Welcome to The Monthly Memo

 December, 2016

The Arc of New Mexico Mission

Our Mission: The Arc New Mexico promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

The Arc is not an acronym; always refer to us as The Arc, not The ARC and never ARC. The Arc should be considered as a title or a phrase.


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In This Month's Edition

Registration information about the Pre-Legislative Session Forum and Disability Rights Awareness Day

Upcoming Events in 2017

Thank you 2016 Donors!

Get Involved in Public Policy

Pre-Legislative Session Forum & Legislative Advocacy Training

Date/Time:   Saturday, January 7th, 2017 – 8:45 to 3:30.  Registration opens at 8:15 at the Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.

Registration/Cost:  $20 per person, which includes lunch and the afternoon workshop if you choose to stay for it.  Please register in advance so we can have adequate supplies of the materials, lunch and refreshments.  For more information contact Disability Rights New Mexico at 505-256-3100.

 Disability Rights Awareness Day 

 Disability Rights Awareness Day (DRAD) will be held Thursday and Friday, February 23-24, 2017 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe.  Thursday events will take place at the Hotel and will include keynote and breakout sessions covering current legislative and policy issues. 

Friday events will take place in the Capitol and will include information booths, visits with legislators and a rally from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  

To register go to www.arcnm.org.  

DRAD is made possible through a grant from the New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.

Upcoming Events in 2017 

March 31 - The Arc Sprout Film Festival, African-American Performing Arts Center

The Sprout Film Festival’s mission is to inspire audiences, promote inclusion and support transformative filmmaking as an integral part of social change. This unique event, which focuses exclusively on films that celebrate the diverse lives and creativity of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), strives to challenge assumptions and breakdown stereotypes. By introducing powerful, thought-provoking films from around the world to new and ever-more inclusive audiences, we hope to promote greater acceptance, celebrate difference and light the spark to help make the invisible, visible.  The event will also local feature artists with disabilities showing and selling their art.

June 16-17 - Statewide Self-Advocacy Summit/Arc Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency Hotel

The Summit is organized and hosted by Allies in Advocacy and NM Developmental Disabilities Planning Council's Center for Self-Advocacy. The two-day event provides attendees with an opportunity to network with one another, to learn and have fun.   It will also include information booths, vendors, a raffle, silent auction, karaoke and a dance.

Thank You 2016 Donors!

The Arc of New Mexico depends on  gifts and donations from individuals, businesses and organizations to carry out our Mission to promote and protect the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our 2016 donors.  This year we received over $100,000 in gifts, bequests and in-kind donations.  

2016 Donors: Adolfo Vasquez, Alan & Veronica C. Neuman, Albertsons Companies Foundations, Bank of the West, Bertha Costales, Bill and Betty Mottern, Bob Kittis, Carmen Garcia, Casa Verde Spa, Cathe Collard, Damon Black Trust, David Watkins and Maxine Schmidt, Debbie Chavez, Debbie Fletcher, Diana & Oral Duncan, Dinah Padilla-Harvey, Doris Husted, Earl Todd , Firestone Auto Care, First Financial Credit Union, Francene Kilgore-Sanchez, Grace Brown, Grace, Requires Understanding, Inc., Grant County Title Company, Hinkle Family Fun Center, Hotel Albuquerque, Isabel Quintana, Isotopes Baseball, J&D Landis Irrevocable Trust, Jacqueline and Collin Martinez, Jason and Gurpradad Mitchell, Jeanie Maisel, Jerrald Roehl, Jim Lather, Joann Albrycht, Jo Ann Baxter, John Trujillo, LaLo's Copper Clipper, LLC, Leigh Walters and Allison Moore, Leonard Espinosa & Associates, Ling Faith-Heuertz, Loretta, Dennis and Gabe Silva, Madrid Bonding, Menicucci Insurance Agency, MGM, LLC, Nathaniel Cobb, New Mexico Bank and Trust, Oscar Escareno, Pilar Quintana, Philip Alvarez-Levin, Randy Costales, Rio Grande Wholesale, Road Angels Motorcycle Club, Roger Weinreich, Sally Faubion, San Felipe Gaming Enterprise, Sheehan & Sheehan, PA, Siri GuruNam Kaur Khalsa, Stan and Carolyn Mason, The Benevity Community Impact, Thea Kavanaugh, Trevor Williams, DMD, Van Nunley, Vicki Galindo, Weems Galleries.