Stearns, Benton, Morrison County Area
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A great way for parents/caregivers of children with special needs to connect, relax and learn about resources. Sessions will include various of topics of interest for all, followed by informal facilitated sharing and networking in smaller groups. Parents/Caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Spina Bifida or other special needs are all welcome to participate. Attend any one or all - Topics to be Announced.
On site skilled child care available for children up to age 10 year old with advanced registration.
Hope Covenant Church - 336 4th Ave So, St. Cloud, MN (enter the east door)
Watch for fall dates - Join us at our community picnic August 8th at the Sauk Rapids Municipal Park - 5:30 PM
6:00 – 7:30 PM Refreshments provided
Please register by the Monday before each meeting by calling 320.251.7272 or email email@example.com
Arc Midstate - Other
For general information for families who have children and teens with special needs including Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X and FASD, to get connected to resources, special events/groups for siblings, public policy updates, and to inquire about advocacy services.
Arc Midstate at 320.251.7272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid-Minnesota Down Syndrome Community
A new collaboration between Arc Midstate and the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota. Mid-Minnesota Down Syndrome Community is a group for parents or caregivers who have children with Down Syndrome.
February 16, March 16, March 30, April 13th call for details
- Thursday Nights 6:00 - 7:30 PM:
Hope Covenant Church - 336 4th Ave So. - St. Cloud, MN (enter the east door)
Parent Voices of NAMI
NAMI's mission is to offer families of children affected by a mental illness a safe haven where they can find acceptance, HOPE, and education.
Meets the second Tuesday of every month (except July)
Clara’s House -1564 Co Rd 134, St. Cloud, MN 56303
6:00 - 7:30 PM
NAMI at 320.654.1259 or email Parent Voices of NAMI
for more information
For children ages 7-12 years. This group is on hold - looking for more participants !!
For children who have a sibling with a special need. Events held quarterly.
Arc Midstate for details at 320.251.7272 or email email@example.com
Subject line: SIBLING
Circle of Parents
The Circle of Parents is a free community-based support group for parents and their children. No registration required. Light dinner and children's program is provided.
Circle of Parents' mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect and strengthen families through mutual self-help parent support groups.
Meets every Monday 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Great River Regional Library - 1300 W Saint Germain St, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Circle of Parents, Roxy Foster, for more information at 651.442.8914 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To report an update/change/addition/deletion – please contact Arc Midstate at
320.251.7272 or by e-mail
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Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by Arc Midstate