The Arc of the Capital Area

The Arc of the Capital Area

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Hey everyone! This is a page that has events that are accessible to children and adults with disabilities in the Austin, San Antonio, Waco ares. Feel free to like, follow and check out our page!

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I spy with my little eye a cupcake painting from an artist at The Arc Capital Area.

Empowering Central Texans with intellectual & developmental disabilities since 1949 through case management and innovative programs. #ArcAustin

The Arc of the Capital Area, a non-profit organization, is committed to promoting independence and choice by providing individualized services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Operating as usual

07/10/2021

Art & Education student Erin talks about her experience at The Arc during COVID-19. In order to serve more people, we have decided to open a 2nd education location, at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center! http://www.arcaustin.org/wildflower/ #Disabilities #Education #PostSecondary

Timeline Photos 07/09/2021

Besides all the beautiful art pieces, we'll also be selling pint glasses, T shirts & hats, all with the Paintings & Pints art show logo on them! If you're unable to attend in person, you can participate in the bidding online, as well as join us online at 5pm for a short livestream: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/paintings-pints. Funds raised support services that help individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). #AustinArtShow #GoodCause #IDD

Besides all the beautiful art pieces, we'll also be selling pint glasses, T shirts & hats, all with the Paintings & Pints art show logo on them! If you're unable to attend in person, you can participate in the bidding online, as well as join us online at 5pm for a short livestream: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/paintings-pints. Funds raised support services that help individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). #AustinArtShow #GoodCause #IDD

07/08/2021

Join Izzy for a guided meditation session focused on colors.
Full video here: https://youtu.be/hNsFj0hyhUE
#Meditation #Relax #ArcAustin

Timeline Photos 07/07/2021

Arc Artist Katie will be doing live abstract painting from 5-6pm at the Paintings & Pints art show! Come watch her paint, listen to live music from The Feral Four, and enjoy The ABGB beer while you peruse beautiful artwork! https://events.handbid.com/auctions/paintings-pints
"Frosty Spring", by Katie J. will be available for bid at Paintings & Pints on 7/18. #AustinArtShow #AustinArtist #Abstract

Arc Artist Katie will be doing live abstract painting from 5-6pm at the Paintings & Pints art show! Come watch her paint, listen to live music from The Feral Four, and enjoy The ABGB beer while you peruse beautiful artwork! https://events.handbid.com/auctions/paintings-pints
"Frosty Spring", by Katie J. will be available for bid at Paintings & Pints on 7/18. #AustinArtShow #AustinArtist #Abstract

Hell Yes Project - The ABGB 07/06/2021

Hell Yes Project - The ABGB

The ABGB (Austin Beer Garden & Brewery) has donated their space for our Paintings & Pints art show! They have a history of partnering with nonprofits - check out their cool work: https://theabgb.com/hell-yes-project/ ❤️ Thank you ABGB! #BeerGarden #Donate #Philanthropy #TexansHelpingTexans

Hell Yes Project - The ABGB Hell Yes, Beer Makes It Better! The ABGB’s guiding philosophy is “Beer Makes It Better!” We believe that our beer has the power to make The Austin Community better. The Hell Yes Project is our way of putting this philosophy into action! The ABGB partners with local non-profits which share our ...

Photos from The Arc of the Capital Area's post 07/05/2021

We are closed today to celebrate the 4th of July! While you enjoy the day off, take a moment and celebrate with us the work that was done in 2020 for individuals with disabilities. #ArcAustin #Impact #TexansHelpingTexans

07/03/2021

A few weeks ago Luke and the National Charity League, Inc. Capital of Texas chapter led an interpretive dance class in expressive arts, using rainbow cloths! #Dance #IDD

Photos from The Arc of the Capital Area's post 07/02/2021

The theme for Paintings & Pints is Austin/Texas! http://www.arcaustin.org/paintingpints/
Let us know if you would like to volunteer! https://signup.com/go/qPQFQft

(Artwork: Keep Austin Rockin', by Glenn N; Jennifer the Armadillo, by Jennifer N; Bat Bridge, by Cindy A; Grackle in the Jungle, by Davey K; Prickly Cactus, by Audra B; Rustic Bluebonnet, by Dylan S; Texas Bull, by Matt G)
#AustinArt #TexasArt

