Our speaker was Ms. Carlene Leaper, Executive Director of the Arc, Mid-south. The Arc Mid-south is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.They help people achieve their life goals and become productive members of the community through opportunities in education, employment, housing, and recreation. Their programs include Advocacy, Elder Care, Family Support Services/personal Assistance, Respite/Summer camps and Weekend Retreats, Vocational Evaluation, Career Development and Job Placement, Life, Education, Training, Skills (L.E.T.S.) programs, Support Groups, Information and referral, Disability prevention training, focusing on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and Community Training and Education. The L.E.T.S program focuses on G.E.D. Test preparation, Money Management, Benefits Planning, Sex Education, Job Readiness, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, and Literacy Education. She talked about upcoming programs - Hoops from the Heart on March 28 and Annual International Tea on April 25.