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Wednesday, September 20
Parents for Life

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. Parents for Life is a support group for parents of a person with a disability who is 18 years or older. Contact Shelley Gacusana for more information at (509) 328-6326 or sgacusana@arc-spokane.org. 

Thursday, September 21
ABLE Event - Are ABLE Accounts Right for You?
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. ABLE (Achieve a Better Life) accounts allow persons with disabilities and their families to save money for future expenses without losing their state and federal benefits. RSVP to Darci Ladwig at (509) 328-6326 or dladwig@arc-spokane.org. 

Thursday, September 21
Mom's Night Out
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Black Label Brewing Company, 19 W. Main, Spokane. A great opportunity to get out, unwind, and connect with other moms who have children touched by special needs. Evening has the light feel of a comfortable book club among friends, but without the pressure to read a book! Sponsored by The ISAAC Foundation. Call Jess Silvernail at (509) 325-1515.

Thursday, September 21
Spokane Autistic Social & Support Group (SASS)
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Marycliff Hall, 701 W. 7th Ave, Ste 280, Spokane. This group is for higher functioning individuals seen as having Asperger. Welcome to those who are self-diagnosed. SASS provides a social setting and is also a peer-to-peer support group. Parents and caregivers are asked to not attend. Contact Andrea at aspie.sass@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 23
Sensory Friendly Movie
10:00 a.m. at AMC Theatre, River Park Square, downtown Spokane. Enjoy a movie with the sound down and the lights up, no long previews. Price reduced. For shows see the AMC website at www.amctheatres.com. 

Saturday, September 23
Courageous Kids Climbing
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the YMCA Spokane Valley, 2421 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. A free climbing opportunity for 20 children with special needs, physical or developmental. Reservations are required. Volunteer belayers/coaches are also needed. For more information or to volunteer contact Courageous Kids Climbing by emailing jeffriechmann@cs.com.

Saturday, September 23
Rock the Runway -- A Night in Paris
A fashion show, silent and live auction, and a delicious dinner with proceeds benefiting The Arc of Spokane. Visit "Special Events" for more information and to purchase tickets!

Saturday, September 23
ValleyFest/Down Syndrome Walk
9:00 a.m. at Discover Park, 2626 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. All proceeds benefit DS Connections NW to improve the quality of life for persons with Down Syndrome. To register or make a donation visit www.firstgiving.com/dsnw/2017-inland-nw-step-up-for-down-syndrome-walk. 

Saturday, September 26
Sensory Friendly Movie
10:00 a.m. at AMC Theatre, River Park Square, downtown Spokane. Enjoy a movie with the sound down and the lights up, no long previews. Price reduced. For shows see the AMC website at www.amctheatres.com.

Thursday, September 28
Spokane Autistic Social & Support Group (SASS)
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Marycliff Hall, 701 W. 7th Ave, Ste 280, Spokane. This group is for higher functioning individuals seen as having Asperger. Welcome to those who are self-diagnosed. SASS provides a social setting and is also a peer-to-peer support group. Parents and caregivers are asked to not attend. Contact Andrea at aspie.sass@gmail.com.

Friday, September 29 through Sunday October 1
People First Annual Conference
This year's conference will be held at the Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center, Yakima, WA. For more information call (800) 758-1123 or email pfow@clarkston.com.

Friday, October 13 
Teen Movie Night
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Arc of Spokane Community Center, 320 E. 2nd Ave, Spokane. A safe and fun place for teens to meet up with old friends or make new ones. Snacks provided. Contact Theresa Fears at (509) 328-6326 to sign up your teen.  This is a free event.

Saturday, October 21
PAVE 7th Annual Dinner and Auction
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Lakewood, WA. A fundraiser to benefit PAVE (Partnerships for Action; Voices for Empowerment). Go to www.wapave.org for more information. 

Tuesday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 25
TEAM Conference

WSU Spokane, 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) delivers expert-level training for first responders and mental health professionals. To register go to eventbrite.com/e/team-conference-tickets-34216506492. 

Saturday, October 28
Wings for All

Time TBD at the Spokane International Airport, 9000 W. Airport Dr, Spokane. Participants will experience checking in, going through security, and even taxiing down the runway in an actual airplane. Contact Darci Ladwig at (509) 328-6326 or dladwig@arc-spokane.org. 

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