September-October 2019 Calendar and Newsletter

September-2019-Calendar      October-2019-Calendar People First of West Virginia Conference September 4-6, 2019    Jackson’s Mill The Annual People First of WV Conference will be held at Jackson’s Mill on September 4-6, 2019. People First of Marion County always has strong showing and participation and this year will be no different. The theme this year is […]

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July-August 2019 Calendar and Newsletter

July-2019-Calendar           August-2019-Calendar  MARK YOUR CALENDARS-DAC CLOSED FOR CLASSES July 29 to AUGUST 1, 2019 The DAC will be CLOSED for regularly scheduled programming to focus on the CEO 2.0 Summit in partnership with the WV Division of Rehabilitation (WVDRS). This week-long workshop is open to eligible registrants as approved by […]

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May-June 2019 Calendar and Newsletter

May-2019-Calendar      June-2019-Calendar-   DAC Basket Bingo        Sunday, May 19, 2019        Doors Open: 12:00 p.m. Bingo Starts: 1:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus, Fairmont, WV Tickets are on sale now for our Annual Basket Bingo! This fabulous fundraiser features an assortment of gift baskets themed with remarkable prizes from American […]

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March-April 2019 Calendar and Newsletter

Click Below for March and April 2019 Calendar March-2019-Calendar-   April-2019-Calendar GO! (Get Outdoors) March 13th: To be Announced 12-3 p.m. April 10th: On Eagles Wings Therapeutic Horse Farm 12-3 p.m. April 30th: Himalayan Salt Cave (Bruceton Mills) 10-2 p.m. NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR ALL GO ACTIVITIES. SPACE AND TRAVEL IS LIMITED. The […]

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January-February 2019 Newsletter

Membership Renewal Update 2019 Thank you all for the smooth transition in 2018 to our new Membership Structure and Fee Schedule. We will continue this successful membership application and process in 2019. This modest yearly amount is still very low for the amount of programming, staffing, and extra-curricular activities that are available to our members […]

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Seeing the Possibilities, Not the Disabilities for 60 Years

DISABILITY ACTION CENTER CELEBRATES 60TH ANNIVERSARY The Disability Action Center (DAC) is a non-profit agency serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in North Central West Virginia. Formerly known as the ARC of Marion County, the DAC has been providing programs and services for children, adults, and their families since 1958. The founding […]

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Full STEM Ahead

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The Disability Action Center in collaboration with the Homestead Farm Center, Inc. is creating a new STEM initiative to bring science, technology, engineering, and math activities to individuals with disabilities who have not had the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities such as robotics, rocketry, outdoor education, engineering, and chemistry because of the lack of […]

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YCF Mini Grant Applications Released

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DAC Education and Resource Endowment Mini Grants Announced:  The Disability Action Center Education and Resource Fund Endowment will focus on three areas of giving and support: The Assist Award Scholarship given yearly to special needs graduates in Marion County Schools (separate from the grant process); Educational needs of individuals with disabilities and their families; and […]

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Ready, Set, Transition

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High School graduation is the beginning of adult life. During this exciting time, young people and their families face many decisions to make about the future. These decisions include furthering education, finding a job, and living independently.  Planning for the future of a child who has a disability can spur a fear of the unknown.  […]

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Caring for the Caregiver

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Imagine living at home with your aging parents. Imagine sleeping in the same bedroom that you shared with your sibling when you were 4 years old. Imagine not having your own space, bathroom, food, refrigerator, or transportation. Imagine relying on your parents for absolutely everything…where you go, what you eat, and who you see.  Now […]

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