#Handsoff: Why I Advocate to Stop the Shock

By Nicole Jorwic People with disabilities are being tortured by shock devices at the Judge Rotenberg Center. These devices are worn by residents of JRC, an institution in Massachusetts for children and adults with disabilities. Staff members use remote controls to administer a shock to residents for perceived misbehavior. This is despite the fact that […]

#HandsOff our Kids: Advocating Against Restraint and Seclusion

#HandsOff is a series on The Arc Blog. Each month, we feature a story from individuals and families across The Arc’s network about how some of today’s key policy issues impact their day to day lives. By: Erik Smith I went to Washington last month to support my wife in sharing our family’s story about […]

February #HandsOff: Advocating with Young Children

We would like to share this awesome message shared by the Arc national’s blog and we want to thank you all for strengthening our voice through membership to The Arc of Delaware County. Consider becoming a member today and help us to continue advocating for policies that impact daily life. Celebrate #DDawareness19 (Developmental Dissabilities Awareness […]

Grateful For Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

We would like to express our gratitude for the NYSARC Trust Services 2018 grants, which provide funds for guardianship and recreation programs.   NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT)  can dramatically impact the lives of people we support while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefit programs (i.e. Medicaid and SSI). These […]

The Arc Responds to Food and Drug Administration’s Intent to Ban Use of Electric Shock Devices

Earlier this week, The Arc’s National office released the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement that it intends to ban the use of an electric shock device called Gradual Electronic Decelerator or GED. These devices are used with residents of the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC), an institution in Massachusetts […]

Sharing Laughs with “Our Place” St. James Church Lake Delaware

“Our Place” is an Adult Enrichment Center offering an array of activities & programs for seniors and other community members. The senior program is open Wednesdays from noon to 3 pm at The Saint James Church,  55 Lake Delaware Dr, Delhi, NY 13753 Henry Kamp was more than happy to respond to an invitation to […]

Up, Up, and Away!

Here at The Arc of Delaware County, our focus is person-centered. It’s not just about reaching optimum potential, it’s also about helping to create fulfilling lives, lives of dignity and joy. We hope you enjoy one such experience for Edson Jones written by Jessica Baldi.   ***   Edson Jones has dreamt of flying in […]

Family Fun at the Holiday Hoopla

The Arc’s RFI program in Walton was the place to be last Friday evening!  Well over 100 youth turned out for the mysterious, magical ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed Halloween Holiday Hoopla.   This has become an annual tradition that families in the community look forward to each year.  Some highlights of the evening were the fun […]