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The Arc’s Blogs & News

Here’s where you can learn all about our upcoming events. You’ll also discover inspiring success stories and informative blog posts featuring topics of interest to our clients, families and community.

Upcoming Events

Oct 12
Open Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament
Make a difference and join us for a day of fishing on Table Rock Lake on Saturday, October 12, 2024. All funds raised will benefit unmet needs for individuals served by The Arc of the Ozarks.
Dec 6
Christmas Extravaganza
Join us at the 30th annual Christmas Extravaganza Friday, December 6, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. to raise funds and awareness for The Arc of the Ozarks Children’s Autism Services.
May 20
1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Join us for a day of golf on May 20th, 2024, at Rivercut Golf Course to raise funds for The Arc of the Ozarks new Autism and Neurodevelopmental Center. The center increases access for diagnostic and treatment therapies for children on the autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental conditions in Southwest Missouri.

Success Stories & Blog

Christmas extravaganza with speakers podium, video screen and guests seated at dinner tables
January 18, 2023

Christmas Extravaganza Raises Nearly $92,000 for Children’s Autism Services

The Arc of the Ozarks raised $92K for children's autism services at their 28th Annual Gala. Highlights included live music, a silent auction, and a 12-week-old Standard Goldendoodle won at the live auction. A Congressional Resolution was presented to CEO Mike Powers and a new autism clinic was announced.
Event Updates
Kids having fun in the pool at no limits summer camp at The Arc of the Ozarks
December 20, 2022

Updated Pool Means More Summer Fun for No Limits Campers

Newly remodeled pool at The Arc of the Ozarks means more summer fun for No Limits campers. Increased attendance and enriching activities promote social skills, independence, and education. Apply early for the 2023 season as space is limited.
Education Recreation
DSP with a young person playing soccer
December 6, 2022

The Role of Direct Support Professionals at The Arc

Because DSPs are essential to fulfilling our mission, The Arc provides the training and resources they need to be successful. Becoming a DSP is more than just another job. It’s a rewarding career that builds lasting relationships and offers numerous opportunities for advancement. In fact, many of our managers at The Arc began their journey with us as direct support professionals.
Employment Opportunities
Boats in the water for bass fishing tournament
August 31, 2022

Spring Events Engage the Community While Supporting Services at The Arc

The Open Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament and Monett Golf Tournament raised much-needed funds to support clients of The Arc of the Ozarks.
Signature Events
Employment Solutions Client Brian Graham with colleagues
June 7, 2022

Celebrating 15 Years of Service: Brian Rocks Supported Employment

When he isn’t rocking out to his favorite music legend, Brian can be found going to different offices around Springfield to pick up paper to be shredded. He loves seeing other people working in the various businesses, and he’s especially proud of how many bags he can shred in a single shift. Brian has been working as a shredder since he began his employment back in 2006.
Client Success Stories
A boy in a blue shirt poses with his sidewalk chalk drawing at Arc of the Ozarks summer camp.
August 27, 2021

No Limits Returns in 2021

The Arc’s No Limits Summer Camp staff celebrated another successful year of camp. In 2020, our Education and Recreation Department made the tough decision to cancel No Limits due to the coronavirus. This year, with modifications and a smaller group of campers, the summer camp was able to be held, once again.
Education Recreation

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