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Empowering Individuals and Families.

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Many thanks to all who attended and supported The Arc of Lincoln Harvest Moon Annual Celebration held on 10-19-2023.

The event advocating for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities was a fun-filled success. The scrumptious  dinner by the Venue, the lively fundraising Live Auction by Ed Hall of Vandertook Auction Co. as well as the Silent Auctions , and the recognition program event took place at The Grand Manse in the Jasmine Room.


 2023 Arc Advocate Awards were presented to the following individuals in recognition of their advocacy and service:

  • Community Advocate Award: Kathy Wade, DD Service Coordination Supervisor - NE Department Health & Human Services

  • Educator Advocate Award: Hope Clarke, Lux MS Special Education Teacher - Lincoln Public Schools

  • Leadership Advocate Award: Dr. Amber Messersmith- Management Department Professor, UNL College of Business

  • Self Advocate Award: Alan Carlson- Board Vice President, Arc of Lincoln 


Appreciation was expressed to the following Harvest Moon  sponsors:

  • Bryan Hospital, Lincoln 

  • Hands of Heartland, Lincoln

  • Glienke Insurance Agency, Lincoln 

  • Kobza Family, Lincoln 

  • NIAF Reality, Lincoln 

  • Riggs & Associates CPAs, Lincoln

  • Sandhills Global - Peed Foundation, Lincoln

  • Young Family, Beatrice 

Appreciation was also expressed to over 50 agencies, businesses, and individuals who donated auction items. The Arc of Lincoln thanks all Harvest Moon supporters.

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through a donation to the Arc of Lincoln! 


You can donate via Paypal or Venmo QR codes below. As well as cash, credit card or check.

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(all major credit cards accepted)


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The Advocacy Partnership for People with Special Needs was created to increase the capacity to advocate for people with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Arc of Lincoln is a non-profit advocacy organization that serves people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families

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We empower and serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We advocate for their rights and community inclusion.


We will live in a society where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are included and respected as valued members of the community.


The Arc of Lincoln provides a town hall, resource fair and presentations important for families as young adults prepare to transition to adulthood.


Opportunity for families to learn about important topics and share information with other families.


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