Keeping it Clean with Terresa

Terresa Vengen, the strong, funny, and extremely caring resident of Delhi spends one day a week at CLS Walton, proudly working completing janitorial duties.   “I love my job, I like helping out”   Terresa stated, as she explained her routine. She will make sure the trash cans are emptied, dishes cleaned, and the plants […]

Medicaid Work Requirement in Debt Ceiling Bill Puts People With Disabilities at Grave Risk

Navigating these complex and extreme benefit tests will be particularly difficult for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2811, The Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023, which includes radical new work requirements for Medicaid enrollees in exchange for lifting the debt ceiling. This Medicaid benefit test will […]

Paint and Sip at THRIVE

Delarc’s THRIVE location held another fun and bubbly Paint and Sip. The canvases, easels, paint, and paintbrushes were set up in the Hamden cafeteria. A group who signed up for the paint n sip, grabbed their spot and was eager to get started. Barbara Stoesser, the lead artist, walked the group through a fun painting […]

Survivors of Sexual Violence with Developmental Disabilities in LGBTQ and Transgender Communities Speak Out

By: The Arc’s Talk About Sexual Violence Project and The Rainbow Program How bias and discrimination impact survivors with developmental disabilities within the LGBTQIA+ community Survivors of sexual violence with developmental disabilities (DD) within the LGBTQIA+ community often experience bias and discrimination which impacts their access to services: There is a lack of sexuality education […]

Why the Debt Ceiling Matters to People With Disabilities

Right now, Congress must decide what to do about the debt ceiling. Congress’ decisions could have a BIG impact on people with disabilities and their families. What is the debt ceiling? The federal government regularly borrows money to pay for things. The debt ceiling is the largest amount of money the federal government can borrow […]

The Arc and The Coca-Cola Foundation Renew Shared Commitment to Education Equity and Self-Determination

WASHINGTON, DC, April 4, 2023 – The Arc is thrilled to announce that a grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation will help us empower families and students navigating the special education process, which continues to be a source of confusion and frustration for countless families across the country. Too often, students and their caregivers do not […]

Future Business Leaders of America spend the day at Studio 190

Earlier this month, Molly Little, Delarc’s CEO was invited by Walton Central School District’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) to come speak to their group. Molly spoke about The Arc’s mission and the programs and services offered to people with developmental disabilities in Delaware County, and shared information about Delarc’s paid internship program for […]

Change Your World: Kick-Start Your Disability Advocacy With The Arc

For nearly 75 years, The Arc has been on the frontlines of the disability advocacy movement, fighting for the issues that matter most to people with disabilities and their families. The Arc is a grassroots organization with nearly 600 state and local chapters, all pushing for the full inclusion of people with disabilities on the […]

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Spotlight-Wendy Evanitsky

Meet Wendy Evanitsky, a wise, kind-hearted lady who is well known and liked within the community. Wendy enjoys working closely with Margaret, her Life Coach. “She is my rock” Wendy sweetly stated. Wendy loves both her Life Coaches, Margaret and Rene. Wendy is also very close with her twin brother. She stated that they have […]

Hancock students spend the day at Delarc

This past February, students from Hancock Elementary School had the opportunity to visit a few of our Delarc locations; Studio190, THRIVE, and CLS Walton. This was a powerful experience for the students and the self-advocates at each of Delarc’s programs.   The students were paired up into groups which were led by self-advocate mentors. After […]