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February 2023

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?

For more information, please contact:

Laura LaVigne,


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Susan & Timothy Croft

Marilyn & Bob Ewing

Tommy Kuykendall/CivilCorp

Cindy McCauley

Mary Jo Patterson

PreActive IT Services

Selesky Pest Control

Jo Ann & Ron Stevens

The Kathy Moody Memorial Scholarship

The Kathy Moody Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship program established by The Arc of Fort Bend County. 

It is designed to assist students with an intellectual and/or developmental disability who need financial assistance to attend a post-secondary educational or vocational program.

The scholarship was established in memory of Kathy Moody who worked with others for many years to establish The Arc as an organization which improves the quality of life of our clients and their families. Her passion for improving employment opportunities and reliable transportation was well known. We feel that providing financial assistance to students so that they can improve their skills necessary for employment honors Kathy’s passion.

Click here to review the qualifications and to Apply!

Online Applications must be received by

February 28, 2023.

Do you know someone who has done an outstanding job in supporting the mission of The Arc? Would you like to nominate them for one of our awards? It's a great way to say "Thank you" to a hard-working volunteer/business/donor.

View our award categories and the nomination form here! 

Please submit your nominations to The Arc office no later than Friday, March 30, 2023.

The Arc of Fort Bend Annual Awards Dinner

RSVP by April 17, 2023, to Cheryl Olivier, Register online below:

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life, as well as awareness of the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.

Register here to attend the March  3 event! 

We are pleased to announce our new location:

More information coming soon!

Did you know many employers will match your charitable donation to The Arc?

Here are a few of the top matching companies:

Deloitte, General Electric, BP, Gap Corporation, ExxonMobil, CarMax, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, Avon.

Your donations to The Arc help support all of our programs including educational advocacy, employment assistance, social activities, Special Olympics, parent support groups and advocacy. We depend on donors like you to help us accomplish our mission and continue our vital work to provide a “quality of life for all”.

We encourage you to take advantage of the matching gift program with your organization to make your donation go even further.

 Check with your employer today!

Social Recreation members had a blast in Galveston!

Thank you Home Therapy for an awesome event.

Thank you for your donation! Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Bowling Makes Saturday Mornings More Fun!

Social Recreation bowling members at Bowlero Stafford celebrating Valentine's Day.

TwentySomethings participants, please email

Pam Hollaway to register:

Teen participants please register at

Will 18+ Adult Transition Programs

be Part-Time Next Year?

By Karri Axtell, J.D.

Many parents of students age 18 - 21 in Fort Bend ISD and Lamar CISD have reached out to The Arc concerned about the 18+ Adult Transition Program (ATP) next school year. Parents hear from campus staff they should start looking for a part-time day habilitation program since the 18+ ATP will only be available to their student for a half day next school year. Parents of children with the most substantial needs are concerned because the very nature of their child’s disability requires more instruction and break times to process and master what they are learning. For these students, academic and functional skills gains may be slow, but the long-term impact on their quality of life and independence is great. These students require a highly structured program with frequent breaks and repetition. If such a program were compressed into a half-day, parents realize their child may not get the time they need to understand and benefit from the instruction. Unfortunately, this article may raise more questions than it answers. Hopefully an exploration of the issue will prompt a productive dialogue between parents and school staff to ensure each special education student’s individual educational needs are being appropriately served. Parents of 18+ ATP students are encouraged to contact The Arc of Fort Bend for education advocacy strategies and information about community programs and resources that may help with the adult transition process.  

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Let's Make Some Noise

for Team Angels & Team Sharks!

Both Special Olympics Volleyball teams received

Gold medals in their brackets at the State Winter Games!

Both teams are undefeated!

It takes a player to make a shot.

It takes a team to win a game!

Volleyball Winter Games, Austin Area

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

The Arc's Programs for Adults with IDD:

Adult Social Recreation (22+ years old)

Special Olympics (22 + years old)

Saturday Bowling (22 + years old)

TwentySomethings (20-29 years old) 


If you would like to be added to the email list for all of 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

RSVP's are mandatory for all events.

Who to Contact:

Contact Nancy Dobert if you would like 2023 Registration information for the Adult-Social-Bowling program.

Email: or phone 281-494-5926

Deadline for 2023 Registration is Friday, January 27, 2023, to continue participating in Social-Recreation-Bowling program.

Reminder: Registration and weekly reservations are required.

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

Adult Social Recreation/TwentySomethings

February In-person events:

Mardi Gras Ball

February 12

Adult Social Bowling

Bowlero Stafford Lanes

(Formerly AMF Stafford Lanes)

4919 South Main

Stafford, TX 77477 

February 4,11,18 & 25

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. Return the medical form to

Pam Hollaway at The Arc's office: 123 Brooks St., Sugar Land, TX 77478.

Athlete Medical Form

Watch your emails next week for registration information about SO Track & Field.

Contact Pam Holloway at or 281/494-5928

for more information.

The Arc of Fort Bend County

123 Brooks St

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Phone: 281-494-5959

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