Arc Northland

Parenting Support - Disabilities

Education and support for parents, or soon to be parents


Programming to help parents or potential parents succeed in the parenting role

This can include classes, workshops, information or other educational opportunities.

Additional Information

Provides support, resources, information, counseling, meetings, and workshops for families of children and young adults with disabilities

Support groups include:

  • "Extreme Parenting" - Monthly family gathering and support opportunity for families that include a child/teen with mental health/emotional problems
  • "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Extreme" - Support to families that include a child/teenager with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

In both of these groups, parents and caregivers get support and training. Siblings get a safe place to be while participating in art, music or physical activities.

Advocacy - Trained advocates can assist in the school, work, community, or social service settings.

Information & Referral - The Arc Northland office has a variety of print, video, and audio materials about special conditions and situations available.


  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to everyone
  • Specialization
    • Children and/or youth with disabilities
    • Developmental disabilities
    • Family


Primarily serves residents of Carlton, Cook, Lake and St. Louis counties, as well as northeastern Minnesota


424 W Superior St, Ste 500, Duluth, MN, 55802

Other Services at this Location

  • Advocacy - Disabilities Helps individuals or groups make sure they receive benefits and services for which they are eligible
  • Housing Access Coordination Helps people with disabilities to plan, find, and move into a home of their own
  • Transitional Services Money to cover the one-time costs of moving out of an eligible setting (such as a hospital, adult foster care home or nursing home) into your own place


Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 218-726-4725

Area Served

Primarily serving the residents of southern St. Louis County, Carlton County, Lake County and Cook County

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