Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

The Arc of McLennan County

09/22/2015 | Published by: Stephania WIlliams

The Arc of McLennan County’s services include after school care, summer camps, and social activity groups for teens and adults with disabilities. Programs are fun, educational and supportive.

The Arc’s After School Care Program is state-licensed.  It operates from 3:00 to 5:30 pm every school day.  The Arc offers care for school-aged children whose level of care or needs can’t be met in a traditional daycare.   It serves the Waco, Connally, and Midway school districts. 

The Arc offers an 8 week day camp each summer from 7:30 am until 5:30 pm.  They host 50 to 60 children with ID/DD.  The camp offers swimming, bowling, arts and crafts, and field trips.  Children receive quality care and parents are able to work knowing their children are in an environment that promotes learning, education, and fun. 

The Arc also offers a social and activity group for teens and adults.  Participants come together to bond, network, learn and have fun. The social and activity for teens and adults takes place on the 2nd Saturday of each month at various locations.

Additionally, the agency has a day program for adults with autism.  This program’s goal is to foster social, artistic and vocational development. The Arc can also provide adults with ID/DD with assistance managing their funds.  Also offered are counseling, education, advocacy training, social events and activities.

The Arc’s newsletter is available online or you can have them emailed to you. The newsletter provides updates on services, supports and resources in your community. 

The Arc’s services to parents include: support, resources, consulting, school mediation and information and referral services.

Stop by the Arc of McLennan County at 1300 Austin Avenue in Waco or give them a call at (254) 756-7491 to see how you can become involved or receive services. For other services, check out Find Services by County on this website.