athletes!

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Visit The Arc of Fort Bend County

Facebook Page

for the latest tips, resources, community events, helpful videos and MORE.

Adult Social Recreation, Special Olympics and TwentySomethings Events 


RSVP's are mandatory for all events.


If you would like to be added to the email list for the adult programs, a membership is required as well as registration with one of the adult programs. You can join The Arc of Fort Bend County online at

Contact Nancy Dobert at or 281-494-5926 for a registration packet and more information on the requirements for the Adult Social Recreation program.

If interested in joining Special Olympics or the TwentySomethings group, please contact Pam Hollaway at or 281-494-5928.

Virtual Spring Fever BINGO

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Arabia Shrine Circus


Saturday Bowling

Bowlero Stafford Lanes

(formerly AMF Stafford Lanes)

4919 South Main

Stafford, TX 77477    

April 16, 23 & 30

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

RSVP REQUIRED to Nancy Dobert!

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If any athlete's medical form has expired (3 years after submission date), please go to the link below and have one completed by your doctor's office:

Athlete Medical Form

The Arc of Fort Bend County

123 Brooks St

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Phone: 281-494-5959

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