2nd Quarter Agencywide Staff Meeting

On Friday, June 14th, Delarc got together for the second quarter agencywide staff meeting dressed in Flag Day attire.  Ty’s Taco-ria parked outside Hamden’s main office, before the meeting, where staff had the opportunity to enjoy some delicious food.    We had the opportunity to welcome several new staff, celebrate two recent promotions, and honor […]

Celebrating 25 Years of the Olmstead Decision

June 22 marks the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C.,  a landmark case that opened the door for millions of people with disabilities to live in the community. What was the Olmstead case about? The Olmstead case involved two women from Georgia, Lois Curtis (the L.C. in the case […]

A Father’s Love Knows No Limits

This Father’s Day, we’re celebrating Mike, a dad whose unconditional love and devotion are redefining society’s views on parenthood. Born with cerebral palsy, Mike has navigated life from a wheelchair, facing prejudices that often wrongly question the ability of those with disabilities to raise children. Mike is the proud dad to four children, ages 16, […]

This Election Year, Know Your Voting Rights!

Voting is an essential part of our democracy and our right as citizens. Too often, people with disabilities struggle to be able to vote. Here are some (but not all) of the reasons that people may struggle: Polling places may not have accessible entrances, spaces, machines, or ballots. Poll workers and election officials may not […]

May The 4th Be With You

Delarc celebrated May the 4th in Star Wars fashion. Friday, May 3rd, staff and self-advocates dressed in their favorite Star Wars character attire and enjoyed the Star Wars themed day. Individuals had the opportunity to win prizes by entering in an art contest and/or writing contest. Star Wars themed coloring pages were available as part […]

Life Coach to Assistant Residential Program Director

Meet Katrina Roloson, Delarc’s Assistant Residential Program Director. Katrina has worked with The Arc of Delaware County for the past 11 years. Prior to working at Delarc, Katrina worked at The Joshua House in the residential setting then the day program. She worked there for about three years before transitioning to Delarc. Michelle Armstrong, who […]

Celebrating 75 years with 75 Acts of Service

The Arc of Delaware County and the New York Arc Chapters Celebrate Progress for People with Disabilities with a Statewide Week of Service.   The Arc of Delaware County is joining people with disabilities, staff and families across the state to celebrate The Arc New York’s 75th Anniversary with 75 Acts of Service. The Week […]

2nd Annual Spring Fling

This past Saturday, May 18th, was Walton First Baptist Church and Delarc’s 2nd annual Spring Fling. There was dancing, light refreshments, games, face painting and more. As you walked through the double doors you were greeted with the Studio 190 artwork that was on display for sale. Across from the Studio 190 artwork, Nicky Carr […]

5 Disability Stories Journalists Should Be Covering Right Now (2024)

Journalists, are people with disabilities and disability issues at the forefront of your coverage? With over 61 million Americans and 1 billion people globally living with a disability, we all know and love someone with a disability. Yet this large and influential community remains underrepresented in media narratives. Too often, disability stories perpetuate negative stereotypes, […]