Timeline Photos 07/01/2021

We're so excited to open a second location for our Education Program at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center! Sign up at Arcaustin.org/Wildflower. #Education #Disabilities #IDD

We're so excited to open a second location for our Education Program at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center! Sign up at Arcaustin.org/Wildflower. #Education #Disabilities #IDD

Timeline Photos 06/29/2021

We will be selling 25 VIP tickets for $50 each for our Paintings & Pints art show! Tickets will get you: artwork print and in-person meet-n-greet for artist to sign print, VIP lounge with snacks and treats, & pint glass with art show design and free pour of beer (donated by The ABGB)! Purchase your tickets at http://www.arcaustin.org/paintingpints/. #AustinArtShow #ArcAustin

We will be selling 25 VIP tickets for $50 each for our Paintings & Pints art show! Tickets will get you: artwork print and in-person meet-n-greet for artist to sign print, VIP lounge with snacks and treats, & pint glass with art show design and free pour of beer (donated by The ABGB)! Purchase your tickets at http://www.arcaustin.org/paintingpints/. #AustinArtShow #ArcAustin

Timeline Photos 06/28/2021

Thank you so much for participating in our raffle and supporting education, employment, independent living, dog therapy, educational advocacy and transition services that otherwise would not be available to those with I/DD! We raised $26,050 for individuals with disabilities! #Grateful #ArcAustin

Thank you so much for participating in our raffle and supporting education, employment, independent living, dog therapy, educational advocacy and transition services that otherwise would not be available to those with I/DD! We raised $26,050 for individuals with disabilities! #Grateful #ArcAustin

"Space is for everyone": Europe's Space Agency to hire first disabled astronaut 06/28/2021

"Space is for everyone": Europe's Space Agency to hire first disabled astronaut

"Space is for everyone": Europe's Space Agency to hire first disabled astronaut https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/science/space-is-everyone-europes-space-agency-hire-first-disabled-astronaut-2021-06-25/

#DisabilityInclusion #Astronaut

"Space is for everyone": Europe's Space Agency to hire first disabled astronaut The European Space Agency hopes to hire and launch the world's first physically disabled astronaut and several hundred would-be para-astronauts have already applied for the role, ESA head Josef Aschbacher told Reuters on Friday.

Timeline Photos 06/26/2021

We're having our first in-person art show in over a year! "Paintings & Pints" will be outdoors at The ABGB on 7/18. There will also be a virtual component at 5pm if you would prefer not to or are unable to attend in person. It will be an auction format, including a Buy It Now price if you want to ensure you aren't outbid! :) Proceeds go to The Arc, and the artists receive a commission for what they sell. Come enjoy beer, live music, and art, and support artists with disabilities! http://www.arcaustin.org/paintingpints/
#Art #AustinArtShow #Disabilities

We're having our first in-person art show in over a year! "Paintings & Pints" will be outdoors at The ABGB on 7/18. There will also be a virtual component at 5pm if you would prefer not to or are unable to attend in person. It will be an auction format, including a Buy It Now price if you want to ensure you aren't outbid! :) Proceeds go to The Arc, and the artists receive a commission for what they sell. Come enjoy beer, live music, and art, and support artists with disabilities! http://www.arcaustin.org/paintingpints/
#Art #AustinArtShow #Disabilities

06/25/2021

The winner is... Lucy H!! She will get to take a trip with 7 of her friends on a luxury private plane! Congratulations! Enjoy your fun for a #goodcause. #Arcaustin

Timeline Photos 06/24/2021

Today is the last day to enter the raffle to win a trip in a luxury private plane! Registration closes at midnight! Your chances of winning are better than 1 in 2,500! #Arcaustin #LuxuryTravel

Today is the last day to enter the raffle to win a trip in a luxury private plane! Registration closes at midnight! Your chances of winning are better than 1 in 2,500! #Arcaustin #LuxuryTravel

Timeline Photos 06/23/2021

#ArcArtist Susan completed this piece as part of a lesson called "Warm & Cool Landscapes." #Art

