Pete’s Pals is a 2 hour long program on Tuesday evenings at Faith Community Center in Lafayette.
The program lasts for seven weeks from February to April. Children with disabilities aged 4-18 are partnered with a Purdue student to work on aquatic and physical activity skills. The activities are based off of lesson plans that the program directors design and are individualized based off of goals the parents chose.
The Purdue students are paired with a pal based on their experiences with teaching and with children with disabilities. Students from all majors are welcome, but most of them are education, pre PT/OT, health, or speech therapy. They are required to complete an online sexual abuse awareness course and a training course at Faith before the start of the program.
Thank you for forwarding this to any families or Purdue students who may be interested. This is truly a great program for kids in our community.
Feel free to contact me with any questions, Ellie Nicol,  765-586-5016,  enicol@purdue.edu

The Center for Future Planning is pleased to announce the launch of its
website http://futureplanning.thearc.org  The website is the Center’s
first step in supporting and encouraging families and adults with
intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to plan for the future.

The Center’s website provides reliable information and practical
assistance to families and individuals with I/DD on areas such as
person-centered planning, decision-making, housing options, financial
planning, establishing daily activities, and making social connections.
In addition, the website provides information to chapters of The Arc,
family members, friends, and professionals that support individuals with
I/DD. The website also features stories of people and families who have
created future plans or who are in the planning process.

Please contact Liz Mahar, Program Manager – Individual & Family Support,
at mahar@thearc.org or 202-617-3262. futureplanning@thearc.org or
202-617-3268 to learn more about the Center’s training opportunities and
plans to add more resources to the website.