Community Services, Still Going Strong!

Community Services at The Arc of Delaware County are going strong!  With a staff of five, Community Services has continued to support people on a daily basis despite a pandemic.   In a recent conversation with Katie Backus and Haley Rosa, two members of the Community Services team, they shared some of the steps they […]

The Arc Announces New Leaders and Members of National Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC -The Arc has elected a slate of new and returning members of the Board of Directors to lead its work for the next two years. This distinguished group includes professionals in the intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) field and affiliated services, people with IDD, family members, and leaders in the corporate and legal […]

Hand in Hand with our Community

  Our community is the foundation of our success in helping people achieve personally fulfilling lives.  We are grateful for your support all throughout the year, and we’re delighted for the opportunity to show our appreciation by giving back   The Arc of Delaware County oversees the daily operations of the Walton Food Pantry, in […]

The Workplace in 2020: How Employers Can Support Jobseekers With Disabilities

This is the second of a two-part series that The Arc@Work published this month to speak on the new and emerging challenges faced by workers with IDD and how employers, disability services agencies, and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) can work together on creating solutions that create inclusion and workplace equity.   In […]

The Workplace in 2020: Getting People With Disabilities Back To Work Safely During COVID-19

This year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month arrives at a precarious time in our country’s history: we continue to face the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic and one of the direst economic recessions in recent memory. The coronavirus pandemic has caused more than 200,000 deaths and infected more than 7 million people, while also creating […]

The Census Must Go On: The Futures of People with Disabilities and Hard-to-Count Populations are at Stake

WASHINGTON – The Arc is distressed that the U.S. Census Bureau is cutting short efforts to count all persons living in the country for the 2020 Census. Ending the self-response phase and critical door-knocking efforts of the census one month early on September 30th risks severely undercounting already hard-to-count populations like people with disabilities, immigrants, […]

Planning Can’t Wait: Preparing for Life’s Emergencies

Thinking about your child’s future after you’re gone is hard for most parents. For the parents of people with disabilities, the topic can be so daunting that it can feel impossible to broach. The result? Families all over the country shelve this conversation as long as possible. But the COVID-19 pandemic has been a stark […]

ADA 30: Carrying on the Legacy

“I think we made great strides when it came to all the advocacy that went into the ADA. I do think if we didn’t do all of the advocacy for the ADA, we might not be where we are today in regards to people with disabilities.” – Joseph Damiano, Self-Advocate. Joseph Damiano of Belfast, New […]

The Arc Commemorates and Reflects on the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

On Sunday, July 26th, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Arc is proud of our role in protecting the rights of people with disabilities, including as a significant player in the passage of the ADA. Consistent with our work for decades on policy development  and legal efforts on […]