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A Legal Victory for Students with Disabilities

In 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1 that the “IDEA demands more” and requires providing a level of instruction reasonably calculated to permit advancement through the general curriculum. Where that is not a reasonable expectation, the IEP must be “appropriately ambitious” and provide the child the […]

The Arc of Delaware County Receives NYSARC Trust Services Grant

The Arc of Delaware County, a not-for-profit organizing supporting people with disabilities in Delaware County, was awarded $26,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support local guardianship and recreation programs. NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that can make dramatic improvements to the lives of people with […]

#HandsOff: Jake’s Story

This is the first installment of a new series at The Arc Blog called #HandsOff. Each month, we will feature a story from individuals and families across The Arc’s network about their experiences with some of today’s key policy issues impacting people with disabilities. The author, Melinda, and her brother-in-law, Jake My name is Melinda […]

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