The Arc of Katy “zooms” through summer 2020 with our friends

The Arc of Katy participants are enjoying opportunities to “zoom” through summer 2020 thanks to the creativity and determination of our talented staff and volunteers.

The Arc of Katy summer program participants are happy to be connected. When asked what they enjoy most about The Arc of Katy, their most used word is “friends.” They enjoy seeing, spending time with, and sharing experiences with friends.  

On June 15, The Arc of Katy successfully opened our summer program with both in-person and online activities for teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We returned to online sessions only on June 29 in response to an increased public health COVID-19 threat level in Harris County, Texas. We are remaining agile so we can respond effectively to the evolving situation and are regularly monitoring and following guidance from public officials and health experts.    

While we hope to return to in-person programs soon, our summer staff continue to develop programs that keep our participants connected online. Program participants are enjoying social activities such as online dance, sing along, UNO, Bingo, and Pictionary as well as learning and crafts activities such as gardening, physical fitness, pet care, making spiced pickles, and creating humming bird houses.

Thanks to all the staff, volunteers and parents who are helping us to safely zoom through summer 2020 with our friends.