The Arc needs Conference gifts! Calling all artists!

gift.jpgAre you an artist? Are you a person with an intellectual or developmental disability? Do you make something that would make a great gift? If so, The Arc of North Carolina needs you! We would like to purchase our conference speaker gifts from you.

Every year, The Arc of North Carolina holds an Annual Conference. We always give the people who speak and present at our conference a small gift to thank them. In the past, we have given framed artwork and calendars.  These are just examples from past conferences- we are excited to see this year's submissions! 

If you have something you create that would make a good gift, we’d like to know. Here are the guidelines for the gifts:

  1. Gifts must cost between $15.00 and $20.00 each.
  2. You must be able to provide at least 15 gifts.
  3. Gifts must be made by a person with a disability in North Carolina.
  4. Gifts must be in our Raleigh office by September 11, 2015.

We will be taking submissions until August 24th and picking the winning selection on August 31st!

Please submit your gift ideas to Gerri Smith at or 800-662-8706. Please feel free to call or email if you have questions.

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Meet the Turnbulls

Rud_and_Ann_Turnbull-2-SPOTLIGHT.jpgThe Arc of North Carolina is proud to announce that Ann and Rud Turnbull will be the keynote speakers for The Arc's 2015 Annual State Conference.

The husband-wife team brings a wealth of intellectual and developmental disability expertise: They are the co-founders of the Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas and renowned experts in disability research and policy. They were both selected by their peers as people who "changed the course of history for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 20th century."

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