Pop-up Shop for Studio 190!

Since its inception, Studio 190 has considered occupying some brick and mortar space to sell the fantastic art being produced by the contributing artists. DelArc has been working methodically and diligently to both facilitate the development of each artist in the studio while maintaining the goal of allowing the artist to profit from their craft. […]

A Minute with Molly…

A few times a year we ramp up the fundraising efforts at DelArc. The support of our community means a great deal and the generous donations go a long way to supplement under-funded programs such as our preschool program (Carousel Children’s Services) and Residential services. While behind the scenes we continue to advocate on a […]

Fun Times at the Halloween Hootenanny!

Everyone was hungry for some community interaction so we formed a team and worked out the safest way possible to make it happen! We had our first every Trunk or Treat, outdoor experience and everyone had a great time!   Bobby Curious  and his fun music along with Chi Chi the Clown helped with the […]

Erin Balcom, 2021 THRIVE Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient! 

Erin was very committed to her goals throughout the pandemic. She zoomed in to a variety of virtual classes for a total of 5.5 hours a day! Her upbeat and positive attitude helped her to achieve success in a challenging goal that is typically taught with someone by her side. She demonstrated effort, was motivated […]

The Child Tax Credit Helps Working Moms Like Molly Stay Afloat – And in the Workforce

For moms like Molly, the past four months have meant long-overdue help in making ends meet. Molly works full time and manages the care for her 15-year-old son, Reid, who has a condition called Angelman’s Syndrome. Reid requires specialized caregiving for feeding, diaper changes, and constant monitoring for safety due to seizures and mobility issues. […]

Disability Is Not a Crime. Support Our Fight for Justice.

Too often, disability is criminalized due to a lack of understanding—by both the public and first responders. Disability-related behaviors can be perceived as threatening or suspicious, and it’s estimated that one third to half of all people in the U.S. killed by police have a disability. The Arc is working hard to protect the rights […]

Disability Rights Groups Urge Supreme Court to Uphold Protections Against Disability Discrimination

Disability rights organizations filed friend-of-the-court briefs today urging the Supreme Court to uphold disability rights by rejecting CVS’s attempt to dismantle non-discrimination protections under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The case, CVS v. Doe, involves a CVS-managed prescription drug plan that requires people who need “specialty medications” to receive them by mail, instead of at […]

Project TENDR Researchers Applaud CDC Action to Protect More Children from Neurotoxic Exposures and Anticipate Sweeping National Change

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued a new value for the level of lead in children’s blood considered to be elevated, tightening the standard from 5 micrograms/deciliter to 3.5 micrograms/deciliter. The CDC announcement coincided with the Biden Administration’s release of a government-wide plan for preventing lead exposure in children, focused on […]

Rounding Out NDEAM 2021

As we round out the last few days of National Disability Employment Awareness month (NDEAM) we commemorate it by celebrating the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities with another personal story. We also take a moment to bring awareness to disability employment issues, an important topic during NDEAM and all year long.     Amanda Green and Sarah […]

New Budget Framework Provides Historic Investment in the Disability Services System

Today, President Biden announced the Build Back Better budget framework that would make significant investments in our nation, people with disabilities, their families, and the direct support workforce. This new deal includes $150 billion for Medicaid home and community-based services, or HCBS, which provide the support people with disabilities need to be a part of […]