#ArcArtist Susan completed this piece as part of a lesson called "Warm & Cool Landscapes." #Art

Photos from The Arc of the Capital Area's post 06/22/2021

Meet #ArcArtist Susan. She is a very talented painter, as well as a great friend to classmates at The Arc! We'll show a recent piece of hers tomorrow. #Arcaustin

Timeline Photos 06/21/2021

We find out this Friday who will be the winner of a trip in a luxury private plane! Support Central Texans with disabilities and buy a $100 raffle ticket for a chance to win! Where will you travel? #LuxuryTravel #GoodCause

We find out this Friday who will be the winner of a trip in a luxury private plane! Support Central Texans with disabilities and buy a $100 raffle ticket for a chance to win! Where will you travel? #LuxuryTravel #GoodCause

06/20/2021

Happy Father's Day! Thank you for teaching and loving your kids - whether young or old - and sharing them with us! #ArcAustin

Photos from The Arc of the Capital Area's post 06/19/2021

DaVére is an #ArcArtist who enjoys creating pieces related to K-pop and nature. Since coming to The Arc she has opened up to people more, becoming more comfortable and talkative. She didn't used to think she was good at painting, but as you can tell by her piece yesterday, she definitely is!! 😄 #AustinArtist

06/18/2021

We are closed today to celebrate #Juneteenth tomorrow. Enjoy DaVére's beautiful piece entitled "Cherry Blossom." You can learn more about this Austin Artist tomorrow! #Art

06/17/2021

It's National #EatYourVegetables day. What could be better than eating vegetables from your #garden on a homemade pizza? Get back to me on that, if you can.

Timeline Photos 06/16/2021

Do you want to visit the breezy seaside during the hot Texas summer but don't want to road trip? Why not try a luxury private plane? Only a few more days open for the raffle before we will randomly select the winner of a trip in a luxury private plane! Tickets are $100 and support over 1,000 Texans with disabilities. Arcaustin.org/raffle #IDD #GoodCause

Do you want to visit the breezy seaside during the hot Texas summer but don't want to road trip? Why not try a luxury private plane? Only a few more days open for the raffle before we will randomly select the winner of a trip in a luxury private plane! Tickets are $100 and support over 1,000 Texans with disabilities. Arcaustin.org/raffle #IDD #GoodCause

A Medical Student, COVID, and the Patient Who Changed Her Life 06/16/2021

A Medical Student, COVID, and the Patient Who Changed Her Life

Such a beautiful story! "It reminded Jay why she wanted to go into the field in the first place, for the patients who weren’t just patients and the doctors whose work didn’t fall neatly within clinical lines."
https://www.elle.com/culture/a36599755/life-on-the-line-emma-goldberg-excerpt/ #DownSyndrome #Tears

A Medical Student, COVID, and the Patient Who Changed Her Life An excerpt from New York Times reporter Emma Goldberg's book, Life on the Line.

Timeline Photos 06/15/2021

Today is #NaturePhotographyDay. What is a beautiful piece of nature you've seen and captured on camera recently? #ArcAustin

Today is #NaturePhotographyDay. What is a beautiful piece of nature you've seen and captured on camera recently? #ArcAustin

Timeline Photos 06/14/2021

Each raffle ticket sold affirms the lives, stories, and experiences of individuals with disabilities in Central Texas. The Arc helps foster community, fun, education and independence, and you can join us in this beautiful work! Arcaustin.org/Raffle Have fun for a #GoodCause. #IDD

Each raffle ticket sold affirms the lives, stories, and experiences of individuals with disabilities in Central Texas. The Arc helps foster community, fun, education and independence, and you can join us in this beautiful work! Arcaustin.org/Raffle Have fun for a #GoodCause. #IDD

Photos from The Arc of the Capital Area's post 06/12/2021

We are slowly and safely bringing services back in person, and we love getting to see students again! The other day they harvested onions and carrots from the #garden.

