About Autism Resources of Marshall County (ARMC)
Autism Resources of Marshall County (ARMC) was founded in 2006 by several education, community professionals, and family members in the county, as a way to better serve individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders. The objective was to provide services and resources, or access to as well as educating the community about Autism.
The organization began to raise money for their efforts through cookie sales, T-shirt sales and a local walk in April, which is Autism Awareness Month.
In 2013, Autism Resources of Marshall County partnered with Plymouth Chapter No. 49, Royal Arch Masons, to organize and successfully implement its first Walk for Autism, which was held in September of 2014. Enough contributions were received to enable the group to establish its first Summer Camp (2015) for the individuals impacted by Autism. Camps were held during the summers of 2015, expanded in 2016 and are now an annual event.
In 2015, the partnership between Autism Resources and the Masons was solidified when they applied for and were granted a 501(c)(3) designation as a non-profit corporation; which gives contributors more opportunity to donate with tax deductible capability.
In April 2016, a committee was formed to provide ongoing monthly recreational activities, like bowling and dances in the community, for teens and young adults with Autism. To follow these monthly activities, check us out on Facebook.
The challenge has been great … but the need greater! Autism Resources of Marshall County is looking forward to expanding their Summer Camp and providing monthly recreational activities in the community by enhancing their available resources and developing new ideas to help those on the Autism Spectrum. Your contribution and volunteer efforts will make Autism Resources of Marshall County a true success!
But the TRUE winners will be … all those individuals impacted by Autism!
Autism Resources of Marshall County now offers two Summer Camps for those impacted by the Autism Spectrum Disorders. One Summer Camp assists elementary children and the other helps with older individuals. The purpose of the camp is to provide opportunities for social experiences in a community setting.
Each of the camps provide two week's worth of daily activities and learning experiences through field trips, swimming, taekwondo, and learning activities for developmental growth.
Education professionals and volunteers provide leadership for the Camp. Expenses are 100% funded by Autism Resources of Marshall County.
The objective is to expand the Camp in length of time, quality of activity and number of participants. Your financial commitment can help achieve these objectives.
For community recreational activities, checkout ARMC on Facebook.