Advocacy Is In Full Force at Delarc and Across NYS

The Arc New York Central Region Chapters, representing individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families, are pleased to announce the success of their Legislative Call-In Day across the Central NY Region. These chapters included The Arc of Delaware County (Delarc), The Arc Otsego, ACHIEVE, The Arc of Onondaga, The Arc Oneida Lewis, […]

Providers Who Care for People With Disabilities Deserve a Raise

This letter was originally published in the Syracuse Post-Standard. It has been adapted with permission from letter-writer Barbara Davis, a member of The Arc’s National Sibling Council. I am the sister and legal guardian of a sibling with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD). She resides in Onondaga County in New York and receives services […]

Why Black Disabled History Matters

The following blog post was originally published on the World Institute on Disability’s website and is reposted here with permission. View the original blog here. By Dikko Yusuf Black disabled history is an aspect of Black history, which informs world history. Black History Month is officially celebrated every year in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and the […]

Moving up the Career Ladder at Delarc

One of our Life Coaches, Rachael Dougherty, was recently promoted to Life Coach 10! (Laura Jean and Rachael) Rachael was hired as a Life Coach 3 at Delarc’s THRIVE program back in 2020, right as the pandemic hit. This unexpected event was an example of the flexibility she has to offer. Due to the pandemic […]

A Journalist’s Guide to Disability for Election 2024

Journalists, did you know people with disabilities are the largest minority voting bloc in our country? It’s also a population that has been growing rapidly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet all too often, people with disabilities and the issues vital to them and their loved ones are absent from candidate debates, interviews, […]

4th Quarter/Holiday Meeting

4th Quarter/Holiday Meeting It is always a great time when the Delarc crew gets together. Our 4th quarter/holiday meeting was held at our Hamden location Friday, December 22, 2023. Gathering together allows us to celebrate our accomplishments, work on team building/communication exercises, and so much more.   We welcomed our new employees! From last quarter […]

“He Isn’t Worth Helping” – Devastating Stories of Medical Ableism

Our health care system is failing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) – and costing them their lives. Their shared experiences are eye-opening and egregious, including doctors outright refusing to provide services, wrongly attributing health issues to their disability, not viewing people with IDD as reliable communicators of their own health issues, making assumptions […]

Guardianship and Recreation Grants Received from NYSARC Trust Services

The Arc of Delaware County was Awarded $26,566 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services Walton, New York – December 22, 2023 – The Arc of Delaware County, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Delaware County, was awarded $26,566 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support their guardianship […]