Photos from The Arc of the Capital Area's post 06/11/2021

Oh, how we love the Divine Canines! We're so glad we get to see them in person again! #PetTherapy #DivineCanines

Photos from The Arc of the Capital Area's post 06/10/2021

Recently Lara taught the #ArtEducation students about Alexander Calder, an American artist who created many sculptures and mobiles. Check out the beauty and variety in the students' versions of the lesson. (Pieces by Annie F., Erin R., Jennifer N., Stephen R., Davey K. in order) #Art #AustinArtist

Meet Shaurya Mehrotra, the Gurugram-based potter with Down Syndrome 06/10/2021

Meet Shaurya Mehrotra, the Gurugram-based potter with Down Syndrome

Shaurya makes pottery in India and sells it around the world.
#ClayArt #DownSyndrome

Meet Shaurya Mehrotra, the Gurugram-based potter with Down Syndrome He builds platters, cups and bowls in his studio with the help of his mother, Nina Mehrotra

Timeline Photos 06/09/2021

Arc client 'Jane' had a master's degree as well as autism, and she was having trouble finding a job. Through the Autism Assets at Work program in partnership with Dell Technologies, she participated in a 2-week-long internship and got to show her skills, rather than be weeded out by a rigid interview process. She was offered a full-time position at Dell with competitive pay and has been working there since. Help others like Jane by purchasing a $100 raffle ticket to win a weekend trip on a luxury private plane! Have fun for a #goodcause. Arcaustin.org/Raffle #Dell #Autism

Arc client 'Jane' had a master's degree as well as autism, and she was having trouble finding a job. Through the Autism Assets at Work program in partnership with Dell Technologies, she participated in a 2-week-long internship and got to show her skills, rather than be weeded out by a rigid interview process. She was offered a full-time position at Dell with competitive pay and has been working there since. Help others like Jane by purchasing a $100 raffle ticket to win a weekend trip on a luxury private plane! Have fun for a #goodcause. Arcaustin.org/Raffle #Dell #Autism

Photos from The Arc of the Capital Area's post 06/08/2021

#ArcArtist Annie F. is a happy student who loves painting and making her friends laugh. Check out her artwork, along with her classmates', on Thursday. #AustinArtist

Timeline Photos 06/07/2021

If you could go anywhere in the lower 48 states, where would you go? The beach in California? Mountains in Colorado? National museums in NYC? Let us know in the comments! Arcaustin.org/Raffle #Vacation

If you could go anywhere in the lower 48 states, where would you go? The beach in California? Mountains in Colorado? National museums in NYC? Let us know in the comments! Arcaustin.org/Raffle #Vacation

Post-Covid Workplaces Can Close the Autism Gap 06/07/2021

Post-Covid Workplaces Can Close the Autism Gap

How can your organization branch out in how they hire and support individuals with disabilities?
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-06-05/post-covid-workplace-changes-should-include-closing-the-autism-gap?
#IDD #Autism #inclusionanddiversity

Post-Covid Workplaces Can Close the Autism Gap The world can’t afford to keep squandering the skills and potential of adults with disabilities. Now is our chance to act.

Timeline Photos 06/05/2021

This beautiful piece by Michele R. was created during a lesson about "Warm & Cool Landscapes." #Art #Landscape

This beautiful piece by Michele R. was created during a lesson about "Warm & Cool Landscapes." #Art #Landscape

Our Story

When The Arc of the Capital Area was founded in 1949, parents of a child with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD) were often told their only option was to place their child in an institution. The Arc of the Capital Area was founded by parents of children with I/DD who knew that their children deserved the opportunity to remain in the community, attend public school, and access the resources and opportunities that were available to other children. Since then, our organization has worked toward a future in which people with I/DD have the same opportunities as others to pursue full and productive lives.The Arc of the Capital Area, a nonprofit organization, is committed to empowering Central Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through compassionate case management and innovative programs. The Arc of the Capital Area was formed in 1949 by a group of concerned parents trying to advocate for their children with disabilities. We are one of 31 local chapters of The Arc in Texas, The Arc is a national organization that promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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4902 Grover Ave
Austin, TX
78756

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As a Member of the Arc of Texas and The Arc of the United States, The Arc of the Capital Area is the oldest volunteer driven association in the country.

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Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
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