We Need Your Membership Support!

From the beginning 53 years ago, The Arc of Delaware County recognized that a strong membership was necessary to successfully advocate for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In those early days, our members in partnership with all the members of The Arc of New York were truly a force to be reckoned […]

Stronger Together!

  Here we are another month into what will go down in history as the viral pandemic of the century. Thankful for our blessings, grieving with our sister chapters in the epi-center whose losses we can scarcely comprehend, we seek to see the bright spots in each and every day. We are stronger together!   […]

Staying Connected… and Apart

  “We miss our friends! We miss our community!”  This was the buzz we began hearing as our sheltered in experience grew longer and rightfully so!   We’ve shared some great stories about how The Arc of Delaware County has handled this time of uncertainty, crisis, and all the challenges that came along with it. […]

Celebrating George, a Milestone Adventure!

  George Osterhoudt has been a long time friend of The Arc of Delaware County for decades and when you’ve been a friend that long, you aren’t just a friend,  you’re family!   People from the Delhi community often ask, “Hey, how’s George doing?” fondly remembering him from the many years he was a part […]

To Be Seen, The Ultimate Act of Support and Kindness

When DSP Carol Moore had an idea on her heart to share something special with people who live on Elm St. and Main St. for Easter weekend, she had no idea it would be the ultimate act of “pay it forward”.   Carol made the decision to purchase dinner to show her gratitude and love […]

Day Programs Remain Closed

We wanted to check in and let you know with the entire state of New York being placed on PAUSE by order of the Governor and recommendations of the CDC, our day programs will remain closed until further notice.   Our executive team is in daily contact with our parent organization, The Arc New York.  […]

Our New Normal – We’ve Got This!

  We keep on keeping on! We have a new normal and just as we knew we would, The Arc of Delaware County has got this! So do you. We beleive in you. We hope we inspire you to keep on keeping on. Please, friends. Reach out to us. Connect to us on social media. […]

DSP’s, Our Unsung Heroes!

When the coronavirus changed our world, day programs closed and everyone stayed at home to flatten the curve. Keeping everyone healthy was the order of the day and that meant choosing specific teams to staff houses that are now full 24/7. All of our DSP’s rose to the occasion supporting our residential program, staying engaged, […]

Residential Program Updates

As you are aware, the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities has implemented a temporary suspension of visitation to our residences in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Effective March 25 at 5 p.m., OPWDD has also directed the temporary suspension of home visits and community outings for our residential programs. We recognize […]

Let’s Play Lock Down BINGO!

We are all making the best of this very interesting time in our nation’s history. Never before have we experienced a situation such as this. Being “locked-down” can be challenging even for the most creative and innovative of us! Being idle can also lend to a great deal of fear.   With that in mind, […]