Join The Arc of Evansville for a night out on Haynie’s Corner for our very first progressive dinner event!

  Indulge in an evening of culinary delights as we visit some of Haynie’s Corner’s finest restaurants, including Schymik’sSpankey’s Una Pizza, and Mo’s House on Thursday, June 20th!

  Check out our two ticket options:

  • Premium Ticket ($100) beginning at 6:00PM

  • Value Ticket ($50) beginning at 6:45PM

Hurry, tickets are limited! Purchase yours now by clicking the button below!

For more details on each ticket option, visit arcofevansville.org or call Kelley Tenbarge at 812.428.4500, ext. 307.

The Arc of Evansville is proudly partnered with Indiana University for a Community Conversation on June 21st, 2024, from 6PM to 8PM.

This session will give a personalized and flexible approach to matching a person’s skills, interests, and abilities with the needs of an employer. Creating or tailoring job positions to meet the unique strengths and preferences of the person.

  • Identify strengths, interests, skills, and support needs
  • Identify potential job opportunities that align with abilities and preferences
  • Negotiating with employers to customize job roles
  • Continued support for maintaining employment stability
  • Natural supports created within the workplace to help people succeed in their job

Please pre-register for the event by clicking on the button below. If you have any questions, please reach out to The Arc of Evansville at 812.428.4500.

There will be many opportunities for you to attend Community Conversations with Indiana University in the year 2024! Join us on the upcoming dates!

This session will help guide people with disabilities to find and maintain competitive employment in the community. Personalized support and assistance are provided to help overcome barriers to employment and succeed in the workplace.

  • Identify skills, interests, and career goals
  • Ongoing support to help navigate workplace challenges, develop job skills, and communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Assistance with obtaining any necessary workplace accommodations or modifications for performing job duties
  • Placement in regular, competitive jobs alongside non-disabled coworkers, rather than in segregated work settings

This session will give a personalized and flexible approach to matching a person’s skills, interests, and abilities with the needs of an employer. Creating or tailoring job positions to meet the unique strengths and preferences of the person.

  • Identify strengths, interests, skills, and support needs
  • Identify potential job opportunities that align with abilities and preferences
  • Negotiating with employers to customize job roles
  • Continued support for maintaining employment stability
  • Natural supports created within the workplace to help people succeed in their job

This session discusses the impact of employment on benefits varies depending on the specific benefits program and individual circumstances.

  • Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits are available while working
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a need-based program and income can affect eligibility and benefit amount
  • Medicaid eligibility rules vary by state and working may affect eligibility
  • Medicare is not generally affected by working
  • A Benefits Counselor can help understand the impact prior to employment

This session will explain that there are strategies and resources available to help people overcome concerns and pursue meaningful employment.

  • Understanding abilities can boost confidence in pursuing employment
  • Education ad training can improve skills and increase confidence in the workplace
  • A support system can provide encouragement, advice, and practical assistance throughout the job search
  • People with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodations in the workplace


This session discusses how employment can contribute significantly to building a meaningful day for people with disabilities.

  • Provides structure and routine
  • Gives a sense of purpose and meaning in life
  • Fosters social connections
  • Increases financial independence and stability
  • Boosts self-esteem and confidence
  • Contributes to a greater life satisfaction and fulfillment

This session discusses identifying and articulating individual goals, aspirations, and preferences regarding employment. Creating steps and strategies for achieving goals.

  • Access resources and support services
  • Consider preferred work environment, job duties, and career goals
  • Set realistic employment goals and evaluate support needs or accommodations
  • Research employment options and opportunities
  • Build skills and qualifications
  • Develop a plan of action with smaller, manageable tasks, and establish timelines
  • Stay motivated and persevere

When you make a donation, you…

Your donation assists individuals with disabilities in learning how to advocate for their wants and needs, achieving independence, building relationships, increasing awareness of their needs, learning new skills, and being given opportunities as an equal.

Your donation assists individuals with disabilities in achieving their full potential.

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