First day of Preschool, 2023-24!

Our Carousel Children’s Services program welcomed 10 new preschoolers, in addition to those who were returning from the previous school year. When we entered a couple of the classrooms to capture photos, the young preschoolers were already settled in, engaged in circle time, singing, painting and more! Carousel staff (teachers, teachers’ aides, and therapists) were […]

The Voice! 19 Art Show

A collaborative art show was put together by The Arc of Otsego and held at SUNY Oneonta. Artists within The Arc community submitted their work. Below are photos from the opening night of The Voice! 19.  

Congressman Molinaro Pledges Advocacy

The Arc of Delaware County staff, both executive and programmatic, and self-advocates met with Congressman Marc Molinaro to tour the main headquarters in Hamden, and discuss concerns and daily struggles faced by those with disabilities.   This article was reprinted with permission from The Reporter.    The Reporter   By Elizabeth DeFalco   HAMDEN – To […]

Barbara Advocates for Her Son Jake Because His Life Depends on It

Barbara’s son Jake is a medically complex young adult living at home with his parents. Jake relies on Medicaid to provide the services he needs to be medically safe and supported at home, including continuous skilled nursing and personal care assistance (PCA). To be eligible for these services, Jake undergoes an annual assessment. This determines […]

Seclusion and Restraint: A Mother and Teacher’s Perspective

Cassie is a mother, former educator, and co-founder of Michigan Advocates to End Seclusion and Restraint (EndSaR). She is a passionate advocate against the use of seclusion and restraint in schools, fueled by a lifetime of personal and professional experiences with these practices, which she hopes others can learn from. Cassie’s first experience with seclusion […]

Amicus Brief Filed in U.S. Supreme Court Case Emphasizes Importance of Testers to ADA Enforcement

If testers are stripped of standing, the result will be less private enforcement of the ADA, a less accessible society, and the continued exclusion of people with disabilities from community life. Washington, DC – Eighteen leading disability advocacy organizations have filed a “friend-of-the-court” brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Acheson Hotels v. Laufer, a […]